The focus of learning during this month has been on reengagement of students back to face to face learning. Lessons designed to support student wellbeing in the current environment have been well received. Senior students are well and truly back into “normal” sessions, while Year 7’s have undergone a “re-transitioning into high school” program. Staff have continued the focus on literacy and numeracy strategies as a priority and the Independent Reading Program is up and running.
Congratulations to all students on their positive approach and attitude during this transition period. We are very proud of all you have achieved!
Independent Reading Resumes
With the return to face to face teaching, it is timely to remind families of the importance of reading. Students from Years 7-10 have begun their daily 20 minute Independent Reading sessions. Reading fosters an appreciation for the power of words, builds fluency and practice in reading and promotes comprehension skills. Please remind and encourage your child to bring along a book or magazine of their choice each day and take the opportunity to model reading in the home where possible.
Silver Award: Duke of Edinburgh Award
Congratulations to Ryan Percival of Year 11 who is the recipient of the Silver Award in the Duke of Edinburgh Program. This internationally recognised program encourages young people to explore their full potential and helps equip them for life and work through participation in four areas:
- Community Service,
- Learning a skill,
- Physical Activity and
- Participating in group overnight journeys & expeditions.
This program develops confidence, resilience, determination, leadership, planning, problem solving, communication, creativity, adaptability, capacity building and leadership.
Works on Stage One of the building are progressing well. This month’s work will include the following:
- Completion of new canteen and staffroom, ready for handover next week
- Completion of facade and roof sheeting on gym
- New boiler installation
- Commencement of replacement of landscaping works in town centre
Crazy Sock Day
Year 12 students recently requested a special day for their cohort to provide some fun and frivolity. The outcome of the suggestion was ”Crazy Sock Day”. The Class of 2020, supported by staff at the College, welcomed the cold weather and donned crazy socks for the day as a celebration of colour and fun. A simple, but fun initiative!
SIRC: Loud Shirt Day
The Student Interact Representative Council has swung into action and has already organised their first fundraiser this term. A “Loud Shirt Day” was held this week. Funds raised ($517.85) went to The Deafness Foundation. Thank you to all involved and to the SIRC for their vision and commitment.
Term 3 School Resumes: Tuesday July 14.