Mr Paul van Breugel, College Principal
Here we are at the end of term 1 already - short terms are always more hectic as we try to fit the same amount of stuff into them. We have had a positive start to the year but also need to ne aware of a few challenges. A couple of key issues that we need your help with are:
Many students attend regularly and well however we have some students whose attendance is lower than is needed for them to succeed. See the stats in Mrs Coffey's report for more detail. Please help us by:
1) getting your child to school every day on time and;
2) letting us know when your child is absent for a legitimate reason and what that reason is.
the take up of our laptop program is quite high but we still have a proportion of students who have not opted in to this. If you have not taken any action regarding your child's laptop please do so by either logging onto the online system at http://traralgoncollege2016.orderportal.com.au/ or contacting the college if you believe you merit hardship support. The other issue is that some students regularly leave laptops at home, These are a learning tool we expect students to have so please encourage your child to bring them to school fully charged every day.
Many of our students work hard and consistently and this is reflected in their progress reports and their academic results, some of our students are a bit less focussed. Please discuss your child's progress reports with them and focus on how well they apply themselves and the work ethic required to do well at school. We expect students to be applying themselves as fully as possible for all their time at school.
I hope all families have a positive Easter break and that you are able to celebrate this time of year in the way that suits your traditions and values. Take some time to enjoy the lovely Autumn weather and celebrate what a lucky and wonderful country we live in. We look forward to all students returning safe and well on April 11 for the start of term 2.