Mrs Sue Coffey
How quickly the time flies, we are nearing the end of November and our Year 9 students who have been involved in the Victorian Young Leaders to China program are returning this week. I look forward to hearing their stories and hope that they all get some rest before returning to school. A program like this is incredibly draining and certainly not a holiday. The students have been learning as much as possible during the six weeks and our teacher Sharon Taylor has been on duty 24/7. The challenges are many when visiting a country with a limited amount of spoken English, where the food and the culture is so different. I am sure everyone will be excited about getting home to their families, friends and their own beds!
A reminder that the Movie “Most Likely to Succeed” is being shown as a fund raiser for our school on Wednesday the 30th of November. This movie challenges the current education system and its lack of progress in 120 years. At the conclusion of the movie there will be a short discussion panel which comprises Loretta Willaton, Gippsland Area Manager for Telstra, Paul Ford Chairman of Agribusiness Gippsland, Lisa Price from the BBLLLEN and Aden Wyers from Traralgon College. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite for $15 per ticket, tea and coffee will be provided and all other drinks will be available at bar prices. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/most-likely-to-succeed-viewing-the-future-of-schooling-tickets-28878817320
The Year 11 and 12 students have finished their exams and the 11’s are beginning Head Start as Year 12’s this week. This is a really important time for the 12’s as it sets them up for next year. Teachers will explain outcomes and begin work for next year. All students are required to attend otherwise they will be behind their peers and won’t know what they need to do over the holidays. Year 12 is a short year and students need to be aware that keeping up with the work load is crucial.
Year 10 students have exams this week and will begin Head Start on the 28th with years 7, 8, and 9.
If you have any questions about head start please check with your year level coordinator or your Advisory/TLC teacher.
Students with Premier Andrews at the Gippsland Assembly on Thursday evening.