Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity. Henry Hartman
Agriculture remains critical to the fortunes of our nation and remains the biggest employer across Australia’s rural and regional communities. Last Monday, over 130 students from across our community attended the RIST Taster Day and the College was well represented. Our new strategic emphasis on the provision of a curriculum with more choice and balance is coming to fruition, while we acknowledge the changing expectations and requirements at community, state and national level.
The College is proud to support community partnerships with local educational institutions like RIST who offer Certificate II and III Agriculture and the Hamilton District Skills Centre who teach Woodwork and Automotive Engineering. Next year we will expand our partnership to include William Angliss Institute. From 2019, our Hospitality students, under the watchful eye of Ms McGoon, will benefit from being part of a network of high performing schools. Additional benefits for our students include all graduates being automatically granted a place at William Angliss after school while staff enjoy the benefits of cross marking and resource sharing with other similar schools.
Furthermore, next year, the College will subsidize to the sum of $500 any approved subject taught by external providers to expand our commitment to improve the breadth of our offerings. We aspire to seek the best for and from every student and support their choice of subjects. This offer does not apply to co-curricular activities and courses that are sourced by students and parents. Please contact our Deputy Principal: Teaching and Learning, Mr Ralph Carolan, to find out more.
A reminder to all families that Senior School students must arrive and depart school in full winter school uniform including their blazer in Terms 2 & 3. Failure to do so will result in them joining me for a lunchtime detention.
Dr Andrew Hirst