Acting Principals Report
While Corey Jewell has stepped into a short term position at the North Eastern Metropolitan Region it has been my absolute privilege to be Acting College Principal these last two weeks.
The college has been its usual vibrant self, humming along with a variety of activities taking place. Tuesday saw the first day of Naplan Testing for our year 7 and 9 students. This time, all tests were completed on a digital platform and spread across 10 days to allow all students to have access to the schools computer facilities in order to complete these tests. Considered planning ensured that all tests ran smoothly and that our students were given the best possible opportunity to perform at their very best. Students have completed their Writing and Reading components of Naplan, with Language Conventions and Numeracy tests scheduled for next week. A very big thank you to Mary Snowball for the scheduling of the tests and ensuring that all the finer details met the national requirements. Also a huge thank you to the year 7 and 9 English staff, who were placed in charge of administering the Naplan tests with their classes. I know students appreciated having a familiar face in the classroom while they completed these tests.
The college also celebrated Educational Support Staff Day with a morning tea on Friday, to acknowledge the work of ES staff at our college who work alongside teaching staff to support the work of teachers and improve learning opportunities for our students. Their roles in the college are varied, but they are united in their passion and dedication to the students at our school, and it is a privilege to have them as members of our college community.
Next week Is Education week, and this year will have the theme of Celebrating Careers as a focus. This ties in with various events run at the college with senior students organised by Krystal Bussell and supports the many conversations students will be having with their teachers about suitable pathways to careers and work. As a reminder, all year 10 students need to return their Work Experience forms to Ms Bussell, as the Work Experience program is a formative aspect of the decision making process students need to undertake in terms of planning a pathway into senior years and future careers.