It is wonderful to be back for the final term of the year. Next week we farewell our Year 12s as they prepare for the next part of their journeys. For some there are VCE exams, and we pray God's strength upon them. For others, it is a time of rest or into the workforce. We pray God's blessing upon each and every one as they go. Remember you are always welcome back to visit us.
The Bayside Way
At last week's EGM I briefly shared about 'The Bayside Way'. In short, the four expectations are the non-negotiable standards that the College expects. They are Respect, Responsibility, Maximising Learning, and Kindness. As I mentioned, 95% of the time, our students are continually demonstrating these. Please continue to discuss the expectations with your children. As a College, we will also explore them in depth so students are able to improve the 5% where they have not met the expectations and celebrate the 95% where they are doing well.
At the EGM I also shared that our recent NAPLAN results showed that:
The College is performing at or above state average in most areas.
There was strong growth from Year 3 to 5, 5 to 7, and 7 to 9
In 10 out of the 15 areas, there is strong, above average, or substantially above average growth.
In Writing, the College had substantially above average growth, with the majority of students improving at least two years or more since their last NAPLAN test
We also continue to work on challenging high achieving students, and recognise the need to continue to build Numeracy skills.
The PDF attachment below contains the slides of the EGM presentation on both 'The Bayside Way' and NAPLAN.
Woolworths Discovery Garden
A reminder that Woolworths' new promotion is giving away mini pot plants of herbs and veggies with every $30 spend. If you are not collecting these for your home garden, the Agriculture team would be delighted if you would donate them to the College. Please have your children bring them to the office, and we will pass them on to the team.