From the Kings Park Campus
Goodbye & Hello
We are approaching the end of Year 10 students’ time at the junior campuses. We will be farewelling Year 10 KP students in an Assembly on Monday November 18th. Students will then be completing their exams at the Delahey campus before beginning the year 10-11 Transition week December 2-6.
Selected students from Year 10 will be participating in the WPC Boot Camp during the exam time. These students will be completing a 4 day Industry and Employment immersion. This is the 3rd year this program is being offered and we are pleased to welcome back previous year’s alumni to work with the group.
Whilst we say ‘goodbye’ to one cohort, we are preparing to welcome the Year 7 2020 students beginning with an Information Evening on Wednesday November 6th and concluding with the Year 6-7 Transition Day on Tuesday Dec 10.
Extra – curricular
During this term, we have also seen the completion of a number of ABCN programs. Year 8 students have been involved with mentors from CBA in the Innovate Program. They have been engaged in creative thinking and problem solving activities and the feedback from both students and mentors has been extremely positive.
Year 10 students have completed the Aspirations Program with mentors from Accenture. This program combines leadership and team building workshops to assist students to see the links between school and the world of work.
This year we have also taken advantage of the Interview to Impress Programs for a number of cohorts. All students who have participated have provided feedback highlighting the importance of developing knowledge and skills relating to interview skills and confidence in communication.
The Year 7 Poetry Incursion was once again a big success, with students incredibly engaged in the interactive performance. Year 7 students have also been participating in the Local Area Walks, a focus of their Humanities classes, to discover and appreciate the area in which they live. Speaking of Year 7s, we wish the Year 7 students attending the Year 7 Camp in mid – November a safe and enjoyable time.
Year 9 students who completed the Morrisby Profile in Term 3 had the opportunity to meet with a CEAV counsellor to discuss their profile. Follow up for students who missed the first session has been organised for later in the term.
End of year Music Concert
On Thursday, November 14th we will be holding our College celebration of the exceptional musical talent of our students. Tickets are available online for the performance at the Bowery Theatre.
A reminder that now is a good time to check on summer uniform items and to make sure that all students have all that they require. Parents and carers are encouraged to call the campus if financial assistance is required.
Changes to mobile phone use in 2020
In 2020, the Department of Education and Training will be requiring schools to adhere to its new mobile phone use policy. We are currently working through these new requirements to provide a smooth transition for students and staff for the beginning of the new school year.
Mr Renato Carinci and Ms Mary Chiodo