Mr David Mowbray
We are proud of our school and what we can do for students in preparing them for life, and yes, you, the parents are always proud of your child(ren) when they are performing and doing well. The school likes to share these special occasions, events and accomplishments in showing our own pride in the work and successes of our students and staff.
Education Week was in full swing around the state last week and this is an opportunity for our school to publicly showcase the opportunities we provide for our students. We are immensely proud of the broad range of different programs offered outside the traditional curriculum: VCAL is a highly successful, yet underrated program that gives students real experience in applying their learning in the world of work; our community links programs in Broadening Horizons and CliC create positive and engaging interaction with different community groups; the International travel experiences to China and Cambodia allow global perspectives; the emerging Digital Technologies program places our students in and around creative technologies to make things happen in a fast paced new world; and the collaborative and expressive CreateIF and Wakakirri programs allow students to explore, in a team setting, their collective creativity in developing and making things come to life.
In celebrating, and sharing, with the next generation of students and parents, the Junior Campus, last night, hosted and welcomed approximately 85 prospective Grade 6 parents and students interested in attending our school next year. The turnout was tremendous and the vibe was positive as the Junior Campus team showed off the school…well done to all staff and ambassador students who contributed to the wonderful evening.
The annual Athletic sports were held on Friday 12th, in absolutely glorious conditions at the Joe Carmody arena, in Moe. The relaxed atmosphere was positive for all students, staff and parents in attendance. The engagement and effort by the students resulted in high levels of participation in events and the talent level on display was great. It was a tremendous day all around.
On Wednesday 17th May and Thursday 18th May our Year 11 students were presented in the Debutante Ball celebrations. The formalities were enjoyed by parents, extended family members and many staff. Each of the immaculately dressed couples shared the spotlight and danced well…in spite of the nerves. Well done to the staff and dance instructors who supported our students in the lead up and on the night…the hard work resulted in two great evenings.
Just an advanced notice - soon your child will be completing the Student Attitude to School survey. This annual survey has changed this year and students will completing an on-line version. The data collected is a key indicator of how well the students are enjoying school, being challenged in their learning and also how well they are navigating and managing the social interactions with their peers. We value the feedback from students and will use this information to review what current actions are working and design any future support, if required, to ensure all students are feeling safe, positive and productive in their school experiences.