It’s been another busy and exciting time at CSC since our last newsletter. A particular highlight was our spectacular production of Little Shop of Horrors. I thank everyone involved in making our annual school musical a big success again this year. Those of you who follow our CSC Instagram account will also see evidence of a range of other exciting activities which have been taking place, including two current international trips (Japan and France) and our Year Eight Camp to Warrnambool. Again, thank you to all involved.
Our VCE students are quickly approaching the end of their school year. In the past few weeks our students have been finishing SAC tasks, undertaking a three hour practice English exam, preparing for performance exams and finalising folio work. Many of our teachers will be offering extra classes over the holidays before our Year 12 students return next term for two and half more weeks of classes and then their final exams. I urge our Year 12 students to keep working productively while also relying on their support networks (including parents, teachers and friends) to help them through the next few months.
Unfortunately, we still have too many students not complying with our school uniform requirements. After extensive consultation last year, School Council decided that CSC, like almost all other Year 7-12 schools, would adopt a school uniform for all students. This is being phased in over two years, with all students in Years 7-10 (except 10 Steiner) being required to wear school uniform this year. Next year, all students from Years 7-11 will be required to wear uniform, followed by all students from Year 7-12 schools wearing uniform in 2019. To assist students and families comply with this requirement we are taking a number of steps including:
- Extending the opening hours of the uniform shop. From Term Four the uniform shop opening hours will be 3-5pm every Tues, Weds, Thurs and Fri.
- Introducing different styles school pants from next year (following consultation with students).
- Increasing financial support for families who genuinely cannot afford uniform (please contact me, Judith McLean or Karen Burton if you need to access financial support).
Finally, I thank all members of the CSC community for their support and involvement with the school this term. I wish our students a relaxing break and look forward to seeing them back at school next term.