The Parent/Guardian/Student information evening for our 2019 Year 7 intake was held very successfully, on Thursday 15 March 2018. A large number of parents/guardians and prospective students visited the school and experienced the teaching and learning programs NGSC has to offer.
The information evening provided prospective parents/guardians the opportunity to visit our school, talk to teachers, students and current parents about our community, our close knit family and what is on offer to their children in relation to curricular, extra-curricular, individualised and specialised programs.
In my welcoming speech, I spoke about the school’s high expectations form students, staff, parents and the wider community. I also stressed the importance of parents/guardians matching the educational needs of their children with the educational programs a school has to offer. We all know, and research informs us, how important it is to the future success of the child the decision in choosing the right high school for the child.
Highlights of the evening:
• Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM program; Nowbot Robot, Robotics, Drones, Spheros)
• Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Program
• Scholarship Program
• STAR Literacy & Numeracy Intervention Program
• ACE Literacy & Numeracy Intervention Program
• Digital Technologies (iPad and BYWD) Programs
• iLeaders Program
• Significant Teacher Program
• Excellence in Sports Program
• Performing Arts Program
• Instrumental Music Program
• International student Program
• EAL Programs
• VCE, VET and VCAL Programs
Since the beginning of this term, Ms Astles and Mr Hill – Transition/Pathways Leaders and their team have conducted many feeder Primary school visits, personalised tours and information sessions for prospective students and their families. There is much interest in these visits and if parents of current students with a sibling attending next year are interested, or if you know of others potentially new to NGSC and would like to take this opportunity, I encourage you and others to contact the school and book a visit with Ms Astles or Mr Hill.
It was a pleasure to meet so many new and also current families during this evening. I take this opportunity to thank all our staff and in particular our students who have supported this evening, presenting to parents or just by answering parent questions about what they have been learning at the school. Our students were great ambassadors to our school community and I, as their Principal am very proud of them.
Students know that I hear them and my goal is to provide the best possible learning opportunities ensuring their future success.