From Mr Phillips
Anything Goes opening night is now only 2 weeks away on August 5th. Rehearsals are progressing well, with a very successful production camp being held last week and full day performance rehearsal. Ticket sales are over 85% for the season and final night is virtually sold out. We expect that most other performances will sell out before opening night. I would encourage you to book a ticket now for any other performances so you are not disappointed. www.rscproduction.com.au
Please check out our revised College website at www.ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au
Some pages are still in progress but I hope you like the new look and feel you can easily navigate through the site.
Our school is participating in the NAPLAN Online 2017 Pilot. As part of this participation, we will also be involved in a trial for NAPLAN Online from 16 to 26 August 2016. The trial is a valuable opportunity to set up and utilise the system, as well as to provide feedback regarding any suggested changes or issues. The trial will also be used to confirm the capacity of schools to participate in the 2017 Pilot.
The Education State targets set out the Government’s commitment to more students reaching the highest levels of achievement in Critical and Creative Thinking. This target highlights the important role of critical and creative thinking skills in helping our students to build problem solving and evaluation capability, the confidence to question, challenge and establish deeper thinking on topics, concepts, events, beliefs, cultures and society.
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority is running the assessment and data collection for the Education State Critical and Creative Thinking benchmarks in 2016. Our school has been selected, as part of a representative sample of the State, to be involved in the collection of Year 10 baseline assessment data for Critical and Creative Thinking during Term 3 2016. Participation will involve a pre-selected group of approximately 20 Year 10 students from our school to undertake a new online Critical and Creative Thinking assessment for approximately 60 minutes. This assessment will be self-administered by students within a group setting via computer, laptop or device.
The past 4 weeks have been rather busy with the college building program. Most students have been relocated in terms of their locker areas to allow for construction and this means we are now utilizing both the 500’s and Science Corridor for this purpose. Demolition has been undertaken and fences, site amenities and sheds have been installed. Currently the work includes bulk excavation, provision of incoming services and in-ground services. We should see the first phases of the building rise out of the ground very soon. You may wish to check the photo gallery on our website to see some of the progress.