Welcome back to the final term of 2018. We are into the home stretch for students, with final topics and assessments. On Tuesday, we had our Prep Information Night for 2019 families who will be just beginning the journey with us. At the other end of the College, we are only a few days away from farewelling our Year 12s, who officially complete their Secondary education. Our core mission is to partner with parents to raise responsible disciples of Jesus Christ. We pray for those beginning this journey, that our partnership is a purposeful and prosperous one that helps your child to grow into all God has created them to be. For those in the journey, we thank you for your continued support of your children and the College as we walk through celebrations and challenges together, and we trust that this journey has been a fulfilling one for our Year 12 students and their families, as they enter into the next phase of their lives.
Congratulations to our Indonesian LOTE teacher, Mrs Kelly Davies, who has been awarded a Language Teachers Scholarship by the Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association. The scholarship provides fares, accommodation and tuition fees for ten days of intensive language learning and cultural excursions to Yogyakarta in the January school holidays. Mrs Davies will use the experience to enrich her teaching of the Indonesian language in 2019.
The recent NAPLAN results are in, with encouraging outcomes across the College. Our school has achieved results comparable with the state averages, demonstrating sound educational outcomes. We are thrilled that our data also indicate, that across all year levels, students with special needs are outperforming like students across the state. We are also encouraged, that across many areas, student growth from Years 3 to 5, Years 5 to 7 and Years 7 to 9 demonstrates that many students have recorded above average growth compared to the state. Our main area for growth is to challenge students who are capable in order to lift the outcomes of high-performing students.
Extraordinary General Meeting
If you would like to know more about what partnership means at Bayside, come to the Extraordinary General meeting tonight (Thursday 18 October at 6:30 pm). Dinner is supplied. Please RSVP to Ben Williams for catering purposes. You will hear more about, and contribute to discussion on, NAPLAN, uniforms, digital safety, careers, and the new campus, and you will meet members of the board. We look forward to having you there.