From Mrs Stathatos
It is with a tinge of sadness and much joy that we say farewell to the class of 2016.
Celebrations to end the formal stage their schooling have begun sensibly as everyone keeps in mind the most important weeks ahead with the impending examinations.
There have been many stories and memories created by this wonderful group of students and on behalf of the whole college community, we wish them the very best in their revision sessions and their exams. We look forward to celebrating the end of their journey at the Valedictory dinner in November.
This is an opportunity to thank the Senior school team, teaching and support staff who have created a rich and rewarding learning environment for our students to thrive. We are confident that through their efforts our students are prepared to live in a world away from Ringwood Secondary College and show the necessary skills to tackle the obstacles and embrace the opportunities ahead. It is also appropriate to mention the parent community. Thank you for everything you have contributed over the past six years and especially this year to enhance your child’s learning. The parent, teacher, student relationship is particularly evident at Year 12 and it is with much gratitude that we acknowledge the support you have provided.
In my own Year 12 class, students engaged in a cathartic exercise with the release of bubbles high into the air signifying a letting go of all the anxieties that they may have about the English exam. It was delightful to watch students having fun and interacting with one another so positively.
I will be left with many such fond memories of the year.
There have been a number of highlights this fortnight in which the students and staff have revelled. These include the staff vs student football match and the Mental Health Well being Day. Both events were highly successful and were perfectly complemented by our beautiful spring weather. Next week we have our Art and Technology show and invite your attendance while our Band Tour group is preparing to tour once again. Parents will also find in this newsletter information about the iParent seminar in the library which is organised by our Wellbeing team and supported by the PCTA, scheduled for November 2nd.