The beginning of Term Three is always a particularly busy time of the school year at CSC, and this year has been no different. During the first half of this term we have already:
- Held subject selection information sessions for parents and students
- Undertaken a subject selection interviews for 2018
- Completed the Year 10 Work Experience week
- Hosted a group of 80 Japanese visitors for a week
- Held “experience days” for Grade 6 students and information evenings for their parents
- Led two major student leadership training days
- Started final preparations of our 2018 School Musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”
I thank everyone who has contributed to the success of these events. All of this has been occurring while major building works continue at our Blakeley Road Campus. In recent weeks it has been very exciting to see the steel framework for our new Performing Arts centre being erected. This building is still on schedule to be completed by the end of this year and will be fully operational from the beginning of the 2018 school year.
A particularly challenging issue that parents often ask us about is how to safely manage teenage parties and how we can assist in ensuring consistent communication between parents of students at CSC. To this end, I strongly recommend that parents of teenagers are familiar with the resources available through the Australian Drug and Alcohol Foundation website (see https://adf.org.au/home/family/teenagers/safe-partying/ ). Above all, I urge our parents to check the details of who will be supervising parties their children have been invited to attend and how the party will be managed.