From The Principal...
On the evening of Thursday August 18th we held our Course Expo evening and Information Night for students who will be in Years 10 and 11 in 2017, and who will be participating in our highly successful V3 program. Students at Carwatha study the VCE over 3 years, choosing either a VCE or Vocational pathway. We have already seen extremely positive results from the first and second years of V3 and we are looking forward to this continuing.
Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 will now begin the process of selecting courses and subjects for next year. Our personalised program is supported through individual meetings with each student and their parents to discuss subject choices for next year. Parents are reminded that if they are unable to attend their allocated appointment time, they can contact the office to request a new time. Working in partnership helps ensure that students make informed decisions about their choices for the future.
This week, we are celebrating Education Support (ES) staff week. It is an opportunity for us to acknowledge and thank our many ES staff who work so hard to support students and staff. ES staff undertake the following roles in the school: Office staff, Student Wellbeing staff, Maintenance, First Aid, Library Assistant, Science Technician, Managed Individual Pathways (MIPS) support, Home Economics, Multi-cultural aide, Integration Aides, Literacy Aides, Secondary Teacher Assistants and computer technicians. They play a vital role in our school and we value their work very much.
We have been celebrating Science week this week. On Thursday, we held our Science Fair in Primary. Students displayed the science projects they have been working on and explained the processes involved to visiting students, teachers and parents.
Our Annual Presentation Ball will be held on Friday August 26th. Students have been practising hard for the last 7 weeks to perfect the dances they are learning. It should be a very special evening. I look forward to seeing many parents and families on the night.
On Tuesday September 6th, we will be holding our annual multi-cultural day, organised by the secondary SRC students. We will be having a special multi-cultural assembly to celebrate the diversity of our school community. Parents are most welcome to attend this assembly, which will commence at 9.00 a.m.
A busy time at Carwatha, with so many opportunities for our students. We are very proud of what we have to offer.
Parent / teacher interviews will take place on Thursday September 8th from 4.00 to 8.00 p.m. Students in Years 3 to 12 are expected to attend interviews with their parents. Letters will be sent home to parents about the interviews and will include instructions about how to book appointment times online through Compass. The booking portal will be open from 29th August. Instructions on how to book interviews are also included below:
Log on to Compass through school portal
Go to Parent/Teacher Interviews, which is located under
“Action for ( your child’s name)
Click on P/T interviews
Click on Childs name
Click on time
Click on arrow
Then select update
On the right hand side you can print all bookings
Please note, school will commence at 10.00 a.m. on Friday September 9th, after parent – teacher night. Students should arrive at school by 9.45 a.m., ready to commence class at 10.00 a.m.