Over the holiday break there was an unfortunate accident at St Catherine’s Primary School that led to significant damage to a number of their classrooms. As a consequence, they have had to bring in a number of portables to house the students until the repairs are completed. These portables have been placed on their basketball courts, which has removed any onsite parking they had available to their parents. This will have significant impact on the traffic congestion on and around the Berwick Campus. Can we please remind families that:
The NAPLAN testing period for 2019 commences on Tuesday 14 May and commences Friday 24 May. As with last year, the Berwick Campus will be conducting the NAPLAN testing online. The testing program is as follows:
Students will complete one test on each of their testing days. Students who are absent for a test will be able to catch up the next day. It is important that students come to school each day with a fully charged device and bring headphones for some components of the testing. Year 9 students will conduct all of their testing in our computer labs where they will be able to plug their devices into a power source for the testing period.
It’s a good time to remember that NAPLAN is just a snapshot of each student’s abilities at a single point in time. NAPLAN results provide families with useful feedback of their child’s progress and provides the College with an understanding of our student learning growth. NAPLAN is not something that students need to prepare for and families are encouraged to keep discussion about testing low key.
If you would like to explore the NAPLAN online platform for yourself, you can access the public demonstration site here.
If you have any queries about NAPLAN, please contact the Director of Learning Culture for the Berwick Campus, Kelly Ryan.
In what has become a tradition at the Berwick Campus, a contingent of teachers, students and their families attended the dawn service at Bunjil Place this past ANZAC Day. Four staff members and over 70 students were present for this important occasion of remembrance. Our students wore their uniforms with pride and presented a solemn and respectful acknowledgement of the sacrifice of our servicemen and women. The group placed a wreath at the memorial on behalf of our College. A big thank you to the staff, students and families who attended.
For news about Wellbeing and the Benefit Mindset Challenge, please see the Wellbeing News.
Here is some of the fantastic work created by our Year 7 students from their Textiles taster course. Staff have emphasized how proud of their skill development, persistence and great design ideas.
Kelly Ryan – Acting Head of Campus