As we journey through Lent may we hear the voice of Christ in our reflections. We pray that as we reflect on our faith, and how we live our lives, that we may be called ever more closely to God.
As the end of Term 1 approaches I would like to acknowledge the effort of the students with their learning this term.
The College fosters a culture which promotes having a growth mindset. Each day we are proud of the efforts of students who are open to learning and stretch themselves to understand new concepts, develop skills and enhance their knowledge.
I would also like to acknowledge the work of the staff. This term we have implemented many outcomes of the College curriculum review including but not limited to the following:
Parents of Year 8 students recently attended an information evening regarding the Year 8 City Experience which will be conducted at the end of this year. It will be the first time that the College has run this program. A purposeful program is being prepared which strongly addresses the importance of student safety.
The objectives of the program are:
I would like to confirm for parents that the College is constantly working with the teachers on their development. An element of this is the development of a coaching program. Specifically, the establishment of a Coaching Program is aimed to build the capacity of middle leaders in helping their team members enhance student achievement. The intended outcome is that opportunities for dialogue and collaboration are provided to facilitate professional growth.
The ultimate outcome is that student achievement will be increased through enhanced teacher effectiveness and practice.
The College is about to embark on a review of the IT, eLearning and AV functions of the College. The key questions are, How should the IT, eLearning and AV functions of the College operate in the future so as to best serve student achievement?
Students and parents will be provided with the opportunity to share their views as part of the review.
Blessings for the next fortnight!