STAFFING UPDATE – END OF TERM 1
The following changes to the teaching staff for the end of Term 1 are as follows:
– Mr Gorton, is on leave for 3 weeks (Week 10, 11 and Week 1 of Term 2); Mr Borg will be the Acting Director of Curriculum in his absence
– Mr Cummins is on leave for Week 10 & 11, Mr McMahon will take his lessons
– Mrs Fogliani is on leave for Week 10 & 11, Ms Cole will take her lessons
– Mr Sheil is on leave for Week 11, Mr Walsh will take his lessons
– At the beginning of Term 2, Mr Hine will be on leave for 8 weeks. In his absence Mr McMahon will take his classes and responsibilities within the Music KLA.
– Ms Atkinson is due to return Term 2, we thank Mr Bourke for taking her classes throughout Term 1, and Mr Lawson for his involvement as HSIE I KLA Assistant.
END OF TERM
Term 1 – where has the time gone? With two weeks to go before we celebrate the Easter holiday period, most students have been diligently completing assessments and submitting work for grading and then reporting being completed at the end of Term. Parents are reminded that student DSET1 for Y7 – 11 will be made available at the conclusion of the Term. For Y12 students, it is anticipated that your Sem1 reports will be emailed also at this time. We are currently working on a new process in preparation for the Student, Parent and Teacher Conferences with Stage 6 at the beginning of Term 2 and more information will be provided for the students at their upcoming learning assemblies.
STUDENT INVOLVEMENT – OPEN DAY SUCCESS
I would like to thank all the student volunteers who assisted us this year for our annual Open Day. It was an extremely successful day, the only difficulty we had was finding enough jobs for the more than 150 volunteers – either as tour guides or classroom helpers. Many of our prospective parents commented on how useful they found it to be able to not only talk to, but be welcomed and shown around, by existing students of the College. I am very grateful for your support of our College.
eSAFTEY COMMISSIONER & REACH OUT
Previously I have promoted the resource and relevance of the eSafety Commissioner’s website (https://www.esafety.gov.au/), even presenting it to the Parent forum last year. It is Australian, concise and current and a wonderful resource for students, parents and schools for information on all things online related.
Another Australian and reliable source of information is the Reach Out website (https://parents.au.reachout.com/). It has a mental health focus and offers advice to parents and students regarding depression and anxiety amongst other issues including cyberbullying.
Mr B Walsh