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Principal's Newsletter, Week 4, Term 2, 2017

posted Jun 4, 2017, 2:22 AM by Ms. Connors

Principal’s Report

Congratulations to Ms Joyce Ng who has successfully gained a position at Cheltenham Girls’ High School. As a Year Advisor, teacher and colleague, Ms Ng will be missed by all. We wish Ms Ng every happiness in her future career. Both the Head Teacher of English and an English teacher position have been advertised on Jobs NSW.

Ms Keira Brooks, our relieving Head Teacher of English, has driven our collaboration with Carlingford West and Cumberland High School to create a Literacy Initiative focusing on writing. Our Year 8 students will participate in a Ginko walk and a writing session with author, Bernard Cohen. The project will culminate in a story telling day in Education Week (August) where student finalists will share their writing.

Our Athletics Carnival is on Monday. Attendance and participation is mandatory at all of our carnivals. It is very important that students do not leave the venue until the end of the carnival.

Our next Mothers’ Club meeting will be held on Thursday June 1st at 9.45am in the Lecture Theatre. Two topics will be presented “HSC and scaling” and “Introduction to the new English Syllabuses”. Both topics will provide information for parents to better assist their child navigate the HSC in the years to come.

Year 11 completed their Crossroads program yesterday with a visit to RYDA. More information can be found at http://www.rse.org.au/ . At RYDA, students attend six interactive sessions at a dedicated venue over the course of a school day. In small peer groups, they are challenged to change the way they think about road safety; participating in a stopping distance demonstration, devising personalised strategies, gaining an understanding of their individual risk profile and getting tips from road safety experts on how to protect themselves, their friends and family. The greatest impact at RYDA often comes from the personal stories of loss and survival where students come to realise how one poor choice can change a life forever. Thank you to Mrs Kaarin Mckenzie for organising this event and thank you to Mrs Liza Mayers, Mrs Natalie Novotni, Mr Morgan Gengiah, Ms Chelsey Killey, Ms Robbie Ashhurst and Mr Jason Driscoll.

 

On Monday May 29th we will be holding the Year 11 Parent Teacher Evenings between 4pm and 7pm. Year 11 parents can book times using the parent portal from 9am on Monday 22 May. It is advisable that students attend the night with their parents to gain valuable feedback.


Megan Connors

 

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