Senior Campus Principal’s Update
Curriculum Review – Middle School
During Term 1 groups of students in Years 9 and 10 and staff provided feedback and ideas for curriculum and programs for 2018 and beyond. There will be a number of models developed and a decision will be made shortly. This will be communicated through updated handbooks which will be available on the college website early Term 3 in time for subject selections.
Advanced notice – 2018 Central Australia trip (2017 Years 10 and 11)
Information will be forwarded shortly regarding a trip to Central Australia in the 2018 Term 1 holidays. The notice includes details of the itinerary and approximate cost. If enough students are interested the trip will go ahead. An information session is being held on Tuesday 9 May at 7.00pm in the Senior Campus library. Please contact me at the college on 98036811 if you have any questions.
Legacy ANZAC Day Commemoration
I had the privilege of attending the Legacy ANZAC Day commemoration at the Shrine on Friday 21 April with a group of our Year 9 student leaders. Their behaviour and demeanour was excellent as they sat respectfully during the proceedings. Luckily the rain had stopped once we were arrived.
Students in Years 7 and 9 will be completing NAPLAN testing beginning Tuesday 9 May. The tests provide additional information on student progress in numeracy, writing, reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation. Teachers use this information to support students in their learning and it is one source of data used.
Students should now be in the winter uniform, unfortunately there has been a delay in the delivery of some of the long sleeved shirts to PSW. More stock in all sizes is expected towards the end of next week. The transition period will continue for another two weeks to allow you to purchase the correct winter shirt.
The new winter shirts (girls and boys) have a unicorn logo – as per attached photo. Girls wearing the winter skirt should have either knee length navy socks or ‘Carlton’ navy Kayser Opaque tights, they should not be wearing both at once.
The new PE shorts and tracksuits will be in stock week of 8 May and the sports cap should be delivered to PSW at the end of June.
The college subscribes to receive many parenting resources to share with you. These information sheets may be found on the college website under Parents/College Documents/Parenting Resources.
Mrs Julie Cain
Senior Campus Principal