Update from Junior Campus Principal
The students at the Junior Campus have started Semester 2 moving into new subjects as part of this changeover. As we move towards the term break it is worth reflecting on the first half of the year which has included learning across the eight learning areas, as well as camps, sport, excursions and competitions. I wish all students, parents and carers a safe and relaxing break. We look forward to seeing you back in Term 3 ready for another semester of learning.
Congratulations to students who have applied themselves throughout the semester, especially those who have reflected on assessments, taken on board feedback and applied suggested strategies for improvement. It is important to remember that some students’ self-esteem is affected because they feel they have let others down even when they have worked to the best of their ability.
How do we encourage genuine positive self-esteem in our young people at this time? One way is to provide unconditional positive acceptance, while encouraging an appreciation of individual special abilities and worth. This involves showing that you do care and respect their skills across a broad range of activities, not merely judging them based on their behaviour or academic success. It is important for students to focus on achieving their personal best in all facets of their life.
Mr Ian MacLeod
Junior Campus Principal