From the Principal
I would like commend our Parents and Friends Association on the success of the 80’s Quiz night. It was a wonderful evening, full of fun. Over 180 people attended the evening and I thank our College community for getting behind this event.
Our Year Three, Five, Seven and Nine students have completed the annual NAPLAN assessments online this year. NAPLAN helps determine whether or not young Australians are developing the literacy and numeracy skills that provide the critical foundation for other learning. The importance the College places on Literacy and Numeracy is reflected in the time allocated to these key areas within the College curriculum, particularly in the Primary years and Year 7. Our new year 7 curriculum has a considerable focus on Literacy and Numeracy to prepare students for the secondary years of schooling. NAPLAN itself provides a snapshot of a student’s understanding in these key learning areas at particular points in time and is not an overarching reflection on how a student is progressing in the classroom.
On Friday 28 May the Secondary Campus will hold its Open Evening. The Open Evening is a fabulous opportunity for prospective and current families to visit and see all that is available to the secondary students of our College. There will be displays of all types, presentations by key staff and entertainment provided by our Creative Arts students.
The College will celebrate National Reconciliation week (27 May – 3 June) on both the Primary and Secondary Campuses with many activities promoting reconciliation and indigenous culture throughout the College. As a Christian community, we have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we will collectively build a community that values Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.
My very best wishes