Term One Interim Reports
Students are to be congratulated on their achievements so far this year. Overall, the Middle School students have performed well both academically and in the way they apply and conduct themselves in class. It is pleasing to see the students achieving outstanding results for important attributes such as communication and work ethic. I commend the students on their efforts and hope they continue to apply themselves in class throughout Term Two.
Changeover Period for the Winter Uniform
For the first two weeks ONLY, students will be able to choose to wear either their full summer or full winter uniform (no mixing and matching). By Monday 8 May all students will be in their full winter uniform.
Parent Teacher Interviews
The Year 7 to 12 Parent/Teacher/Student (P/T/S) Interviews will be held on Thursday 4 May from 12.30pm to 7.30pm in the Sadler Centre (normal classes will conclude at the end of Period 3 – 11.56am on this day).
Please note that there may be a limited number of timeslots available. To help with this, please ensure you only book ONE timeslot with your child’s teacher, even if they teach your child in multiple subjects. If you are unable to secure a timeslot during this round of P/T/S interviews, you may contact the relevant teacher(s) directly to arrange a conversation on another date.
If your child’s teacher has indicated ‘Interview requested’ on his/her Term One Progress Report, it is highly recommended that you book an interview with the relevant teacher(s), even if the PTO booking system does not specify that an interview is requested. If your child does not have any interview requests, then your discretion should be used as to whether or not you book an interview with their teacher(s).
Your username and PIN, which will enable you to use the PTO booking system to book your interviews, are as follows:
Please ensure that you type in your username exactly as shown above.
You will be able to book interviews for your student(s) from 8am on Thursday 27 April until 8am on Thursday 4 May. The PTO website can be accessed from the College website (instructions can be found on the respective year group portals), or by clicking on the following link: https://bookings.parentteacheronline.com.au?school=41977
If you have any queries or are having problems using the PTO website, please do not hesitate to contact Sara-Ann Low firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers’ Day Breakfast
We invite mothers and your children to a Mothers' Day Breakfast on Friday 12 May, 7.15am to 8.00am.
Click on the link below to RSVP your interest (Including how many of your children will be in attendance). Please provide accurate numbers to we can cater accordingly.
RSVP no later than 5.00pm Wednesday 10 May
Tea, coffee, juice and fruit will be provided and bacon and egg rolls can be pre-ordered. (Follow the booking link below for information)
We look forward to seeing as many Mothers and their children as possible.
NAPLAN – Years 7 and 9
Please note that this year the NAPLAN will be taking place on 9, 10 and 11 May for Years 7 and 9, with catch up tests (for students absent for any tests) occurring on Friday 12 May.
The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling and numeracy. NAPLAN performance is now also linked to secondary graduation so it is critical that all students do their very best. NAPLAN will take place in Week 3 of Term 2.
At the College we recognise the importance of NAPLAN but it certainly isn’t the exclusive focus of our learning programs or our teaching. However, leading up to the tests, students will have been familiarised with the tests and, in many cases, have completed practice papers to reduce anxiety and ensure students are comfortable with the process.
More information or additional NAPLAN resources can be found at http://www.nap.edu.au
Please refer to the schedule below:
Tuesday 9 May
Language Conventions (45 minutes) – Period 2
Writing (40 minutes) – Period 3
Wednesday 10 May- Periods 1 and 2
Reading (65 minutes)
Thursday 11 May
Numeracy: Calculator allowed (50 minutes) – Period 3
Numeracy: Non-calculator (10 minutes) – Period 4
Friday 13 May
Catch up tests
Year 9 Retreat
A couple of great days have been spent giving the Year 9’s the opportunity to give to the community with a Recycling plan being designed for the College, Reading activities produced for the Mulan students and Pencil cases being decorated for Mulan and Cambodia, with a commitment to donate an item to fill the pencil cases.
The students have also been involved in the Youth Mission Team Retreat Day of ‘Relationships’. Here they focussed on:
- Students who are free from pressure to conform to the expectations of others
- Students who can identify how they have hurt others and how they themselves have been hurt and seek the strength to overcome these tendencies
- Students who recognise that coming to know God more personally in our lives increases our capacity to love others.
These two days have been a great chance for the Year 9’s to settle back into the Term, work with their peers, develop relationships and provide service to others. These skills help to empower the students and engage them in their community.
For more action shots from the two days, click on the link below: