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From The Deputy
With Jess Batey
We’ve now said our goodbyes to the 2018 Year 12 cohort. Last week was an exciting time for the school community, with the Sports Awards Evening, Graduation Breakfast, Graduation Parade and Year 12 Formal. Thanks to everyone who was part of organising and participating in these events. It’s at times like this that we can reflect on the year and make time to recognise students from this great school of ours.
Although our Year 12s have gone on to celebrate the end of their schooling, we’ve still got lots coming-up for the rest of our school community. Our Year 10 and 11 cohorts are in full swing with their assessment now, getting it all done before they finish-up at the end of next week. Parents of these students are encouraged to speak with their children about time management and organisation. This is especially important for students who are busy with part-time work and sport/community commitments. Having a clear plan for study and assignments will help students to achieve the best results possible, as well as avoiding any undue stress and panic. Careful planning also often allows more (and better quality) rest time for students, which is essential for maximum performance at school.
Our Year 7, 8 and 9s are here until the end of week 10. A select group of Year 9 students will be visiting our nation’s capital on this year’s Canberra Trip at the end of week 8. They will then return just in time to complete some last-minute revision and a couple of exams before week 10 starts.
From Thursday of week 9, your child’s 2018 timetable will cease, and they will engage in the ‘alternative program’ until the end of the year. Students will engage with a range of different staff members during this time and participate in activities that they wouldn’t normally have a chance to do. Remember that every day counts at Toolooa – even in the lead-up to Christmas – so help your child to get the best out of their education by sending them to school every day.
Jess Batey
Deputy Principal