From The Deputy
With Jess Batey
Welcome back! I trust that all our staff and students enjoyed their two-week break.
Week one was a busy but successful start to the second semester. During the junior and senior parades last week, students were encouraged to reflect on their semester one results and set goals for the second half of the year. Further, they were reminded of our school’s core values and the importance of adhering to them. Finally, we had Frankie from GPC visit both parades and encourage participation in this year’s Park to Port (Formally Botanic to Bridge). I personally plan on having a jog in the 3km event, and I’m sure some of the more athletic staff (Mr Hage, Mrs Willard and more) will be conquering the new 9km course!
Our 2022 transitions are getting into full swing this term. SET Plan meetings will occur for Year 10 students transitioning into senior, and our Year 6 into 7 transition will be kicking up a notch. Families of Year 6 students transitioning into our school in 2022 (Year 7) are invited to attend our first information evening on the 10th of August. Bookings are to be made online at https://eq.sobs.com.au/pt3/parent.php?schoolid=70345. Feel free to share this information with friends or family members who are interested. They would also be encouraged to ‘like’ our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with transition information.
This term, we will be hosting junior and senior parades in week four to present Gold Awards from the previous semester. A reminder that Gold Awards are the pinnacle of achievement following a reporting period, with students achieving a majority of A’s and nothing less than a B. In the following year level parades, silver awards, attendance awards and effort/behaviour excellence awards will also be presented. Unfortunately, we are not able to invite parents to these parades at this stage, but we will be sure to share photos in the newsletter.
Assessment calendars for senior students have been released. Junior assessment calendars will be issued next week. Once they’ve been provided to students in hard copy, we will post the calendars to our website. We encourage parents to sit down with their children to plan out the term. While the older students may be gaining independence in their learning, they may still need some guidance and support, especially in the busiest times of the term.
Have a great term, everyone. I’m looking forward to seeing all the fantastic things our kids achieve!