Principal Piece with Justin Harrison Term 2 Week 8 2021


Principal’s Piece — Justin Harrison

Toolooa’s Student Code of Conduct
Toolooa is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing. We value respect, achievement and responsibility.

Toolooa’s Code of Conduct is designed to facilitate high standards of behaviour so that teaching in our school can facilitate a learning culture of high performance whilst enabling our students to participate positively within our community. If you have not already done so, I encourage all parents/carers to refer to page 4 of the Student Success Journal which unpacks the specific behaviours that we expect to see in reference to our core values of respect, achievement and responsibility. In addition, it is also important that you are aware of the possible disciplinary consequences that could be issued for breaches of behaviour. These can be found on pages 13 – 18 of the Student Success Journal.

Finally, to help achieve our school’s mission; Education for Life, it is important that: “Every member of the school community, whether staff, student, parent or visitor, will act at all times with the safety and dignity of themselves and others in mind.”

I do thank you for your support of the school so we can work together and provide the best education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Thank You to Our School Cleaners
This Friday 11 June 2021 is School Cleaners' Day, which provides a great opportunity to acknowledge the hardworking efforts of our school cleaners in keeping our education facilities healthy and hygienic. If you have the chance, I encourage all students, staff and parents to acknowledge and say a big thank you and let all school cleaners know their work is greatly appreciated.

Litter in the School
Unfortunately, litter in the school grounds has increased in recent times. Even though we have had positive comments regarding the school’s grounds from members of the community who have recently visited, we still need to improve in this area and maintain these high expectations that we always set for ourselves. It is important that our grounds reflect the quality of student outcomes. Can I ask all parents/carers to support us and have that discussion with their child reinforcing the importance of having a clean home, school and workplace?

2022 Year 11 Subject Selections
The 2022 Year 11 Subject Selection process began recently in Year 10 EFL with students learning about the Queensland Certificate of Education, ATARs and pathways.

Thank you to those families who attended the information evening last night. It was a fantastic turnout. A special mention must go to Mr Thomas, Mr Boase & Mrs Hetherington for their organisation of this event.

Our second parent/guardian information evening is on next week, 16 June in the shelter. This information evening is focussing on what each subject/program is comprised of. Subject Heads of Department, Guidance Officers, Heads of Senior Schooling and the Senior Schooling Deputy Principal will all be able to speak with about Year 11 subject choices and pathways, and answer any question you may have. Representatives from EQIP, CQU and the Gladstone Technical College will also be present for parents/guardians and students to talk with.

Final 2022 Year 11 subject choices will be made later this term.

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Last reviewed 10 June 2021
Last updated 10 June 2021