Assistant Principal 7-9 News

  • Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Rachel Wood

We are Learners…

NAPLAN is over and we could not be more proud of the efforts put in by all students participating. Our attention is again drawn to the main game of learning, with students having time to working on individual and group learning goals. We would be expecting some positive home learning habits being well underway at this stage of the year. Reading should be occurring every day, plus some time should be spent completing incomplete learning tasks. Lots of the learning happening in class is accessible though the Google Classrooms and other online platforms, so conversations about learning could be happening at home. Please make contact with your child’s teacher is you would like any support or tips with supporting positive home learning habits.

We are Responsible…

Again, I would like to remind everyone that up to date calendars and timetables are accessible through the student COMPASS page. Student login details are the same as their log in for our server which is the student code (CASES ID) and Network Password.

It is also very important for us to support students to be responsible for the management of their extra-curricular responsibilities. This includes, organising payments for events and excursions on time, getting notes signed and returned in a timely manner, as well as turning up to the right location (in full school uniform, un otherwise stated). Students in 7-9 are often required to meet at Williams Landing for some city based excursions, please help students be organised and prepared for this.

We are Respectful…

We would like to acknowledge and wish all the very best to all of our students and families observing Ramadan over the next couple of weeks. We can be respectful by learning about the cultures of others. Ramadan, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, is a special time for the Muslim community. As a most blessed month, it is a time for reflection, prayer and renewal of faith. Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset to achieve greater self-discipline, self-purification, and compassion for those less fortunate.

For more information to learn about Ramadan go to https://www.icv.org.au/about/about-islam-overview/ramadan/

We are Safe…

Developing resilience is an extremely valuable way to become more safe. Resilience help us adapt when we are in hard times and during stress. It helps us ‘rebound’ when we fall down, and we are likely to fall many times through our journey of lifelong learning. Here is one valuable way to develop resilience together. Talk and unpack challenges/issue together – talking about challenges, putting them into perspective and considering the perspectives of others helps us learn about choices to deal with them. Always encourage your children to take control and discuss strategies for them work through their challenges.

Nathan Gage

Assistant Principal 7-9


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