Our Year 12 mentoring program began this week with goal-setting interviews between mentors, students and their parents. It was a fantastic opportunity to reflect on each student’s progress so far and the opportunities and challenges presented by the year ahead. Having set ambitious but achievable goals, mentors will continue to check in with students throughout the year to reflect on progress and offer support in meeting these goals.
We will soon be in touch with families who haven’t booked in a mentor meeting time with information about a final opportunity to do so during our Parent/Teacher/Student interviews at the end of the term.
A reminder that Parent/Teacher/Student interviews are fast approaching – key dates are below:
Week 7 (starting 11th of March)
Week 8 (starting 18th of March)
Week 10 (starting 1st of April)
With the school year now well under way, it is a good time to discuss homework habits and expectations. The key purposes of homework are to consolidate learning from the day, engage in preparatory work for future learning, and to build the discipline of personal study. The College suggests the following times for allotting homework at each year level:
Parents are encouraged to discuss these expectations with their children and to monitor the amount of homework being completed. As with many things in our lives, establishing good habits early is much easier than trying to turn bad habits around later on. If your child is consistently coming home with significantly higher amounts of homework are beyond these guidelines, it is worth discussing this with your child and a follow-up contact with subject teachers or the homeroom teacher may be appropriate.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast