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Writing your story

Adapted from an address to Senior School students by Julie Feeney, Deputy Principal.

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SMART Goals

Goal setting is not a new initiative in schools, however, our recent work with students has shown that developing SMART learning goals is making a real difference for many girls.

The theory of goal-setting is well known. Goals help us to sort out what is important, create focus, assist motivation and inspire us to take responsibility.

Term 1 Reports and Progress Meetings

The central role of Progress Meetings is to provide individual feedback to students and parents, so we encourage everyone to make use of this opportunity to discuss student learning.

As distinct from the traditional parent-teacher evening, where teachers deliver and parents receive, our focus is to involve all three members of the learning partnership, the student, parent and teacher, in a conversation about student progress, development and direction.

Local interpretation of the Good Sam Story

Local interpretation of the Good Sam Story

We heard that today you’re exploring the Good Samaritan story, so we thought we’d share our thoughts with you.

Now this story – as it happens – is rather extreme. To be a Good Samaritan you don't have to wait until someone’s half dead on the side of the road to do something - although if a classmate has to get lunch from Cafe Bene - they are very much at risk of dying from boredom in that long line!

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Principal’s Desk – 28 February 2017

Our Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday, and just like the start of each school year, provides a special time for us to ‘reboot’, to stop, reflect and choose a good life, rather than to simply tumble along driven by random or external forces.  Prayer and acts of kindness provide a certain way to God.

Principal’s Desk – 22 February 2017

One of the joys of many years in education is to experience beginnings over and over. Every new school year is uniquely exciting, enticing and wondrous – in such, we teachers are blessed.

And so, began our year of 2017. Through early gathering events, such as Assemblies, Welcome Nights, Opening School Mass, Production rehearsals, VCE Artworks Display and the Middle School Swimming Carnival, the value of an all-girls education program is clearly evident.

Principal’s Desk – Tuesday 31 January

Welcome to 2017 to new and returning students, parents and staff.

I trust that Melbourne’s glorious summer weather provided many opportunities to relax with family and friends over the break!  Let’s now look forward to a great year of collaborative education endeavour, supporting students to achieve the best of learning outcomes.

Fire Danger Day Procedures

January 30th, 2017

Due to the College’s unique location in a richly forested area, it is important that parents be familiar with the precautions we take on days of total fire ban and in the event of a bushfire in the area.

Our main perceived threats are an emergency situation on-site (e.g. fire on the property) or a bushfire in the area.