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News & Events

Principal’s Desk – 28 May 2020

May 28th, 2020

It was a crisp morning with the sun clearly on the rise as our VCE/VET & VCAL students, including some Year 10s doing higher studies, arrived at the College, mostly bright with energy and excitement.  While all were delighted with their new lockers and the treats within, it was predominantly the Year 12s who celebrated the loudest.

The Transition Back – A SchoolTV Special Report

May 25th, 2020

As lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted to varying degrees, we enter a time of transition and adjustment. The circumstances of this situation have significantly impacted us all. For some it has been an opportunity to reflect on what is important, whilst others have embraced the opportunity to learn new things.

Dealing with disappointment – A SchoolTV Resource

May 25th, 2020

The Coronavirus is impacting families around the world and changing how we do things on a daily basis. In many cases, it has resulted in the indefinite postponement of many special, and often long-awaited events, such as milestone birthdays, sporting competitions, school trips and family holidays.

Semester 1 Reports and Progress Meetings

Early in Term 3 we will provide a Progress Report for Semester 1. As you would understand, our usual ways of working with students has been very different this term. Included in this change has been how we assess and report.

The content of the programs was reduced and some of the usual assessment activities have not been possible.

Wellbeing Checklist – A SchoolTV Special Report

The global pandemic is having a profound impact on our adolescents with many being forced to miss out on so many rites of passage. Some are becoming more anxious or depressed which is completely understandable given the current situation. However, should your teen display any unusual behaviour that lasts for more than 2-3 weeks, it may be a cause for concern.

Happiness & Gratitude – A SchoolTV resource

Happiness is a term that captures a huge variety of positive emotions such as humour, serenity, optimism, joy, pride, inspiration, love and hope.

Happiness means different things, to different people and is essential to your understanding of emotional literacy.

MaterChat – voices of learning

May 4th, 2020

Students sometimes create podcasts as part of their courses to explore, describe or reflect on experiences. Producing a podcast draws on a broad range of communication skills - understanding an audience, planning the content, putting voice to the story as well as the technical skills.

Naturally creative

 

For the Textile’s Unit - 'On the Runway' I am creating a one-piece overall outfit.

Sustainability is a key aspect that we need to incorporate in our design. I began to research the dying process and soon discovered the impact synthetic dyes are having on the environment.

Principal’s Desk – 23 April 2020

As we experience the many severe and sudden changes to our lives, especially in the way our College community gathers, teaches and learns, we are most truly experiencing an Easter ‘moment in history like none other.’  (Catherine McCahill, sgs, The Good Oil, April)  

In this month’s The Good Oil, Catherine’s message offers an insightful and inspiring
reflection.

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