Term 4 Week 3: From the Dean of Wellbeing

Student Leaders 2019

As we farewell the Class of 2018, it is time for the 2019 Student Leaders to represent the College.The 2019 Student Leadership Team has been announced and have already begun their duties to serve the College community and lead the student body. Over 50 students from Year 11 participated in a Leadership Formation Program under the guidance of Mrs Rebecca Bramanto, Leader of Wellbeing Year 11. Following completion of the program, student applied to be part of the student leadership team, were interviewed and some student presented their leadership vision to the College Middle Leaders Team. It is with great pleasure to announce the team, led by College Captains Matthew Guimelli and Courtney Beveridge. Follow this link to a list of the 2019 Student Leaders.

Many thanks to Mrs Bramanto for her support of this important program.

Year 7 Orientation Day

Many thanks to Mr Patrick Woolley, Leader of Wellbeing Year 7, and Peer Mentors for their support of the 2019 Year 7 Orientation. Students and mentors participated in team work sessions, getting to know each other and an Amazing Race Around Newman. In the weeks ahead, the 2019 Year 7 students will be invited to the College for transition workshops to prepare them for a smooth start to Year 7!

Year 8 – Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)

Several Year 8 classes have been selected to take part in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).  TIMSS is an important educational research project investigating student achievement in mathematics and science.  More than 60 countries, including Australia, are participating in this study.  TIMSS is an important activity to keep us, as parents and citizens, informed about how our students in Australia are performing in comparison to their peers in other countries and to compare programs of study and teaching practices.  We will be able to obtain current national and international information which will help improve the teaching and learning of mathematics and science in our country.

Selected students will do an assessment in mathematics and science and complete a questionnaire about their experiences at home and school.   There is no need for students to study specifically for the assessment as it will not affect individual students’ grades or progress in school. A brochure will be sent home with the students who have been selected to participate to provide further information.

All data will be kept strictly confidential and no individual student or school will be identified in published data or reports. All questions and concerns can be forwarded to Simon Martino

Public Transport

It is every student’s responsibility to behave in a manner that ensures the safety and comfort of themselves, passengers and drivers.  Students are reminded to wait for the bus in a quiet and orderly manner.  Offer seats to adults including people with a disability elderly or expectant mothers.  Make sure you are not obstructing the footpath making it difficult for the general public to navigate the area.