Term 4 Week 6: From the Deputy Principal Learning and Staff Development

The Importance and Impact of Social Education

The focus of personal and social education is to develop a student’s personal and social skills. Learning skills are enhanced by the development of self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, and an empathy for others.  Our Vision for Learning, Shine through Discovery, challenges each student to collaborate with their peers and teachers as they strive for excellence in their learning. We teach skills associated with collaboration by;

  • Teaching opportunities within the curriculum that enhance the personal and social development of students
  • Delivering the Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum that explicitly teaches the concepts of safe relationships
  • Enabling students to gain confidence and positive self-esteem by celebrating their gifts and talents
  • Encouraging the skills to make appropriate decisions and to think independently
  • Teaching the skills and strategies needed to work effectively in a team and to problem solve

The development of these skills and attitudes assist in creating a positive and socially healthy College community in which we seek to collaborate positively with one another.

Return of Lease Laptops

Year 8 students need to return their laptops on Wednesday 28 November immediately after lunch.
Year 9 students need to return their laptops on Wednesday 28 November halfway through Period 5.
Year 12 students need to return their laptops by Thursday 22 November (at the latest) to the IT Department located in the Siena Learning Centre.

Transition Days

This week, the current Year 2 and Year 6 cohorts enjoyed a Transition Day to assist with their transition to their new campuses in 2019.

Important Calendar Dates for 2019

Students return to school on the following dates:

  • K-Y7, Y11 and Y12 commence on Monday 4 February
  • Y8-10 commence on Tuesday 5 February
  • PK-12 Family Mass: Wednesday 13 February commencing at 5.00pm
  • Y7-12 Swimming Carnival: Thursday 21 February, HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont. This is a compulsory event and all students are expected to attend on this day.

Code of Conduct

A reminder to all families that the Code of Conduct can be accessed via the College website. The Code is mandated by Catholic Education Western Australia and the application of the code extends to all staff, students, parents, guardians, caregivers and volunteers and extends to all forums including social media and email forms of communication. The Code seeks to value the dignity of every person, foster positive relationships, ensure confidentiality and accountability and support professional boundaries. Events held during school hours AND outside of school hours that are associated with the College are also supported by the Code. Any perceived breaches of the Code can be discussed with any member of the Senior Leadership Team.