Principal’s Report – Mr Peter Marsh

 It has been a busy term 3 both academically but also with the wide variety of non-class based activities that are offered.

Our Year 12 students have commenced their Higher School Certificate examinations and day 1 of the English examination saw many happy faces feeling success and satisfaction. Our journey with our Year 12 is not yet complete as many are still arriving for last minute revision sessions and that encouragement and support prior to the examinations starting during the day.  My congratulations and thanks to the teachers who have supported our Year 12 students throughout their journey over the last six years.  Our District office joins us in wishing them all the very best in their final weeks.  The official sign out day for Year 12 is on 13th November (1.30pm – 3.00pm) and a special morning tea with Year 12 students and their teachers has been arranged for Thursday 17th December at 10:00am here at school.

Term 4 marks the beginning of the study of HSC course work year for our Year 11 students. Many Year 11 students contemplating changes to their pattern of study which would see some withdrawing from courses and enrolling into extensions for others. It is an important decision to make and should not be rushed into without discussion at home and with teachers at school. Information has been distributed to students that will enable them to reflect on where they are at and make informed decisions about adjusting their courses. Most courses will schedule their first HSC assessment task this term, so the course work that our Year 11 students are completing now, is in direct preparation for their HSC. Year 11 students will be working right up to the end of term.

The work each of our junior students have completed this year comes together in their final round of class activities, tests and other assessments. It will be a busy time for each one of them as they continue to explore the opportunities of the curriculum but finish off and prepare for these final assessments. Student reports and awards for the year’s accomplishments will occur in the last week of this term. I have enjoyed walking into many of their classes and talking with so many of the kids about their work at hand. It is very exciting to see so many happy and engaged as they explore their learning and working with others.

There have been many physical changes occurring around the school, in the school grounds but also within classrooms. The Degin2learn project has enabled the redesign of some student learning spaces to enable students to better engage and be inspired with their learning. To complement that project, the Connect2learn project is currently being launched that is focused on engaging our current generation of students with their learning by bringing their own personal contemporary mobile devices to school to use with class activities, tasks and homework. Much investigation and planning has been undertaken with both of these projects and we are ready to now launch broadly with our school community. Information will be communicated through meetings, learning sessions as well as web and email notices. This is an exciting time for education and for our school as we are equipping ourselves through solid educational program and assessment design coupled with teaching and learning practices that reflect the needs and demands of our 21st century learners.

I do look forward to a very successful and positive last term of learning and activity for everyone in our community.

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September 2018

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  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10E Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • English A Task 4:Fractured Fairytale Year 7
  • Languages M Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
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  • Head Start to High School
  • Drama Task 4:Performance: Scripted Theatre and Written Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10Y Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Science G Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science Y Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science M Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science E Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Science A Task 4:Practical Task Year 10
  • Languages E Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
  • Music 11MUS Task 3:Task 3A: Aural Year 11
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  • Japan - National Institute of Technology - Ibaraki College Visit
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7A Task 4:Dance Task Year 7
  • Languages Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
  • HSC Economics Study Day
  • Years 7/8 Premiers Debating
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  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PAS1 Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 10PAS2 Task 4:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 7
  • Mathematics 7G, 7Y, 7E, 7A Task 3:Class Test Year 7
  • Extension 2 HSC Preparation Lesson Year 12
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  • Design and Technology 11DAT Task 2:11 DESIGN PROJECT AND FOLIO Year 11
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8A Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8E Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7E Task 4:Dance Task Year 7
  • Languages M Task 3:Travel Project Year 7
  • Physical Activity and Sport Studies 9PASS1 Task 5:Fitness Program Design Year 9
  • Industrial Technology - Multimedia 11ITMM Task 2:Group Project - Part 2 Year 11
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  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8G Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Languages G Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Languages E Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Languages Y Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 9
  • Johnny Shannon (Cyber safety talk)
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7A Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7G Task 4:Dance Task Year 7
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  • P&C Meeting
  • Head Start to High School
  • English Y, A Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • English G Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • English E Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • English M Task 4:Imaginative Worlds Short Story Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10M Task 3:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Music 7E Task 3:Practical Year 7
  • 11 Hospitality Tutorial
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  • Languages M Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Music 7M Task 3:Practical Year 7
  • Year 11 Hospitality Tutorial
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  • Macbeth Pop-Up Globe Excursion Yrs 9/10
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 8
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8M Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10G Task 3:Research Report Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7Y Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • NAIDOC Assembly
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  • Languages A Task 3:French Icon Information Report Year 8
  • Commerce - Market Day Year 9
  • Mathematics Task 3:Class Test Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10Y Task 3:Research Report Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9M Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Photographic and Digital Media 9PDM Task 4:Journal Year 9
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  • Visual Arts 7ART.1 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • Visual Arts 7ART.4 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • History Task 2 - Assignement Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 8Y Task 3:Research Task Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10E Task 3:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Personal Training and Coaching 11PTC Task 3:Diary and Skills Task Year 11
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  • Design and Technology 11DAT Task 3:YEARLY EXAMINATION Year 11
  • English G, Y, Task 4:Dystopian Short Story Year 9
  • English M, E Task 4:Dystopian Short Story Year 9
  • Visual Arts 7ART.5 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 10A Task 3:Investigation Task Year 10
  • Computing 8CS1 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Computing 8CS2 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Computing 8CS5 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7M Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
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  • Dance 10DAN Task 3:Practical performance of exercises Year 10
  • Visual Arts 10ART.1 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study Year 10
  • Music 7Y Task 3:Practical Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7E Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • Visual Arts 9ART.1 Task 3:Critical And Historical Study Year 9
  • Visual Arts 7ART6 Task 3:Examination Year 7
  • Computing 8CS6 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
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  • English M, E, A Task 4:Creative Writing Portfolio Year 10
  • English G, Y Task 4:Creative Writing Portfolio Year 10
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/ VAPD Year 8
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9G Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9Y Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Computing 8CS3 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Science G Task 4:Experimental Design Task Year 9
  • Computing 7CS1 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
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  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART2 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART3 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART4 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Visual Arts 9PDM Task 5:Examination Year 9
  • Commerce Com 1 Task 3:Current Issues Task: Political Involvement Year 10
  • Commerce Com 2 Task 3:Current Issues Task: Political Involvement Year 10
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  • Drama Task 3:Theatre in Style - Performance and Essay Response Year 10
  • Visual Arts 7ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 7G Task 3:Anti-smoking Year 7
  • Computing 7CS2 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Computing 8CS4 Task 3:Design Project and Presentation Year 8
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  • Forensic Archaeology Task 4:CSI Examination Year 9
  • Visual Arts 7ART.3 Task 3:Historical & Critical Study Year 7
  • Visual Arts 8ART.5 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study Year 8
  • Visual Arts 9ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 9
  • Visual Arts 10ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 10
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 9E Task 3:Research Report Year 9
  • Computing 7CS4 Task 3:Classwork Quiz Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 3:Critical & Historical Study/VAPD Year 8
  • Commerce COM 1 Task 3:Business Report Year 9
  • Commerce COM 2 Task 3:Business Report Year 9
  • Personal Development Health and Physical Education 11PD Task 3:Yearly Examination Year 11
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  • Music 11MUS Task 3:Task 3B: Performance Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART.3 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Visual Arts 7ART.4 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART2 Task 3:Examination Year 7
  • Carnivale Year 12
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  • Child Studies 10EEC Task 5:Story Book Final Year 10
  • Visual Arts 7ART.5 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
  • Year 12 Graduation Assembly Year 12
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART.6 Task 4:Body of Work Year 7
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  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • English G Task 6:Wide Reading Year 7
  • English M, A Task 6:Wide Reading Year 7
  • English Y, E Task 6:Wide Reading Year 7
  • Visual Arts 8ART.1 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART.5 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 8ART2 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART3 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Visual Arts 8ART6 Task 4:Body of Work Year 8
  • Yearly Examination Study Day Year 9 IPT
  • Visual Arts - Alexander Mckenzie Exhibition Year 9
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  • Year 11 Yearly Exams Year 11
  • Visual Arts 7ART2 Task 4:Task 4: Body of Work Year 7
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