Principal's Report - 14th August
Today, I am sending this report from the Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals conference in Melbourne. Also attending the conference is one of our Leading Teachers, Luke Werner and Learning Specialist, Jackson O’Neill. Yesterday we heard from some world leaders in the area of “Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Learning”. It was a full day of presentations, including some short 10 minute “Ed Talks” where schools from around Victoria get to showcase a fantastic project or initiative that is occurring in their school. Today we will hear from more education experts and attend some smaller sessions on various areas of professional practice.
Last week, Kaitlyn Beeton was nominated for an Indigenous Youth Leadership Scholarship. The criteria for the award centred around excellent attendance, great work ethic at school, good academic results and importantly, a desire to complete Year 12. Kaitlyn had to write a written application and attend an interview with a representative from MADEC – the Mildura based organisation who administer the scholarship. We were delighted to hear that Kaitlyn was successful and she will now receive some assistance to support her studies at school.
Year 10 Work Experience
In the last week of this term, all of our Year 10s will be participating in work experience. Many of our students have already made arrangements and secured a work placement, however there are still quite a few who have not. Work experience is an excellent program and in past years, several students have secured part time employment and apprenticeships after they have participated in this program.
I encourage all families to speak with their Year 10 student about work experience and support them to secure a placement. If you have any questions about work experience, please contact the school.
Thank you to the parents who have already completed the Parent Opinion Survey. The more responses we get back, the more reliable the data will be. I encourage all parents and carers who have been selected this year, to complete the survey over the next two weeks. If you are having difficulties accessing the survey, please contact Kaye in the office.
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Year 10 Road Smart Course
Last Thursday, most of our year 10 students got to participate in the Road Smart driving program. The program is designed to prepare young drivers for challenges they may face on the road. Students got to participate in general discussions about road safety, driver training and how to handle different obstacles that they may face on the roads. Another aspect of the program allowed the students to attempt to drive a special car and perform different tasks in a safe learning environment. Students were allowed to drive, whether they had their learners permit or not, which meant some students were able to have their first experience behind the wheel
The program would not have been able to run without the help from our local Bendigo Bank, who generously sponsored the program, so a large thank you goes out to them. Another big thank you goes to the presenters who were extremely informative and very engaging.
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