- Senior School News - Week 8, Term 1 2020
For the Whole of Their Life.
Senior School News - Week 8, Term 1 2020
Our fifth CORE value is Build community.
In our current climate we need to build community more than ever, which is why I am so proud of our student leaders who led the school during the Bush Fire awareness week and the overwhelming positive response of our school community.
The Senior Leadership team devised a series of activities including;
- A colouring in competition
- Iced drinks sold by the Year 12 Hospitality students
- A BBQ
- Free dress and Zooper Dooper Friday
Warwick Jennings a Year 12 student who is a member of the Anna Bay Rural Fire Service, spoke at all three school assemblies about his experiences fighting the fires this summer. This is a young man who uses his free time to serve others not only as a fire fighter but also as a member of the Surf Rescue Club at Fingal Bay. You may have seen Warwick in his firefighting gear at the school drop off last week.
We were able to raise over $2000 which will be used to buy resources for a small regional school in the Snowy Mountains. The schools are Humula Public School, Khancoban Public School, Rosewood Public School and Talbingo Public School.
While the rest of the world may be thinking of their individual needs, our young people have shown clear leadership to think about others in the community.
So how do we continue to build community?
Maybe if we do just one thing. Just One Thing is an initiative of All Saints Anglican church in Nelson Bay. They serve the most vulnerable people in our community, those who don’t always have money for groceries & certainly don’t have money to stockpile goods. I encourage all our families in the senior school to look at taking just one thing out of their pantry or put just one thing into their shopping trolley and bring it into the senior school while we remain on campus. That way we can continue to build community, serve one another and do what is right. This way we can be a light of love and hope to the most vulnerable in our community.
Year 11 Distance Learning Trial
The shift from on campus learning to remote learning is a significant one. Therefore, Year 11 students and teachers will be trialling the protocols the College has developed on Tuesday 31 March, to ensure sure that they are robust and fit for purpose. This will mean that we can monitor the staff and student experience, and capture feedback from staff, students and parents. This will allow us to plan the professional development that teachers need and equip us for the remote learning that would be offered in the event of a school closure.
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