Term two is rapidly progressing as we enter the final month of the term. As the weather starts to cool, I congratulate the majority of students who are wearing the winter uniform correctly, including their blazer to and from school.
While students have been focussing on their studies the wellbeing team including Year Level Leaders and Director of Students have created a series of Wellbeing presentations to different year levels on a range of topics. For the senior students these topics include sleep, anxiety and exams, exercise, food and nutrition as well as gratitude. The information received by students is designed to help maximise their performance in year twelve along with tools and skills that they can use for the rest of their life.
Year nine students have had a powerful reminder on the dangers of social media, cyberbullying and sexting while year seven students have had the reach foundation present on resilience and goal setting. Nathan Hulls presented a motivational talk to the year eight students on a similar resilience theme aimed at installing skills into the students’ daily repertoire. The Pat Cronin Foundation will speak to the year nine students late in May about the dangers of ‘one punch actions’ while already in April selected year nine students heard boxing champion and local community member, Michael Zerafa, talk about choices, setting goals and how the power of sport can change lives.
All programs are supported by our Social and Emotional Learning program that is delivered in Pastoral Care time. Goal setting, resilience, empathy, and other skills are the focus in short sharp lessons delivered three times a week.
Good luck to all students completing exams in the upcoming part of the term and I look forward to working with students as year seven and nine camps approach as does year ten work experience.
Deputy Principal - Students