Boardwalk Report

This is an important time of year for our year 9 students as they consider school selection for 2018 and beyond. Point Cook Senior Secondary held their 2018, Year 10 Information Evening last week and have visited both of our schools to interview students for course counselling and selection.

Our Year 3-6 District Athletics Carnival was another great success. Thanks once again to Carolyn Huell who always organises an exemplary and successful event, it is a huge undertaking. Thanks also to the parents and families who came down to the VU Werribee Athletics Track to watch their child compete.

You will note that there has been a timetabling and format change to our assemblies. Every Friday afternoon at 2:15pm, our Primary School students meet in the gym and our Secondary Students meet in the BER building.  Our whole school assemblies will now be held three times a term, at the start/middle/end in the gym.  This change frees up our Monday mornings, acknowledging optimum teaching and learning time when our students are fresh and more alert.  Parents and families are always welcome to attend these student-led and student-focused celebrations of their learning for the week.

The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is a state government initiative that acknowledges that regular reading from an early age is vital for success at school and has lifelong benefits. This initiative encourages students to read more and promotes a love of reading. It began thirteen years ago and in that time 2.2 million students have read approximately 42 million books. Our college has been involved in this program since its inception. It’s not too late for your child to enrol. Why not speak with your child’s teacher about this? It closes on Friday 8th September.

We have a group of year 9 students who produce the Carranballac College News (CCN) each week. CCN is a year 9 elective where students film newsworthy items of activities happening around our school. These news bulletins are viewed at lunch times in each classroom and can be seen in each school foyer. CCN is proving to be a fun and engaging way of communicating the many exciting events in our school each week.


Did you know that absenteeism at Carranballac College has halved since the introduction of the HERO program? By promoting Here Everyday Ready On-Time, our students and their families value the importance of regular and punctual attendance and this can only lead to improved student learning outcomes for all. We are still working hard to encourage punctuality. School begins - and learning takes place - from 8.45am sharp.

Our year 8 boys and girls have both had success in basketball. Congratulations to these students and their coaches.  It pleases me greatly to get the positive feedback about the way our students conduct themselves out in the community.  Well done year 8 teachers and students!

Our teachers participated in a very productive day of professional learning on Monday 21st August. Led by our Assistant Principal of Curriculum, Lesley Hall, teachers were involved in whole group, small group and partnered discussions of current education department best practice initiatives.

I extend very warm Father’s Day wishes to our dads and carers for Sunday September 3rd. Once again, our wonderful Parents and Friends Association will hold a Father’s Day stall for students to purchase affordable gifts for their dads. 

Stall 31st August – 1st September. Gifts range from 50c through to $6.00.

 

Ros Myors

Principal

Boardwalk School

Carranballac P-9 College

Point Cook

 

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