The first term of the school year is always busy but extremely important and I commend our students for settling into their routines so quickly. The Year 9 students are engaged in their learning activities and taking part in extra-curricular activities. All students will be experiencing various tests related to their subjects, including checkpoints and internal assessments. It is pleasing to see a large proportion of parents/caregivers involved in their child’s learning through attendance of Parent Interviews and communication with teachers.
As students progress through the school year, they are preparing for the future, which in this day and age is rapidly changing in a world where technology is limited only by imagination. While there are challenges ahead of us all, the power of our minds, imagination, people skills and our talents are personal traits that cannot be replaced by technology.
The end of term break is an ideal time for students to think about their strengths, what they can improve on, what they need to work harder at. They should also think about their interests and what it is about them that they enjoy. Every opportunity should be taken to learn something new, whether it is academic, artistic and creative, sporting or a social skill.
Take some time over the break to unwind, refresh and prepare for Term 2.