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Thursday, August 17th 2017

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Term 3 Week 5 From the Head of Secondary

Year 10 Mentoring
I had the pleasure of speaking with the 60 Year 10 students who have volunteered to act as mentors for our incoming Year 7 students. This initiative was the result of a review of our current Year 7 transition program. New students to the Secondary School requested an older student from whom they could seek assistance. The students will undertake some training this term in preparation for the Year 7 Transition Program commencing in Term 4.

One of our key Marist characteristics is ‘Presence’, and I congratulate these Year 10 leaders who have chosen to be present and walk with our younger students.

Timetable 2018
The construction of the College timetable for 2018 has begun. This process commenced last Wednesday with a Careers Expo and Year 10 Subject Selection Parent Information Evening. The Expo, comprised displays from Universities and Training Providers, as well as Learning Areas. Students and parents were able to speak to representatives from these institutions. The night was lead and coordinated by Mr James McLaughlin, Leader of Wellbeing Year 10.

Brody Morgan

A highlight of the evening was Brody Morgan (Class of 2016) and winner of the Class of 1977 Award for the highest achieving student not following an ATAR pathway, and SCSA – VET Award: Certificate of Excellence, Construction Industries, who spoke to the students and parents about his journey from Year 10 to his current position as an apprentice in the Electrical trade. One of his main points was the value of the collaboration between the students, parents and the College.

The Careers Expo was organised by Linda Whiteside the College’s Head of Career Development. I thank them for their work. I would also like to thank Heads of Department and subject teachers who worked after school to speak with students and parents about their subject choices. The evening was a celebration of the challenge our Year 10 students face as they move into their final years of schooling.

Our Year 10 students are now meeting their Subject Selection mentors to select subjects for Year 11, 2018.

Wellbeing

The following Wellbeing agenda for the following 2 weeks during extended PCG is;

Wellbeing table

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