Secondary School NewsApril 13, 2018
A lot has happened in the Secondary School since our last eNews. Swimming Carnivals, Cross Country events, Elevate Education, Y lead, National Young Leaders Day, Swan Adventure Day, a river cruise and on top of all these, some hard learning yards!
At the Cross Country
The House Swimming Carnival was a great success with the Year 10s, 11s and 12s, competing in the morning and the Years 7s, 8s and 9s in the afternoon. There were 19 records broken on the day with Shine winning overall. The participation from the girls in some Year groups was disappointing considering everyone should swim at these events for house points, no matter where they finish in a race. Well done to all the girls who did swim and gained valuable points for their house on the day.
Year 9 students attended a presentation from Elevate Education and Y lead focussing on study skills and time management to assist them with their studies. There was also a parent information session, where parents received vital information to help their daughters with their study organisation. If you require more information, please contact Mr Jason Tuberes, the Year 9 Team Leader. The Year 9s also spent a day at Swan Adventure Centre where they had the opportunity to participate in the commando course, team building games, and zip line courses. They all had a fantastic time, in fact, one of the girl’s said that this was the “best day ever”.
The Year 11 SRC Representatives had the honour of attending the National Young Leaders Day on March 23rd at the Convention Centre where they had the opportunity to meet and hear stories from successful leaders in the community and how they overcame difficulties and challenges throughout their leadership journey. If you are interested in information about this event, please contact Mrs Brown, the Year 11 Team Leader.
The Year 12s are working hard at their studies and if you have any concerns, please make sure that you contact your daughter’s teachers. It is pleasing too, that all of the girls who are completing the certificate courses can study independently to keep up with the demanding workload.
Mobile phones are still causing distractions to the girls learning. If your daughter doesn’t need her phone for travel reasons, I encourage you to ensure that you discuss with your daughter leaving the phone at home or boarding. If you need to contact your daughter during school hours, then use the correct channel of communication by telephoning Student Reception on 9290 4256, and they will pass a message to your daughter. The same applies to your daughter if she is needing to contact you, this can be done via College Staff. If she is sick, the College Nurse will call you and advise you accordingly. However, if your daughter does call you, can you please direct her to go to the College Wellness Centre and notify Student Reception so they make sure she arrives. This procedure has been put in place as some girls are calling home asking to be collected and they then miss out on vital assessment marks. We are trying to help your daughter grow to be a resilient young woman, but for this to happen we all need to work together.
Term 2 comes with a uniform change with the young ladies needing to wear their winter uniform. This consists of the lemon blouse (white for Year 12s), tartan tie, tartan skirt, black stockings, the blazer and jumper and black lace-up shoes. If your daughter has sport/dance period 2, 3 or 7 and 8 she can wear the full college sports tracksuit to and from school.
Friday of Week One Term Two is the date for the College’s first ever Colour Run4Fun fundraising event. Every student at the college received a sponsor booklet some weeks ago. They then had to create a profile page (https://myprofilepage.com.au/) and share it with family and relatives so they could reach their sponsorship target. The money raised is going towards purchasing fans for the College Gym. The run4fun course is being held on the campus commencing after lunch for the Junior School students followed then by the Secondary School. The course gives the students the opportunity to either have coloured powder thrown at them as well as being wet by the Kalamunda Volunteer Fire Trucks who will be in attendance. If your daughter is not participating, she will remain in class completing work independently with staff members supervising as it is a school day. The girls who are taking part in the Colour Run4Fun can come to school wearing their sports uniform for the day and then change into something else with their white shirt over the top. They can wear glasses or swimming goggles if they don’t want the non-toxic powder to go into their eyes.
I wish you all a healthy, safe and restful break. All of the young ladies need to have some downtime (and no screen time) over the break to help rejuvenate their brain and body.
Head of Secondary