Congratulations to all our students who participated in the recent school Swimming Carnival. It was wonderful to see such excellent sportsmanship and special congratulations also to those students who then represented the school today at the Zone Swimming Carnival. Thank you to Mr McKimm and the team for all of the organisation involved.
As we all know, 2020 was a tough year. This is particularly so for our students and teachers who have risen to the challenges in a disrupted year that included seven weeks of remote learning due to COVID-19, and in some areas of our state, that came on top of bushfires and floods.
For our students, this has been an unsettling time. The department have recognised this with the announcement of a $337 million program aimed at ensuring that schools can identify students who would benefit the most from intensive support. This will be tailored to their requirements to ensure that students’ educational outcomes continue to improve in 2021.
The 2021 COVID intensive learning support program will provide small group tuition for students who need it most in our school. Mrs Thorncraft and Mrs Bowen are our ILSP teachers. Both teachers have been planning and assessing for the implementation of small group tuition program in our school.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting with our student leadership team to discuss current school practices and possible initiatives in 2021.Our leaders were asked questions such as:
- What do you like about our school?
- How could we further improve our school?
- What leadership opportunities or initiatives could be implemented in 2021.
The responses were thoughtful and mature and I have several actions to take further from our discussions.