What fantastic opportunities our students have had in the last fortnight, starting with the splendor of Winter Sounds. Over 500 guests were entertained with a vast selection of musical pieces over two sessions, with performances from Glee Club, an Art and Tech Design exhibition and delicious treats provided by Home Ec students. This was an incredible collaboration between all faculties within the Creative Design Learning Area and a marvellous occasion for students to demonstrate the skills they have developed over the year. Thank you to the many who contributed and Choo-Lee Long for overall coordination of the night.
I am still in awe of the logistics that it takes to get over 200 Year 10 students into individualised Career Immersion activities over a whole week. There were over 75 different sessions planned for the week, all linked to career pathways, some on-site, some in Adelaide and many more with local employers. This week is the start of conversations about tailoring learning to pathways in Senior School that connect to life beyond school. I have to commend organiser Mel Bennett with the support of Nick Pearce, Jeremy Clark and Dee Spurling for giving our students such an incredibly diverse and eye-opening experience. From here, students will talk with pathway planners in the lead up to course counselling and 2024 subject selection, which occurs early next term.
I have noticed the latest trend of wearing ‘crocs’ as footwear and would like to remind parents and students that they do not meet Work, Health and Safety requirements for any practical subjects such as PE, Tech Studies, Home Ec, the Arts, Science and Agriculture. If students are wearing them they will miss out on participating in practicals, often the part students enjoy most!
In this next week teachers will be collecting last minute evidence of learning to inform grades for semester one subjects. Report cards will be emailed home to families mid week 10. It will be a good opportunity for families to talk to their young people about future directions and pathways being okay with not knowing, so long as they continue to keep all doors open!