This year has taught us the value of reflection, evaluation and adjustment and I must congratulate our students, teachers and our parents for working closely with the campus to implement COVID-19 changes, keeping connected through the parent portal, our newsletters, Facebook and our website.
We continue to hold our assemblies virtually and it has highlighted the innovation, resilience and dedication of our students in embracing these technology changes.
Wear It Purple Day
Today is Wear it Purple Day, a day to celebrate diversity and promote the creation of supportive, safe and empowering environments for LGBTIQ+ people.
The theme for this year’s Wear it Purple event is “We are the change”, recognising the important role that each one of us play in creating a positive and inclusive workplace and society.
Within Education, we want each of our colleagues - no matter their role, background, identity or experiences - to feel able to bring their best self to work and do their best work for the students and communities we serve.
SAS Appreciation Week
This week we also celebrated School Administrative and Support Staff Recognition Week, a time to acknowledge and thank the often unsung heroes in our College.
Our SAS staff play an important role in the campus community. They work in campus offices, in classrooms, agricultural plot, science labs, food technology kitchens, libraries and maintaining and caring for campus grounds and buildings.
They are often the first people you see when you enter a school and are essential to maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and the community.
I would also personally like to acknowledge and thank all our SAS staff for the valuable work they perform and their contribution to supporting great teaching and learning outcomes in our campus.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our SAS Staff for their hard work especially this year during the COVID situation, where they have all gone above and beyond to support our campus community.
Parents who wish to have a phone conference with their child’s teachers are required to complete the online form Expressions of Interest for parent-teacher conferences no later than Sunday 30 August at 5 pm.
Debut Single Keanu Bowman
Hastings Secondary College Port Macquarie Campus student Keanu Bowman, under the stage name Keanu Jai, has released his debut single Stuck on You.
The track, which is available on all major platforms including Spotify and iTunes, is number nine on the regional charts through community radio initiative Australian Regional Airplay Project
Have a listen to his single ‘Stuck on You’.
Year 6 into 7 Transition 2021
The transition for year 6 into 7 2021 continues through online processes. Zoom meetings have been scheduled for next week to assist Year 6 parents in navigating these processes.
Our Academies are an innovative approach to secondary education which enhance student learning and engagement. Academies are delivered at each campus and enable students with special talents, interests and passion to be extended and further developed in these areas.
Hastings Secondary College has developed a range of Personal Interest Project (PIP) classes that will allow every child in year 7 and 8 to pursue a more personalised area of interest as part of their education.
As of Tuesday 1 September, our Academy and PIP applications will be online.
Latest COVID-19 Advice for Families
We will continue to update our campus community on any changes to ensure we continue to operate in the safest ways possible during the COVID environment. The latest information can be found on the Department of Education Website – A guide to NSW school students for Term 3.
Year 8 into 9 Elective Choices
Year 8 students made their choices on Friday for Year 9 Electives 2021. It is an exciting time for our students as they start taking greater control of their learning pathways in preparation for the ROSA (Record of Student Achievement) and eventually HSC.
Fathers Day Stall
A huge shoutout to our wonderful P&C Association members and SRC who worked collaboratively on our Fathers day Stall.
This was the first of it’s kind at the Campus and hopefully, this initiative will get bigger and bigger as the years progress.
I would like to thank and acknowledge Belinda Green, Meredith Stewart, Lynne De-Silva, Glenys Rhodes, Jacinta Lunn, Jenny Nalder and Kate Gallagher, Leanne Jeffery, Stewart heddles, Leon Ruhl and our SRC students for all of their help.