Students were welcomed back to classrooms at Port Macquarie Campus this week, and on behalf of our teachers and myself, we have been thrilled with the turn-out. The week has been an absolute success and I want to thank our parents and students. The students have loved being back, and our teachers have loved seeing them too.
This week we celebrated both National Sorry Day on Tuesday and now Reconciliation Week that ends next Wednesday 3rd June.
The theme this year is ‘In This Together’.
“As this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme says, we are in this together. That theme is resonating now in ways we could not have foreseen when it was developed last year, but it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation, we are all in this together,” said Reconciliation Australia Chief executive, Karen Mundine.
Today we had a lovely morning tea with cake and music provided by Mr Heddles and his wonderful band ensemble.
Our Librarians have also been busy not only rearranging the Library space but also in supporting the message of Reconciliation Week. I was so impressed with the set out of the area and thank the Librarians Mr Krahe, Mr Jackson and Mrs Gulwell for their efforts.
Year 10 students are now planning for their transition into Year 11. Feedback from their teachers will allow them to better understand their individual characteristics and strengths to therefore better plan their future educational pathway. The subject selection process marks the beginning of Year 10 students making decisions about their senior school options.
Timeline for Subject Selection and a copy of the Senior Study Guide Year 11 2021 can be viewed on our website Transition Year 10 to Senior School. Click here to download Senior Study Guide.
Congratulations to our Year 10 student Keanu Bowman who entered his original song ‘Stuck on You’ in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Youth Challenge. The winner of ‘best song’ receives $500 plus $500 to their school. Winners announced next week – good luck Keanu. Keanu’s original song can be viewed at the end of this week’s newsletter.
Our VET teachers: Todd Harrison, Darrell Nash, Leon Ruhl, Judith Cowan, Louise Newbound and Stewart Heddles, completed a rigorous VET audit this week. The feedback I received by the Department was that we “thoroughly passed” and demonstrated best practice in many areas.
Port Macquarie Campus has a uniform policy which has been developed in consultation with the P&C Association. Our school community believes that a school uniform is an essential part of a student’s life at the school. The wearing of school uniform is a symbol of pride in the school.
There is an expectation that students comply with the uniform dress requirements. I am starting to see non-compliant jumpers and track pants being worn by students. If your child is out of uniform, please provide a note stating why. If you require assistance in purchasing our uniform, please contact the office and we will be able to assist you.
The campus uniform guide, price list and uniform operating hours can be found on our website. Click here.