It has been another amazing week for the students and staff at Port Macquarie Campus.

On Monday, many students travelled to Kempsey competing in the Lower North Coast Swimming Carnival. Our students showed great sportsmanship, applying their personal best in a variety of events. Congratulations to all those who have made it through to the next stage.

I am a strong believer that when students become involved in the many opportunities our college has to offer, they become more successful in the classroom and develop positive friendships with others. 

I am very grateful for our teachers going above and beyond to provide opportunities to our students, often running activities during their break time or after school to extend our students. I would like to share with you just some of the different activities and groups students have participated in this week – Surf Fest 2020, Under 15's Touch football (both girls and boys), peer support, homework centre, Robotics and concert band.

Year 10 students and prospective L Platers heard from Senior Constable Steven Jeffery about the dangers of peer pressure, alcohol, drugs, mobile phone use and speeding on the roads at an information session last week.

Year 7 students participated in Best Start Year 7. Best Start Year 7 is a new literacy and numeracy assessment package designed to:

  • provide teachers with consistent and up-to-date information about new students' skills and abilities in literacy and numeracy
  • identify students at risk of falling behind
  • help inform targeted teaching and intervention strategies.

Many of our campus community took the opportunity to see Port Macquarie Campus alumni Tate Sheridan play on stage at Coffs Harbour. Tate is the support act for the Australian leg of Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. A proud moment for many students, teachers and community members of Port Macquarie.

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Branston Brewer-Charles who has just been appointed as Director of the Hasting Secondary College Clontarf Academy. Clontarf is a program that supports the education and engagement of our Aboriginal boys and we know Branston will continue the great work of this program.