Principals Message 070619

The Year 10 into 11 Open Night held at Panthers on Tuesday evening was a great success. In excess of 250 people braved the weather to attend. The information given was both current and relevant to our Year 10 students and will aid them in choosing courses leading to the 2021 Higher School Certificate (HSC).

My advice to students is to:

  • get as much information as you can about available courses on offer from the HSC Senior Study Guide and from college teachers.
  • look towards courses that you are interested in and that you could possibly do well in.
  • check to see if potential university courses have prerequisites.
  • aim for an educational life balance.

A reminder that we support a shared curriculum in the college. This allows us to offer a wide and diverse range of Stage 6 courses. Students can opt to study courses in Year 11 and in Year 12 at both the Westport and Port Macquarie Campuses.

Jennifer Cooper and Braden Clarke, our outstanding campus captains, are in Sydney this week for a tour of the NSW Parliament House and afternoon tea with the Governor at Government House. This is a great opportunity for these young leaders.

Year 10 and Year 11 have completed their midcourse examinations. My advice to them is to be proactive with the feedback that they receive in developing ways to improve their results and overall outcomes.

Today was our Aboriginal Recognition Assembly at Westport Campus which commenced with Aboriginal Artist Stevie Donovan playing the didgeridoo. This event is an important occasion on our college calendar and this year Kellie O’Brien was guest speaker who spoke on this years theme Grounded Truth - Walk Together with Courage.

I hope you enjoy the upcoming June long weekend. I recommend quality time with family and friends.

Warm regards

Ian Ross Signature

Ian Ross

Principal Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus