Ian Principal Message

The Hastings Valley Community of Schools presented the 2019 Ceremony of Excellence on Tuesday night at the Glasshouse. This award ceremony recognises students from Year 3 to Year 12 who have performed at an excellent level in one or more aspects of their school life. Congratulations to these students.

Student leaders, ‘The Hatchlings’, Hastings Valley Community of Schools Enrichment Big Band, the Acapella College Choir who sang the National Anthem, Hastings College Dance Company and the College Jazz Ensemble all excelled at their tasks as part of the ceremony. Drew Abbott played solo in the foyer before the awards began. Such a fine performance.
As you can appreciate, several people commit a lot of time into making something like this happen. A huge shout out to all involved. I would particularly like to thank Michelle Garven, Leanne Jeffery and Mel Bone for going above and beyond in preparation for the night. It was a very professional showcase of our students from our Hastings Valley Community of Schools.

On Monday Year 7 & 8 students will be presenting their Science Techno Tasks at Port Panthers, part of the Hastings Science Fair. The Fair is a high impact student engagement project and provides a rich variety of displays that demonstrate organisational, research and teamwork skills that our students have developed. Well worth a look. Anyone is welcome between 11 am – 4.30 pm. The students get immense satisfaction from telling community members all about our projects.

Our STEM students had the pleasure of being guest judges at the Tacking Point STEM Expo. This stage 3 Expo (Years 5 and 6) is all about the environment and how they can make a positive impact on the world. This event provides high-quality projects showing collaboration, teamwork and research where primary school students demonstrate their quality learning.

This week, fifteen students competed in the North Coast Athletics Carnival held in Coffs Harbour. Morgan Jean, Amba Korvemaa and Charlee Law, along with the 14 years girls relay team were successful and will compete at the State Athletics Carnival later this year. Congratulations to all the students who participated.

The Uniform Shop is currently replacing sports polo shirts that had been mistakenly embroidered with the Port Campus logo. If your student has one of these shirts, please ask them to go to the uniform shop on Tuesday or Thursday morning to change to the correctly logoed version for the campus.


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Ian Ross 
Principal Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus