Parent Teacher interviews
It was lovely to catch up with the parents during Tuesday evening’s Parent Teacher Interviews. These are great opportunities for teachers to give parents a greater insight into how their children are performing at school. A positive teacher, parent and student relationship is proven to have one of the most significant impact on a child’s education.
With the release of the 2019 NAPLAN results, we were pleased to see the positive results many students achieved in both Year 7 and 9. The Year 9 cohort performed exceptionally well in the writing section where student growth had more than doubled that of the state average. We are very proud of the student’s achievement here and also recognise the great work being done in the classroom by the teachers and support staff. What is very special about this data is that it shows how well the students have improved, regardless of their academic ability.
Splendour out of class
In celebration of Year 12’s end of schooling, Westport held its annual ‘Splendour out of Class’ event. Mrs Roach and her Year 12 students ran a fantastic day made up of a silent disco in the Hall for all students, a fete in the playground and the colour run at the end. The highlight of course, was the Yr 12 vs Teachers ‘Dance Off’. With Mrs Rowsell as our choreographer, the teachers put on a great show, however we were totally blown away by the Year 12’s performance. I must admit Tegan McCauley (Yr 12) had done a superb job with her fellow peers costume choices and dance moves. Important events such as these enhance our College spirit and help develop positive relationships within the school.
Youth Regional Taskforce
Congratulations to Caitlin Axelby (Yr 12) who has been accepted to be part of the 2019 Regional Youth Taskforce that is set up to help advise our government on issues that matter to our youth the most. It is so important that our youth take these opportunities to become involved in events such as these so that the people making decisions for our country are hearing their voice.
My Community Grant
It has finally been made official this week that our WEST (Westport Environment and Sustainability Team) has been awarded the $81,800 My Community Grant 2019. The purchase of an industrial Plastic Shredder will enable the students to shred collected single-use plastic items, which can then be on-sold to plastic recyclers. The students are excited about this new learning opportunity. Congratulations to the WEST team and all involved in putting the proposal together.
Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus