This year has taught us the value of reflection, evaluation and adjustment and I must congratulate our students, teachers and our parents for working closely with the campus to implement COVID-19 changes, keeping connected through the parent portal, our newsletters, Facebook and our website.
We continue to hold our assemblies virtually and it has highlighted the innovation, resilience and dedication of our students in embracing these technology changes.
SAS Appreciation Week
This week we also celebrated School Administrative and Support Staff Recognition Week, a time to acknowledge and thank the often unsung heroes in our College.
Our SAS staff play an important role in the campus community. They work in campus offices, in classrooms, agricultural plot, science labs, food technology kitchens, libraries and maintaining and caring for campus grounds and buildings.
They are often the first people you see when you enter a school and are essential to maintaining positive relationships with students, parents and the community.
I would also personally like to acknowledge and thank all our SAS staff for the valuable work they perform and their contribution to supporting great teaching and learning outcomes in our campus.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our SAS Staff for their hard work especially this year during the COVID situation, where they have all gone above and beyond to support our campus community.
Parents who wish to have a phone conference with their child’s teachers are required to complete the online form Expressions of Interest for parent-teacher conferences no later than Sunday 30 August at 5 pm.
Year 6 into 7 Transition 2021
The transition for year 6 into 7 2021 continues through online processes. Zoom meetings have been scheduled for next week to assist Year 6 parents in navigating these processes.
Our Academies are an innovative approach to secondary education which enhance student learning and engagement. Academies are delivered at each campus and enable students with special talents, interests and passion to be extended and further developed in these areas.
Hastings Secondary College has developed a range of Personal Interest Project (PIP) classes that will allow every child in year 7 and 8 to pursue a more personalised area of interest as part of their education.
As of Tuesday 1 September, our Academy and PIP applications will be online.
Latest COVID-19 Advice for Families
We will continue to update our campus community on any changes to ensure we continue to operate in the safest ways possible during the COVID environment. The latest information can be found on the Department of Education Website – A guide to NSW school students for Term 3.
Friday 4 September is The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Westport campus will be undertaking a number of sessions and discussions with students that contribute to the creation of appropriate and relevant strategies to respond to bullying. These discussions will work with empowering student voice engagement as well as lesson plans during the day.
The Student Leadership team will share a role play video on bullying for students and will be used as a conversation starter during lessons.
The day will be an out of uniform and students are encouraged to wear bright colours to brighten everyone’s mood. Fun activities will happen over Lunch 2 including unicycle training, music, painting activities and a Teachers verse students netball game and golf chipping, Finska to name a few. Food and drinks will also be sold on the day.