Principals' Report

We are very proud of our Year 4 students following reports of their participation and enthusiasm at camp last week, especially with the Flying Fox!
Our Year 5 camps were a great success, with both groups now back at school sharing their learning experiences. Jamieson Way Year 6 students ventured off on a Goldfields Tour camp this week, with Boardwalk Year 6 Canberra Tour planned for later in the year.
As our community is aware, we align our camping programs with grade level curriculum in our primary sector. Leadership and confidence in our young can be difficult to measure, however we know as parents and teachers that our children show tremendous personal growth during and following these enriching and engaging activities.
As the term, progresses there are many requirements that need to addressed. Please ensure your child has submitted all work tasks and is up to date. As part of our home school partnership we encourage all parents to ensure payments for excursions, sporting events, etc are strictly adhered to. Payments must be 7 days prior to an event unless it is a payment plan arrangement for camps.
Our Year 9 elective class “My Kitchen Rules” recently attended an excursion to the Queen Victoria Market where students delighted in the authentic learning opportunities provided in developing their culinary skills. Thank you Mr Sullivan for organising this event.
Our secondary students participated in fast five Netball clinics provided by Netball Victoria last week. Well done to all who participated and to Mrs Huell for her organisation. Our students are so engaged in these clinics as they learn and build on so many skills.
Congratulations to those primary aged students who participated in cross-country and to those who will now go on to participate at a regional level, more details in the PE and Sport article of this Newsletter.
Ms Walker and Ms Mika co-ordinated a lunchtime cultural presentation at Jamieson Way supported by the Iron Amour Academy members. Ms Walker piloted this celebration at Boardwalk at the end of last year. The team at Iron Amour Academy are dedicated to providing quality programs. They are constantly learning, improving and evolving to ensure programs that remain relevant and innovative. Each member brings to the table their own unique talents and expertise, and as a team, they stand together, united to serve a common purpose in serving and making a positive impact in our communities. As part of this event, students viewed a message from Stan Walker about goal setting and determination. Stan Walker is an Australian-New Zealand recording artist, actor, and television personality. In 2009, Walker was the winner of the seventh and last season of Australian Idol. Secondary students who gathered for this celebration listened to musical performances from students from Jamieson Way and Boardwalk.
Each year, our secondary students are given the opportunity to participate in the Wyndham Council Wynspeak competition. This event encourages students to write, rehearse and deliver a speech on a topic of importance to them in front of an audience. Congratulations to Audrey (8P) who will represent Carranballac P-9 College this Wednesday at Thomas Carr College from 7pm onwards.
Please remember to take care when dropping off children for school and picking them up at the end of the day. It is essential our students correctly use the school crossings provided for their safety. Helmets are mandated for cyclists in Victoria. Our children are so precious and correct road-safety is modelled and reinforced by our families. Utmost caution and care in the car parking areas around both campuses is vital for the safety of our students.
Our Premier’s Reading Challenge is progressing well. Research shows that reading plays a vital role in a child’s development, helping students develop their academic, social and emotional skills. For children from Foundation to Year 2, the challenge is to read or experience 30 books. For students in Year 3 to 10, the challenge is to read 15 books. Children who complete the challenge will receive a Certificate of Achievement and will have the opportunity to see their names included on an online Honour Roll. Be sure to consult the College Librarians or your child’s teacher if you would like additional information on this great reading initiative. HAPPY READING !!!!

 

 

Ros Myors                      Sandy Naughton

Boardwalk School           Jamieson Way School 

Principal                        Principal

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