Term 2 is off to a flying start, with learning tasks submitted and results available now on Compass.
As we continue to grow as a school, Compass will continue to grow in importance. It is crucial that every parent/carer has secure access to Compass in order to monitor their child/ren’s progress, communicate with school staff, enter absences and see the aspire points your children are earning. Please keep your password secure from your child/ren.
The library’s fiction collection has been moved onto our brand new library shelving and the books are now organised into genre sections. This is becoming best practice in school libraries as students are more likely to browse by genre, rather than knowing a specific author to seek out in a general fiction collection. It is hoped that this will make the collection more accessible and books more easily discoverable to all students.
It has been wonderful to see our students wearing school blazers, especially as we move into the colder months of the year. This is the only jacket students are allowed to wear on their way to school, at school and going home from school. If you are experiencing financial difficulties preventing you from accessing a blazer, please speak with the front office.
Keeping Warm in Winter
With the coldest months coming up, it is important to remember how to keep warm while still wearing the appropriate school uniform. Thick stockings can be worn with the school dress or skirt instead of socks, long sleeve school shirts can be worn instead of the short sleeve, trousers can be worn instead of shorts, dress or skirt, blazers can be worn over the jumpers. Thermal underwear is very useful as long it it cannot be seen (eg. students cannot wear a long sleeve thermal under the dress where the sleeves come past the dress sleeves). Hoodies are not allowed. Plain Black or gray scarves and gloves are a great addition for those chilly mornings.
Keeping your black academic leather shoes in good condition makes them last longer. Purchase shoe shine from a supermarket or similar and shine up your shoes at least once a week. This protects them longer from wear and tear and makes them look great.
On the 17th of May, it was International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), this provided our staff and students with an opportunity to celebrate LGBTQIA+ people, and raises awareness for the work still needed to combat discrimination. During Personal Development students discussed important topics such as diversity, respect, tolerance and acceptance.
To know how to become an effective ally or advocate, support each other, to become more educated or just to find out more head to https://www.idahobit.org.au/