Welcome back everyone! Term 4 is underway and is a busy, exciting term for both Year 11 and Year 12 students. Of course one of the highlights for the term is the Year 12 Presentation Ceremony to be held on Saturday November 7 beginning at 10.30am. This year’s event will be held at the Crown Entertainment Complex and is sure to be a very happy and uplifting occasion for our Year 12 students and their families.
I am also looking forward to our traditional Year 12 Farewell Breakfast that will take place on Friday 23 October here in the College café. This event is a lovely way for staff (who cook and provide the breakfast) to say a more personal farewell to students.
The Western Australia Certificate of Education examinations will begin for our students on Monday 2 November. Students have been provided with their individual timetables and are aware of the location and time of their examinations. Mrs Earl, our Career Coordinator, has been working closely with our students so that they have all of the relevant information they need regarding these exams. I wish all our Year 12 students sitting examinations the very best of luck. The next few weeks here at College are very important, please ensure you attend every zone as you work to complete tasks and prepare for your exams.
Our Year 11 students are also in for a busy term with examinations beginning on 16 November. Students are working hard to complete their tasks and VET units of competency and a number of students will also be involved with Workplace Learning after the final Year 11 examinations (starting on Monday 23 November). Good luck to all of those students sitting examinations and heading out to a work placement.
I am also looking forward to attending our Canning Skills Presentation ceremony on Tuesday 24 November. This event is always well attended and I am looking forward to congratulating students and meeting parents and caregivers.
Teachers are involved in a number of professional development events this term and are working hard to be ready to deliver and assess the new Year 12 courses that will be introduced at the College in 2016. Students need to make every effort to speak to their teachers and Advocates to ensure they are on top of their assessments and tasks as their academic year draws to a close.
I have just had the opportunity to look through the 2015 Year Book that has just arrived. It is a wonderful production and lovely keep sake for all of us. Well done to Natasha Georgiou and the Year Book crew who have worked so hard to produce this fabulous book. I hope you enjoy looking at the many photographs depicting our energetic, friendly, caring campus.
Don’t forget, I am available to meet parents and caregivers; if you would like to speak with me please contact the College reception to make an appointment.
DR KATH PARTRIDGE