FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Term 4, HSC, BYOD & New families
Welcome back to the new term. It was great to see the students return this week refreshed, enthusiastic and ready for an exciting term ahead. It has been a little quieter in the high school this week without Year 12 and Year 10 (who are on work experience this week), and with Year 11 on camp for most of this week up at Glenworth Valley. Although it is only the end of week one the term end break seems like a distant memory.
It is day two of the HSC exams today and we continue to wish our Year 12’s well. Our students seemed generally pleased with the English paper yesterday, and we wish them well for the next three weeks as they work through the cycle of study and exams.
With the ongoing roll out of our BYOD student laptop program in 2017 we are very committed to educating both students and parents on both cybersafety and digital citizenship. We hope to assist students to be responsible users of technology, and provide you as parents with the tips and tools to assist you to support and guide your children. Commencing this week we will be sending a weekly series of tips and ideas on cybersafety to all parents from Year 3-11. This will be sent via email from Mr Brian Robinson, Assistant Head of Secondary, who is coordinating this aspect of our program. We decided to include our Year 3-6 parents as we felt it may be worthwhile to get some understanding of some of the challenges of technology before your children move more into the online space. I hope you find it useful.
I just want to finish by welcoming the new families who joined our school at the commencement of Term 4. We welcomed 11 new students and I trust you are all settling in well. Enjoy the rest of this weeks newsletter.