FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Open Day, Outdoor Learning and Camps
by Mr Tony Kent
In just under a month, on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, March 28 (3:30-6:00pm), we will be holding our annual Open Day, providing an opportunity for parents and the wider community to visit our school and classrooms, see our many extracurricular programs on display and witness the many talents and skills of our students.
Our Open Day, over the last few years, has, for many of our more recent families, been the first introduction or insight into our school and what we have to offer. I would love for each of our existing families to plan to attend. Your children love to show off their school – particularly to the most important people in their lives (Mum and Dad). We value your support as our school community, so I am hoping you can make it on the day. As always, if you have friends and neighbours who you think may be interested in finding out more about CCAS, please invite them along or let us know and we can send them an invitation.
Work is progressing on our new Year 6 outdoor learning deck. Although we had hoped that this would be completed during the holiday break, we have seen an unexpected benefit emerge for our Year 6 students in particular. The students have monitored the building progress from the verandah of their classrooms, and engaged with our friendly builders in just how to lay out footings (with all the resultant mathematical calculations), the chemistry behind concrete and an array of other real world learning experiences. Some days lining up to enter the classroom has evolved into an organic maths or science lesson which has been quite unexpected. Once completed this area will provide an enhanced learning environment for our Year 6 students which will serve the school well until permanent buildings are completed.
Year 11 students have enjoyed their camp experience over the last couple of days at Glenworth Valley from all reports, and return to school later this afternoon. Next week we wish our Year 9 students all the best as they head down to Kosciusko National Park for their Camp and Outdoor Educational experience.