FROM THE PRINCIPAL
New Classes, Orientation and Year End
by Mr Tony Kent
Another week has passed here at CCAS. Given the dynamic nature of school I am not sure myself what constitutes a normal and regular week at school, but dare I suggest this week has been about as ‘normal’ as we get here at CCAS. Yes there has been the HSC exams, and our students are one week closer to the end of this journey. But on the whole it has been normal classes, normal routine and another week of learning, fun and engagement.
Behind the scenes we are busy preparing for the year end and next year, which is always exciting. Next Friday we hold our Orientation Day for students entering Year 7 next year, and we are looking forward to welcoming both our current Year 6 students across to the high school as well as a significant number of new students joining CCAS from primary schools in our local area. In addition to the usual demand for students entering Year 7, an increase in demand for placements for Year 5 and 6 in 2018 has bought us to the point where we have decided to offer an additional class in both these year levels – meaning we will have 3 classes of Year 5 and 3 classes of Year 6. It is exciting to be able to accommodate more students into these levels, as we have had waiting lists in these areas for a number of years. It does allow students to transition to CCAS prior to high school with all the benefits this brings, as well as giving us the ability to run smaller classes.
Again, I want to thank you, our wonderful school community, for your on going support - both to what we do here on a daily basis but also for your endorsement of our program to your friends and neighbours which continues to bring new families to our school.