FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Orientation and MAD Trip
I enjoyed the opportunity yesterday to be involved in "Lockers to Lunchtime" - our Year 7 Orientation Day. It was great to see our existing Year 6 students, along with a group of 45 new students from a range of local primary schools, experiencing, for the first time, an introduction to the routines and experiences of secondary school here at CCAS.
What a great group of students they were! I am always impressed with the way our own students are so welcoming of new students to the school – and yesterday was no exception. The way the two groups of students integrated in such a short amount of time was quite remarkable. The positivity and enthusiasm of the group was infectious as they engaged in a range of secondary class experiences that are designed to give them a taste of their future schooling experiences, as well as familiarising them with both the facilities and secondary teachers. A great day was had by all and I am confident that next year’s Year 7 class will be a wonderful addition to our secondary cohort.
As I have shared previously, I will be away with our Year 12 MAD Vanuatu Trip from next Tuesday, and am looking forward to sharing this life changing experience with these students. Given that Brenton Luchow, who produces our newsletter, is also on this trip, there will not be a newsletter next week. Today is the last day of HSC exams, although the majority of our Year 12’s have already completed this process over the last few days. On Sunday night we celebrate together at the Year 12 Formal, which is their last official school event. We wish our Year 12’s every success as they pursue future pathways, whether that be through further study or employment, confident in their ability to not only be successful in life, but to make a positive contribution to society.
For the rest of us, we continue to rush towards the year end! Enjoy this weeks newsletter.