FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Pyjamas, Edutech and Birthdays
by Mr Tony Kent
What is it about wearing pyjama’s to school that creates such excitement? And that is just for the teachers! Our Give Me 5 for Kid’s Fundraiser today has been lots of fun and is a great opportunity for us as a school community to support our broader community through this fundraiser for the local hospital children’s ward. Thanks to all our primary students and teachers for their enthusiastic support.
We have had a number of staff attending Edutech over the past few days at the International Convention Centre in Sydney. Edutech is the largest education conference in the southern hemisphere. It has provided another excellent opportunity to keep abreast of both national and international trends in education, and our alignment with these trends here at CCAS. I have personally attended a number of these conferences, which by its name would suggest that it is all about the use of technology in education. It is interesting to note that increasingly this is not the main focus. Technology in all its forms is merely a tool that can enhance both teaching and learning, while the main theme of this and other such conferences continues to be how we educate students, and provide them with the necessary skills to adapt to an ever changing world, and jobs that currently don’t exist. This also continues to be our focus here at CCAS.
It is timely of the Queen to have a birthday right in the middle of the term (even if it isn’t her actual birthday) to give us all a long weekend. I don’t hear anyone complaining about the day off on Monday. I am sure everyone will return next week refreshed for the final 4 weeks of the term.