FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Learning & Communication
Settling in | Dynamic learning | Communication
As a teacher it probably comes as no surprise that I do appreciate and enjoy a level of routine, which is somewhat synonymous with schools. As we approach the end of our second week of the school year, it is nice to see everyone, students, staff and parents settling into a routine or rhythm for the year. Students are settling into classes and social networks, new students are feeling more comfortable and familiar, staff are getting to know their new class groups, and hopefully you as parents are finding a comfortable routine supporting your children and their education. In saying that, we don’t want students to get too set in their ways.
Education today is a dynamic process, which is evident not just in the range of learning experiences we provide here at CCAS both in and out of the classroom, but in how we deliver even the more traditional learning experiences – less emphasis on the imparting of knowledge and more emphasis on the teaching of skills necessary to prepare them for life. We do want our student in 2018 to be active and engaged learners, and our teachers to continue to provide dynamic learning experiences. So let’s not get to comfortable in our routines!!
You will have received some correspondence and opportunity for feedback from Brenton Luchow, our Community Relations officers in regard to communication mechanisms here at CCAS. Communication is our lifeblood as a school, an essential part of our partnership with you as parents. It would be naive of us to think we cannot continue to improve in this area, and we are committed to doing that. We are in the process of relaunching an upgraded CCAS school app to parents, which I would encourage you to download and utilise as another important avenue for keeping you informed on what is happening at your school. We also remain committed to developing the suite of information available to you on the SEQTA Parent Portal, with a specific focus on each individual students learning program and welfare. What we do know is that effective communication requires a range of integrated tools to keep you as busy parents connected within our community, and we will continue to strive to do that to the best of our ability.
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