By Lucy Swan Acting Principal

Gratitude for Your Partnership: Student Parent Teacher Interviews

At the beginning of this term, we had the pleasure of connecting with many of you during our Student Parent Teacher interviews. Your active involvement and attendance at these meetings are invaluable to us. These interactions provide a vital platform for open communication, allowing us to discuss your child's progress, set goals for the future, and strengthen the partnership between home and school.

The value of your engagement in your child's education cannot be overstated. Together, we form a dynamic team dedicated to nurturing the potential of every student.

As we progress through this term, we anticipate more moments of shared success and celebration. Your continued support is the cornerstone of our school community, and we are grateful for the trust you place in us.

Thank you for being an essential part of the Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs family.

Embracing Excitement in the Final Term

Over the next few weeks, your child will have the opportunity to engage in exciting projects and activities as part of this initiative. We believe this will not only enhance their academic knowledge but also instil a love for learning that goes beyond the classroom.

As we gear up for the end of the school year, we have an array of exciting activities planned for our students. The Japan Cultural Immersion Tour promises to be a transformative experience, allowing our students to explore and appreciate the rich culture of Japan. Additionally, the Year 9 camp will provide an excellent opportunity for personal growth and team building.

Embarking on a Cultural Adventure: Japan Cultural Immersion Tour

Our students are set to partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they explore the wonders of Japan. From the bustling streets of Tokyo to the serene landscapes of Kyoto, the vibrant city of Osaka, and the poignant historical sites in Hiroshima, our students will encounter the richness and diversity of Japanese culture. We are particularly excited about the homestay experience in Okayama, where our students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the daily life and traditions of Japanese families.

This journey promises not only to broaden their horizons but also to create lasting memories and friendships. We look forward to hearing their stories and experiences upon their return.

Supporting Student Success: A Reminder of Available Resources

In our commitment to student success, we want to remind parents of the various support services available to students:

  • Maths Support: Tuesday and Thursday 3:05 – 4:00pm
  • English Support: Wednesday 3:05 – 4:00pm
  • Refugee and EAL Support: Wednesday 3:05 – 4:00pm
  • Assessment Re-sit: Tuesday and Thursday 3:05 – 4:15pm
  • Homework Support: Monday to Thursday 3:05 – 4:00pm

These sessions are designed to provide additional assistance and ensure that every student has the resources they need to excel academically.

Important Dates: Mark Your Calendars

  • Professional Practice Day (School Closure): Monday 6 November
  • Melbourne Cup Public Holiday: Tuesday 7 November

Please be aware that the school will be closed on Monday 6 November to facilitate professional development for our staff.

Building for the Future: New Building Project Progress Update

On the home front, we are delighted to inform you that our new building project is well underway. The demolition of the site has progressed smoothly, laying the foundation for a state-of-the-art facility that will further enhance the learning environment for our students. We appreciate your patience and support as we work towards creating a space that fosters innovation, collaboration, and academic excellence.

World Teachers’ Day

On 27 October we will celebrate World Teachers Day. We would like to take a moment to appreciate the incredible team of teachers and support staff who have been supporting, guiding, and inspiring our students throughout the year. Our staff bring a wealth of experience, passion, and dedication to the classroom and day to day interactions, ensuring that every child receives the support they need to thrive academically and personally. Happy World Teachers Day!

Five minutes with staff

In this edition of our Newsletter, we introduce what will be a regular feature. An article that profiles staff in our school. It’s our way of helping you get to know something about the staff at our College. In this Newsletter we introduce Lucy Swan and David Sammut.

Celebrating Community and Partnership

We are delighted to share the success of our recent Community and Partnership Day, especially tailored for our new families of 2024.

Our Community and Partnership Day took place on Saturday 7 October. It was an exceptional occasion filled with warmth, laughter, and the spirit of unity. It was heartening to witness new families becoming an integral part of our close-knit community. The day was crafted to foster connections and provide a welcoming atmosphere for parents, students, and educators alike.

Some highlights of the day included:

A warm welcome: Our school community came together to extend a heartfelt welcome to our new families. From the moment they stepped through our doors, there was a palpable sense of belonging.

Interactive Sessions: Informative sessions were held to acquaint parents/carers with the school's ethos, curriculum, and extracurricular activities. This served as a valuable opportunity for parents to gain insights into the educational journey their children are about to embark on.

Student-Led Tours: Our enthusiastic student leaders took the lead in guiding new families through the school premises. This allowed them to showcase their school pride and share personal anecdotes about their experiences.

Q&A Session: A dedicated Q&A session provided a platform for parents/carers to address any queries or concerns they might have had. This open dialogue is crucial in establishing transparent communication between the school and our valued parents/carers.

Celebrating Success Together:

The success of our Community and Partnership Day is a testament to the strength of school community. The active participation, curiosity, and eagerness to engage in this event played a pivotal role in making it a memorable occasion.

We encourage you to stay connected, attend upcoming school activities, and continue fostering the spirit of our community.

Once again, thank you for your continued support. Together, we create an environment where each student can thrive, and each family feels valued.

Warm regards,

Lucy Swan
Acting Principal

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