Positive Climate for Learning

Richard Crawshaw 

Assistant Principal

 

 

2020 THEME - EMPOWERING LEARNING & TEACHING 

Positive Climate for Learning:

 

House Colour Day

Last Friday we celebrated the launch of our new house system by having a house colour day. We had some fantastic colourful pictures come in from our students who were learning remotely, all dressed up in their house colours, as well as a parade around the school oval for those staff and students who were onsite. Thanks to everyone who made an effort for this day, it really did feel like the community was connected, even though many of us were in different locations. Everyone looked very proud to be showing their house colours, and see who else was in the same colours as them. Here are a few pictures from the day;

 
 

Preparing for return to onsite learning 

It is very exciting to be having all students back onsite, however, in many ways this will be a big change. To prepare for this change, teachers and therapy staff have created returning to school resources (inc. social stories and simplified details) to assist with this transition. If you would like any of these resources, then please ask your teacher so as to make sure all students and families are supported to return to onsite learning.

 

SSGs and Student Voice

Further to what Corinne mentioned, it has been great to hear that so many families have been using Webex as video conferencing platform for their SSG meetings over the past few weeks. Congratulations to all of you who managed to adapt so well to this new look meeting either via Webex or via phone. We value these meetings as much as families and students do as they will form the basis of your child's report. As you know, a key goal for the school is to improve student voice and agency in their learning. The increasing amount of student voice and participation in SSG meetings is an area we are continuing to look to encourage also. Student input is an important part of these meetings as it gives them a voice in how they want their learning to look, and how we can best support them with this. Well done to those students and families who have supported this communication and input into SSG meeting this term.