Message from the Director of Learning
- Ms. Alice Paget
Term 3 has flown by for the Year 7 and 8 students. There have been some exciting events and programs, including the Cyberia workshop on cyber safety, Australian Mathematics and ICAS Mathematics Competition, School Athletics Carnival, Weekly Sport, Girls Talk Club and the School Musical rehearsals.
Progress reports have now become available on Compass. The focus of the progress reports is on the students learning behaviours, including their effort, behaviour, using class time effectively and meeting deadlines. Please take the time to discuss your child’s progress report with them; what are they doing well, and what are the key areas for improvement? A three-way partnership (student-parent-teacher) can bring out the best possible outcomes for your child. We have Parent-Teacher Interviews coming up on Tuesday 18th September. The school encourages you to make booking online using the Compass portal. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday and I look forward to what will be jam-packed Term 4!
Junior School Social
On the 11th September, the Junior School Social was held for all Year 7 and 8 students and teachers. It was a great opportunity for the students to let their hair down and dance the night away! The students had a great time using the photo booth, dancing to the tunes of the DJ, playing ‘minute to win it’ game, and creating many lasting memories!
Grade 5 Taster Day
On the 5th September, we held the first Westall Way Taster Day for Grade 5 students from our local Primary Schools. Thank you to Westall, Clayton South, St Peter’s, Clarinda and Springvale Rise Primary Schools for taking the time out of their busy schedules to take part in the day!
The Westall Way Taster Day involved a range of workshops and lessons that showcased the Westall Way of learning and the amazing programs on offer at our College, including our iCreate and Aim High programs. The Grade 5 students were also exposed to our Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) model through a Literacy and Numeracy workshop. EDI increases engagement in the classroom, ensuring all students are involved for the learning, with teachers checking for understanding along the way.