Some other newsFrench Trip 2014
The school is exploring interest in a trip to France for students of French with G.E.T. Educational Tours. This will be open to all Secondary students who are studying French.
The Aussie culture has an additional ‘Love Language’ – it is teasing. We often tease the people we like. However, sometimes teasing can get out of hand and if it’s not to someone who is our regular mate – then it’s no longer teasing. It is usually bordering on pestering or worse. Helping our young people to best gauge when the teasing has gone too far, and to even REPORT when it is not actually teasing but more like harassment, is part of growing up. We are encouraging students to be thoughtful bystanders and also to know when it is more than a bit of fun and has gone too far or too often and to put a stop to it.
Our shortened, user friendly definition of bullying is: ‘Something, done to me, repeatedly, that I don’t like.’ If it has been communicated in the first instance to the person who is causing this nuisance and then continues we are asking students to REPORT this so that we can help make GCCC a better place for all.
Discuss with your child and encourage them to be proactive in informing the person who is bothering them that they don’t like it and to then report it if it continues.
Of late, there have been a few iPads with broken screens. Even though GCCC has very sturdy, high quality covers, the screens are still a sheet of glass that is fragile with only a plastic sheet protecting it. I believe students may mistakenly think that the covers are more protective then they actually are and while they are generally careful they need to be more proactive. I would like to encourage our iPad users to have the screen face down against a flat surface such as a book in their bags or while walking around (rather then against lunch boxes or pencil cases.) If they have any cracks in the screen the must
IMMEDIATELY report this to Secondary Admin.
- An email is sent home notifying parents
- The iPad is handed in and sent off to be repaired within two days.
- Students will be able to have their repaired iPads back once the $100.00 cost has been paid
- Students bring the receipt to the IT office to collect the fixed iPad.
Jacqualina Vreeling, Head of Middle School