Last week the Year 11s travelled to Corbould Park to participate in the Rotary Young Drivers Awareness Program (RYDA). This is a fantastic program put on by a variety of volunteers and Emergency Services workers including Police and Paramedics. Joining the students was myself and Mrs Bullock. Our students were split into two groups and went through 5 different sessions that included Hazard and Risk awareness, Driver stopping distances and a variety of other activities aimed at making our students more Driver Aware. This was a great day and I want to acknowledge all the volunteers and particularly Rotary for organising this event. I also want to congratulate our students who acted as wonderful ambassadors of the College. I received many compliments about how well behaved they were and the way they participated in all the activities. It was wonderful that the Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson was able to welcome the students and open the event.
Also last week, our Year 12s enjoyed a Rite of Passage evening held at Tunnel Ridge Ranch. This term is going so fast and it won’t be long until we farewell these students with the traditional clap-out. Please pray for our Year 12s as they spend this short period of time contemplating their futures and preparing their minds for the next chapter of their lives.
I was pleased to see all the Year 12s get involved in the Service Day today, focusing on helping people in the wider community.
Yesterday we had a student-free day which enabled teachers to meet at District Review Panels and review the Year 12 work. This is a very important day and staff have been working very hard to get their submissions ready for these panel meetings.
Our Year 10s will be participating in mock job interviews tomorrow. A number of business representatives have agreed to take our Year 10 students through a job interview process and this is a great learning activity that will help prepare our students for their future career paths.
Next week (Thursday) is “Day for Daniel”. Typically this day is held on 28 October however due to sport commitments in the Middle School, Secondary will hold this day on Thursday 27 October. Students are invited to wear red T shirts or red accessories with their normal uniform to support this day.
On Monday, Week 5 our Legacy Cup competition for this term will be held. Typically this term we focus on academics having a Spelling Bee competition however this time we will change it up a bit holding a Boggle competition. This will be a lot of fun and get students enjoying creating some unusual words for their house.
Awards Night – Tuesday 8 November 6pm for a 6:30pm start.
Awards night is fast approaching. This is one of the few events that is compulsory for all students to attend. It is held at the Events Centre in Caloundra and we anticipate the evening program will be finished by about 9:30pm. Please contact the College if there is any problems getting your child to the event. We will then try and help make other arrangements to ensure they can come. Please do not think of this evening as just a celebration of “students being smart”. This is a celebration of 2016. We want to award those students who have worked diligently and those who have demonstrated our GREAT values as well. These awards have no bearing on achievement grades. We also want to celebrate the graduating Year 12s. Please join with us on this night if you can.
- Year 12s will have their final exams in Week 6/7 culminating with their formal and graduation assembly at the end of Week 7.
- Year 11s have their exams in week 8.
- The final day for Year 10 & 11 is at the end of Week 8.