From the Acting Principal (Issue 10 2018)
Written on the 2 August 2018
Dear members of the Sacred Heart College community
Welcome to Term 3! I trust our students have returned to classes reinvigorated by the break and ready committed to working towards the goals they set themselves at the start of the year. I take this opportunity to provide an update with regard to the Staff Professional Learning Week, held in Week 10 of Term 2. In addition to the Mid-Year Exams being undertaken by our Year 12 students, staff across three campuses came together on a collective learning journey that covered the following themes:
As previously communicated to families, Positive Psychology will underpin the Pastoral Care of Champagnat Campus from 2019, while Visible Learning will guide our planning, programming and assessment. There is of course much work still to be done in the space, but throughout 2018 and most importantly, during Week 10 of Term 2, great progress has been made! In addition to the work on Visible Learning, and indeed the setting and marking of Mid-Year Exams, staff from the Senior School spent time in Learning Areas, moderating samples of work, setting upcoming assessment tasks, and writing curriculum. They also spent a day with Deb Black from the centre for Restorative Justice, focusing on a restorative approach to addressing matters of conflict. This learning also ensures a continued and more seamless approach to conflict resolution will exist across campuses, into the future.
If you are in a position to support this significant event, I'd ask that you please contact Luke Hildyard at the College via firstname.lastname@example.org.