From the Head of the Middle School (Issue 2 2016)
Written on the 26 February 2016
It was great to see so many parents and caregivers during the week at our Parent Teacher Evenings. These forums provide a good opportunity to discuss all matters relating to your son's education. Whilst this first meeting was to meet the Homeroom Teacher only, please be reminded that the next formal opportunity will be to meet subject-specific teachers. At any time you can make contact with any of your son's teachers should you have an immediate concern; your son's Homeroom teacher should be your first contact in these matters. Each year level also has a leader of curriculum (teaching and learning) and a leader of wellbeing should you require further support with your son in these areas.
It is also pleasing to see so many parents/caregivers supporting our CEA program. I really enjoy watching the boys in action and I know they appreciate the support from you. Please contact Adam Rice (Sport) firstname.lastname@example.org or Meagan Kozlowski (Music) email@example.com to find out how you could become more involved in the program. We are always looking for coaches and managers to assist the boys. You don't have to be a sport or rock star to help out - all support and help is greatly appreciated.
With the first of our camp weeks officially behind us, I think now is an opportune time to remind your son of the importance of completing work tasks and assignments. It won't be long, if not already, that assignments need to be completed and submitted. Having regular conversations with your son and ensuring that he has a study plan are imperative in developing the skills and habits required to be a successful student. It is often the habits that are displayed now that will follow him as he moves deeper into secondary schooling and beyond.
In the Year of Mercy, I would encourage all of us to ponder what this means, especially in this Lenten season. How are we reaching out to those in need? How are we being compassionate to ourselves and our neighbours?