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Principal's Log

All families will receive a Compass Review magazine posted home this week, which includes a summary of the achievement of the 2015-2018 strategic plan, highlights of the 2019 school year and inspiring reflections from past students. As staff,...
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Travelling Through Time and Space with Books

Having the luxury to spend time reading a book is a real gift. When we read, we learn to walk in other people’s shoes, can sit at the feet of wise people and travel in time and space. Books enhance our world view as we are exposed to different...
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Principal's Log

As staff, students and parents, we were naturally disappointed to not be able to continue with the Year 9 Expedition planned for this fortnight. We keep this disappointment in perspective when compared to significant losses and challenges...
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Building Connections

Building connections into community is an important life skill. For our young people, building connections with their school enables them to grow existing interests and strengths and to grow new ones. Being connected to community gives us purpose,...
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Principal's Log

Last Friday morning’s Celebrating Dads’ breakfast was an amazing opportunity for community connection, with more than 550 people coming together. People enjoyed the tasty, high quality breakfast provided by our Hospitality Department, the talented...
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Celebrating the Dads of Our Community

Dads and men play an important role in the support and formation of children and young people both within families and within our community. This week, we have the opportunity to pause and be thankful for the role that dads and significant male...
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Principal's Log

This week there has been considerable commentary about NAPLAN results across the country. Many different factors impact on cohort and group results and simplistic interpretation of results can be misleading, particularly where there are different...
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Establishing Effective Routines for Home Learning

In the midst of busy family lives, creating time for Middle and Senior College students to engage in home learning and supporting younger children in their reading and numeracy development in a routine way, can often be challenging. For Middle and...
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Principal's Log

The gym was filled with high energy on Saturday night as members of our community came together to have fun as they dressed up tables and themselves in a movie theme and tested their trivia knowledge. Cleverly themed tables and matched costumes...
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Home Learning

Simple rephrasing of language can help to re-orientate ourselves about the way in which we think about home learning as distinct from homework. Hattie’s research shows that home learning does have an increasing impact on student outcomes as young...
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