Rich Learning Opportunities

As Term 1 draws to a close, we can reflect on the rich opportunities students have been exposed to in their learning.

This year, Pastoral Care time was introduced to the Middle and Senior year levels, taking advantage of the ‘Positive Education Enhanced Curriculum’ developed by Geelong Grammar School. Developed in consultation with world renowned experts on positive psychology, this program develops the College’s learners in the key concepts of wellbeing so they can live healthy fulfilling lives.

Head of Senior School, Kathy Oliphant, and I recently returned from a Queensland Study Tour where we looked at schools radically changing their delivery models to suit our changing world. During our
tour, we observed a range of contemporary learning environments and practices. Our job now is to consider what we saw, assess what will work in our local setting and then share these ideas within
the College community. I am keen to see how we can transform our practice in relation to our Teaching and Learning Principles.

So, as the term winds to a close, our Junior School has been busy with Parent Teacher Interviews and our Middle and Senior Schools have sent home Interim Reports. I encourage you to use the holiday
time to reflect with your child/ren on their progress and what they can do to achieve their personal best.

Romans 12:2
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Jason Plunkett | Head of Teaching and Learning