A message from the High School Deputies

Welcome back to Term 3. We hope that the recent holiday period provided you the opportunity to have a break from the normal school routines. I was fortunate enough to travel through central Australia and visited some amazing places such as Lake Eyre as well as the Burke and Wills Dig Tree at Innamincka.

On this journey, I learned about many new and interesting facts and it reminded me about the article I wrote at the beginning of the year, on the “Growth Mindset” and how you can continue to learn. A growth mindset is a belief system that suggests that one’s intelligence and/or talents can be grown or developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning.  (Ricci, 2017)

I encourage families to continue on the journey of working towards a growth mindset and to use the Parent Teacher evenings as an evaluation tool, then as a way to move forward into Semester 2.

Year 7 -10 Parent Teacher Nights
Parents and carers are particularly reminded of the two Years 7 – 10 Parent/Teacher nights that will be conducted this term. I encourage you to book into these events early and secure your appointments, to avoid disappointment. Parents can choose either night to attend. The only exception to this will be for parents of our Year 8 students, as our Year 9 Subject Selection meeting will be held on Monday 20th August from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. It would be to your advantage to attempt to combine your teacher interviews around this important meeting.

Some of the upcoming events in the next few weeks:

Week 1
Year 10 – 11 Vaccinations (R Block)
High School South Metropolitan Zone Athletics Carnival
Year 11 Biology Camp

Week 2
Year 11 (2019) Subject Selection Night Monday
CSSA State Netball Gala Day and Soccer MetroCup
Year 12 CAPA Cocktail Night
PISA Testing

Week 3
Parent Teacher Night: Years 7 – 10
Wednesday  Year 12 Trial Exams
Silver Duke of Edinburgh – Test Walk

Week 4
Parent Teacher Night: Years 7 –10 Monday
Year 9 (2018) Subject Selection Night – Monday
CIS 15’s & Open Netball Challenge
Year 11 Driver Education Program 

Week 5
CSSA Oztag Gala Day
Year 11 (2019) Senior Exec Interviews
Year 10 B Street Smart

Week 6
CSSA Basketball Gala Day
Year 11 (2018) Senior Exec Interviews

Week 7
Year 9 Bronze Duke of Ed Test Walk
Year 8 Medieval Day Incursion
Year 9-10 Dance Festival

Weeks 8 and 9
Year 11 Yearly Examinations
CIS Athletic Carnival
Year 12 Graduation and Formal


In His service,

Anthony Hudson
Deputy Principal Administration.
(On behalf of the High School Deputies)