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2022 Semester 1 Awards

I am pleased to announce that the top 10% of students across the school have been recognized for achieving the highest academic results for their assessment tasks. The students who received awards achieved a significant number of ‘outstanding’ and/or ‘excellent’ grades with equal weighting given in all subjects. In addition, we are pleased to award Learning Culture Certificates to the top 10% of students at each level whose efforts and engagement in classes displayed characteristics that are considered to be essential to promote a positive learning culture. Congratulations to all the worthy recipients.

Award recipients received a pizza lunch on Friday 29 July in recognition for their good work.

Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

Curriculum Day will be held on Thursday 4 August. The day will be dedicated to further developing the school’s whole school curriculum. A guaranteed and viable curriculum is defined as a combination of opportunities and time for students to learn (What works in schools: Translating research into action Marzano). The school’s curriculum must be implicit, explicit and it must be coherent.

Teachers will spend the day working towards further developing an enduring and dynamic, discipline-based learning approach that include capabilities that are based on discreet knowledge and skills.

In addition to developing a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, the school is working to further develop a whole school approach to Building Respectful Relationships. Fairhills is committed to driving a school wide commitment and action to promote gender equality; delivering the curriculum to ensure staff are able to respond to disclosures; developing students’ skills, knowledge and attitudes to engage in respectful relationships and building strategies to prevent violence against women.

The five-step implementation plan is outlined below.

Any parent/guardian or student who would like to join the Respectful Relationships committee, is welcome to contact me or the school at your earliest convenience.

Year 9 Connect Program

This week, the Year 9/10G Connect students visited The Willum Warrain Aboriginal Gathering Place in Hastings. See the Middle School report for more information.

 

Karen Dean
Associate Principal, Staff Development/Leadership

 

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