Wilcannia Central School report

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 3:10pm

Principals Report Weekly Yarn Up Term 2 Issue 2

I would like to extend a further invitation to the community to join our secondary “Yarn Up” in the morning between 9.00am and 10.00am.

We are seeing improved attendance of students during this period and are enjoying the conversations that are emerging between students, staff and community. We have organised a reward for all secondary students who are attending school regularly and are engaging with their studies. Every second Friday, commencing on Friday 22nd June a group of students will be bussed to Broken Hill or other sites as determined by students/staff for the day.

The first trip was to Broken Hill TAFE where students joined the recent graduates of the IPROUD group for a BBQ lunch and learnt more about this great programme. Time for shopping followed.

We are currently planning a Community Forum for our first day back next term, 16th July (See page 8 for full program). This is a pupil free day with classes commencing on Tuesday 17th for all students. The purpose of the Community Forum is to provide information for families and the extended community around attendance and other student wellbeing issues. There will be opportunities for community to ask questions and talk opening with staff and agencies.

The wellbeing of our young ones is our prime concern. Some of the information sessions will include information about School Based Traineeships, Abstudy payments, community service information, educational neglect notifications, suspension and expulsion information. Members of the school community will outline strategies that are being put into place around providing a curriculum for our students that is both engaging and personally satisfying. Please come along and help us design strategies/ideas that are great for your children. We need to work together to improve future opportunities for our students. 

We are eagerly awaiting the next  delivery of our IPads. By next term we will have 25 IPads in the school. A DEC expert has been working with teachers, secondary and primary   students to increase their skills with the devices.

Michelle Nicholson, Principal