Principal's Message

As we draw near to the end of the school year students, particularly in the secondary school, have been doing exams and other end of year assessments. A question which is sometimes asked is what is the point of all the testing and examinations our students go through at school?

One leading education expert, John Hattie, of the University of Melbourne, believes the purpose of most assessments is not to measure precisely how much students know at a given time. Rather, it is to provide information to teachers about the impact of their teaching on students, so that educators have the best information possible about how they need to change and adapt.

May I remind parents of the Services of Thanksgiving and Presentation of Awards which will be held in the Performing Arts Centre at the following times:

Year 3 -6 Service on Thursday 1 December at 7.00pm
Secondary Service Years 7-11 on Monday 5 December at 7.30pm

Students are expected to attend this service, parents are most welcome and school student leaders will be announced.

Margaret Buttigieg - Principal