Dear Creekside Community,
Creekside College proudly provides students with a broad curriculum, focusing on the core subjects of Maths, English, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Technology and the Arts. To further enhance the opportunities students have at the College we are soon to embark on a building project. The project will see the improved facilitation for both Primary Science and the Performing Arts. At Creekside we understand that every student brings with them unique characteristics and attributes and that these need to be catered for to enable them to reach their full potential. By emphasising both the Science and Performing Arts domains we are actively cultivating the opportunities for student to capitalise on their creative talents.
To further enhance student engagement and success, the College has recently been selected to take part in the project, 'New Pedagogies for Deep Learning'. We are one of only 75 Victorian schools participating in the program. This is a global project that aims to maximise the opportunities students have to build upon collaborative working habits, problem solving and creative skills. It also focusses on how the College can more effectively incorporate digital learning into the curriculum to improve engagement and make better use of the digital tools available. I will keep you informed of the program and the collective learnings accessed.
LOTE (Languages Other Than English) has been an integral part of the Creekside learning culture. Last term we surveyed the school community to determine what language would best meet the needs of the Creekside school community. The result was a preference for students to be taught French. We will therefore begin the recruitment process to staff the teaching of French this term. French will subsequently be offered to students in the Early Years from 2015. Can I thank those members of the community who took the time to take part in the research.
At Creekside, student wellbeing is a priority and we pride ourselves of the amazing capacity of the wellbeing team to individually deal with the varied needs of students and families. The team comprising of Alice Ward, Erin Maloney, Christine Thewma, Mark Weston, Cheryl Jackson, Josie Mitchell and Paul Young are there to provide a caring and purposeful program to suit the individual needs of students and a rigorous referral system across the school ensures that all students are provided with appropriate support as needed. Members of the team can be contacted through the front office.
I look forward to the coming term and the many opportunities it brings for students to learn and succeed. Remember, successful partnerships between parents, students and staff will positively impact on the outcomes attained by students and that this is further enhanced by regular student attendance.
Creekside motto: Learning for Life.
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