From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

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I am impressed with how everyone is working at school amid the middle of a very busy school term.  We have recently completed NAPLAN for students in Grades 3, 5, 7, and 9 and have also held our Cross Country.  Teachers are currently preparing the major reports that will be sent home with students on the last Thursday of Term 2.  There will be an opportunity in Week 2 of Term 3 for parents and carers to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s learning with the relevant teachers. 

Resilience Project and Student Wellbeing
In 2021 we have partnered with the Resilience Project to deliver our Prep to Year 11 Wellbeing Program.  The Resilience Project is designed to build awareness of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Literacy.  To support long-term change and to embed mental health strategies, we are delivering a yearlong Resilience Project curriculum that is mapped to the Australian Curriculum.

To find out more about how you can support your child on this journey please follow this link:  TRP at Home — TRP@HOME (theresilienceproject.com.au)

Transition
We are currently working with our Year 10 students around the transition into Years 11 and 12.  One option for students and families to consider is here at Campania.  We are also taking our Grade 10 students to Rosny College and Claremont College next week.  We will be holding a Year 11/12 Information Evening in early Term 3.  More information will be provided to families later in Term 2.

Recently a group of students in Grade 9 and 10 completed their Construction Safe (White Card) at school.  This allows these students to gain work placement employment on a construction site. Another group has also completed the Responsible Service of Alcohol. We are currently working with several students and families to facilitate work placements.  Students from Grade 9 can participate in a work placement.  School-Based Apprenticeships can also be an option for students from Year 10.  If you would like to discuss either of these options with the school, please contact Mrs. Kingston.

Learn to Swim
Our Learn to Swim program commences next week for students from Grades 3-6.  The program will run for the next two weeks.  Students will need to come to school prepared with the appropriate gear. Classes will be leaving school to head to the pool at Oceana Fitness at 10:30 am sharp.  Parents/carers are not able to attend the pool at these times.  Our Early Years Water Safety Program will run again in 2021.  We will provide more information to families about these once the dates are confirmed.

Chess Tournament
Starting Wednesday 3rd of June our Learning Hub is hosting a Chess Tournament.  This is the brainchild of Brodie in Year 9 and Gabrielle, our support teacher.  Any students at school are free to participate. 

School Association
Our School Association has recently held its first Bingo night at the Campania Tavern.  This was an overwhelming success.  I would like to personally thank our wonderful association members for their work with this and their contribution to the school.  I strongly encourage any other parents/carers to take an active role in our association.  Please contact the school if you would like some more information. 

Finally, I would like to wish Mrs. Jaclyn Parker all the best as she commences maternity leave.  Mrs. Parker does a wonderful job teaching Health and Physical Education and Outdoor Education at Campania School and coordinating sporting events. She will be missed.

If you would like to hear more about what we've been up to at school, check out our latest newsletter! https://campaniads.schoolzineplus.com/schoolnews?nid=4

Paul Dalla-Fontana