WORKPLACEMENT. This week our Year 11 Hospitality students are gaining industry experience by completing their first mandatory work placement. These valuable opportunities allow students to consolidate the outcomes covered in class with practical experiences in the workplace setting. I would like to acknowledge and thank the businesses that willingly support our students and school in making these opportunities available.
“BIG SISTER” CONGRATULATIONS. A small group of our Year 12 girls have taken it upon themselves to introduce a “Big Sister” program to support female students in the junior years. Last Friday afternoon, after school, this band of enthusiastic young women, supported by Mrs Bronwyn Troy, Mrs Louise Gregson and Mrs Erin Lonitenisi, held a voluntary workshop to promote the messages of positive self-image, personal wellbeing, resilience and anti-bullying.
The afternoon was a great success with approximately twenty students from Years 7 to 9 attending and participating in the activities. Further sessions have been organised as well as access to peer support and mentoring during school hours. Congratulations to these students – Lucy Harrison, Teagan
Wilson, Emma Springall, Tanika Wensley, Catherine Davis, Emily Price and Annie Elliott – what great role models for our students.
ATTENDANCE. With the end of term almost upon us and the onset of colder weather it is timely to remind everyone that attendance at school is mandatory for all school age students. Normal lessons will be held until the last day of term and students are expected to be present to maximise their educational opportunities.
RURAL CUP. This Thursday Canowindra High School will host Oberon High School in our final round of the Rural Cup. All students are still required to attend school for the day and I would also like to encourage parents to come along and help cheer on our students to do their best. The final result for 2014 will not be known until week nine after Molong travel to Oberon for their final round games.
CONGRATULATIONS to Donald Boyd on being last week’s Canteen voucher winner.
Neryle Smurthwaite Principal