Welcome to 2022!
I am pleased to report that we had 100% pass rate for our VCE students in 2021. We also increased our median score to 28, and celebrated our DUX of 2021, Hayriya Abudureheman, with a fabulous ATAR of 94.95.
We have started 2022 with a focus upon being ‘on site’ for our learning, as we have distributed ‘Rapid Antigen Tests’ to all students and staff to be able to monitor a safe learning environment.
This year we have made some structural changes as we have re-organised our student management focus to have a Junior School (Years 7-9) and a Senior School (Years 10-12). We have changed from a 5 period day to a 6 period day (the start of the day and finishing time is the same). We are hoping that this restructure will allow students to be more engaged in their learning, and also allow our Year 11 and Year 12 students to have some time within their week to focus upon extracurricular activities. This may include career information, well-being activities, study skills, guest speakers and to enhance special interest areas of student choice.
Our students in Years 7-10 will also have a designated lesson per fortnight, that will incorporate career/pathways information, which will concentrate upon goal-setting to refocus and engage students.
As 2020 and 2021, restricted student engagement due to the extended lockdown periods, our priority for 2022 will be in 2 major areas:
- Student Learning
- Student Well Being
We will continue to reinforce our ‘Instructional Model’ (as per below) to provide a consistent model of teaching and learning. Staff will post their lessons on ‘Compass” with clear learning goals (purpose of the lesson) and success criteria (understanding what the students need to have learnt) so that students are able to clearly understand what is required and how to achieve these requirements.
It will be important for us to also include student feedback, involve them in their learning, and listen to them so that they can continue to improve. We will focus upon understanding the needs of each student, and how we can better cater for student individual needs. This will be a priority in 2022 for staff to have professional development in this area, so they can further improve their understanding and delivery within the classroom.
Our ‘catch up program’ for 2022 will include Maths and English intervention for Years 7-10, with designated staff giving individual and/or small group assistance, to students who have been identified, (through academic testing results).
We will also extend our communication and activities for our students in the area of student wellbeing through extended programs.
In 2022, we plan to further extend activities through the House system, so that students will be more actively involved in more extra curriculum activities.
Currently, we include:
- House, Interschool and State participation in sporting teams.
- Debating Competitions.
- Chess Competitions.
- Australian Mathematic and Olympiad Competition.
- Year Level Camps.
- Redback Theatre Group.
- Student Leadership programs.
- Peer support training for Year 9 students.
- Opportunities to participate in the ‘Duke of Edinburgh Awards Program’.
We are always glad to extend our parent engagement, and in 2022 we will have ‘Continuous Reporting’ of their son/daughter’s progress. This will involve parents having a more detailed report of their child’s learning, through Compass, throughout the whole year (rather than the end of each term). We are looking forward to working with parents, sharing the progress of their son/daughter on a regular basis.
Our College is proudly catering well for our students to achieve their ‘Best Always”. Please feel free to communicate with me, and you are always welcome to book an appointment for a personalised tour of the College on 9546 9066.
Noble Park Secondary College Principal
"Our College is committed to a quality curriculum and the associated pedagogy for each area. We take every opportunity to be part of professional learning and development programs."
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