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Newsletter Issue 4

Newsletter Issue 4

Newsletter Issue

[Glenunga news] Contents Principal’s Report Pg 1 Governing Council Chair’s Report Pg 2 Senior School / Middle School Report Pg 3 Prefect Report Pg 3 Unity & Diversity Working Group Pg 4 Careers & VET Pg 5 PLP & Work Experience Pg 6 Sport News Pg 6 Student Life update Pg 8 Christian Pastoral Support update Pg 8 Student Congratulations Pg 8 Inserts: Vietnama & Cambodia trip; Study Tours; Feedback from Student Survey flyer UPCOMING EVENTS May 11-14 SACE/IB Production 12-14 NAPLAN Testing 15 STUDENT FREE DAY 18 FAC 23-27 Melbourne Discovery Tour 25 Governing Council Executive 28 School Tour Celebration Whole School Assembly 29 Yr 8 Immunisations June 1 – 4 Yr 11 Drama Production 8 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday 12 Yr 9 Immunisations 15 Governing Council 18 Music Night DO YOU HAVE A VIEW ABOUT… STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR GLENUNGA ENVIRONMENT (including Sustainability) OUR COMMUNITY (including Student Well-Being) UNITY & DIVERSITY (including Internationalism) QUALITY TEACHING & LEARNING • Where should we be heading • How can we get there Come along, have your say and hear from other parents at our Discussion Forum on Wednesday 10 June 2009 7-9pm An initiative of your Governing Council and your Principal More details at www.gihs.sa.edu.au Principal’s Report Welcome to our first newsletter for term 2! At the end of last term the first of our overseas trips for 2009 departed to Vietnam and Cambodia. Our students raised $3500 to contribute to three community projects in these countries. Very impressive and much appreciated by the communities! These trips are an important aspect of our students developing a global perspective and experiencing life in other parts of the world. It is not easy for adolescents to witness the impact of the Killing Fields, to see enormous poverty side by side with opulence, or Issue 4, 14 May 2009 to see facilities for students with disabilities in other countries. Our students were very courageous in their approach to these challenges and they have returned wiser and more appreciative of the lifestyle we have in Australia. If your family has the opportunity it is important for every student to participate in one of these trips. For more details see the enclosed insert. Student Survey Last year over 800 students participated in an online survey aimed at sharing information with teachers about what improves learning. Student leaders shared this information with staff who then used it to reflect on their teaching practice and to set themselves improvement goals. In term 1 student leaders shared the survey results with all students and asked them to use this information to talk with their - 1 - Photo from Vietnam / Cambodia trip in April (see article enclosed)

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