Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences are held in Term 1 to discuss formative feedback and to share strategies to support students in the classroom and in their home study.

Zoom meetings have already taken place with families of students in Years 10 to 12, and the booking system is still open for parents with children in Years 7 to 9 who would like to make an appointment for next week. It is very pleasing to see how this process helps to strengthen the partnerships between school and home.

Senior School Swimming Carnival

Our Senior School Sport Captain, Olivia B, recently spoke at Assembly about the House Swimming Carnival. Here we share her speech with you:

‘I would like to begin by congratulating you all on a successful day, in and out of the pool. Well done to all competitors who made the SIS swim team, and a big mention to the swimmers who broke several new records.

The House Swimming Carnival, while being a celebration of athletic prowess, is as much about the students outside the pool as those competing. This year we saw the introduction of the inaugural House chants competition, which contributed to the fostering of House spirit. A special mention to Booth who came away with the win.

Finally, I would like to give thanks to all students who attended, to teachers for helping to run the carnival, and to the House Captains and Heads of House in assisting to organise the chants and competitors. Thanks also to Mr Collidge for providing the music, Mr Peake for MCing the day, and a special thanks to Miss Carrie for the hours of work she put in leading up to the event.

The winner of the House Cup for Swimming was Reid. Congratulations!’

Olivia B, Year 12

Mobile Phone Reminder

Casey Grammar’s Mobile Phone Policy states that, for students in Years 7 to 10, mobile phones and smartwatches must only be used before and after school. Mobile phones must be kept in lockers and on silent mode during the school day.

Due to commitments outside school hours, such as part-time work, students in Years 11 and 12 may use their phones during recess and lunch breaks, but only within the VCE Centre.

Students leaving school early for appointments should provide a note from home and see the Head of House or Wellbeing Mentor for an Early Leaver’s Pass. In the case of illness, students should visit the School Nurse. All departures from school should be via Reception.

Kate Morgan

Head of Senior School