iServi News | 14 February 2020 | Term 1, Week 2
Whole School Assembly
The College held its first whole school assembly for the year on Friday this week. In addition to formally welcoming all students to the start of the new year, we also presented our 2019 Year 12 High Achievers to our community.
As highlighted in previous communications home to families, we are very proud of the efforts of our graduating cohort of 2019 and so we enjoyed the opportunity during the assembly to share their exploits with our current students.
During the assembly, we reflected on the common attributes amongst our high achieving students that underpinned their outstanding performances. These included:
- The capacity to take responsibility for their own learning. This of course implies the need to make certain sacrifices and to make learning a priory in their lives.
- The ability to self-regulate their behaviours to remain focused on their own learning.
- Maintaining high levels of resilience and seeing times of failure as genuine learning opportunities through the maintenance of a growth mindset.
- Selecting courses and pathways that suited their individual skills and interests.
- Proactively seeking out feedback from teachers and using assessments as genuine future learning opportunities.
- Working collaboratively with their peers to create an energy around learning and to discover from one another.
- Being heathy, well and mindful so as to ensure that they are ready for learning.
- The understanding that there are no shortcuts and that high levels of effort and application are key ingredients for success.
We encourage all students at Servite to adopt these positive behaviours and attributes as they progress through the College. In speaking to the students at the assembly. We are passionate about providing multiple learning opportunities for our students and encourage them to take full advantage of what is on offer at the College.
We again congratulate our high achieving students and thank them for attending our assembly this week. They are wonderful roles models for all at the College and we wish them every future success.
In some other exciting news, our students sat very comfortably during the assembly thanks to the generosity of our Parents and Friends who contributed funds to the purchase of chairs for the gym.
We want all of our staff and students to feel comfortable and relaxed during assemblies and Masses to better allow them to enjoy the experience and participate fully. We are very grateful to our Servite families for helping us to achieve this vision.
The addition of the chairs complements the recent installation of our full-size digital screen, again with the support of our Parents and Friends, which adds to the excitement and engagement of our whole school gatherings.
Priory Swimming Carnival
Our Priory structure promotes a genuine sense of belonging and connection. As many of you would know, the Priories represent key places of significance in the life of the Servite Order which began in Florence, Italy in the early 1200s. We promote this unique connection by integrating the core Servite charisms into the Priories and offering multiple opportunities to gather and celebrate together.
One such opportunity, in the form of our Priory Swimming Carnival, was held this week at HBF Arena, Joondalup. This outstanding event was very well supported by students who participated strongly and cheered hard for their Priory. Our student leaders were exceptional on the day, promoting a sense of pride in their Priories. We were also thrilled to have so many parents and friends present at the carnival.
Events of this type are important as we pause our regular routine to gather together to celebrate the wonderful sense of community present at Servite.
We acknowledge the Head of Sport Mr David Maxwell for his efforts in organising the events, along with our Heads of Community, our Health and Physical Education Team and all our dedicated staff for their contribution in ensuring the success of the carnival.
Families are reminded that interviews will resume shortly for the Year 7, 2021 and Year 7, 2022 intake. If you have not yet completed an application for your child, please do so as soon as possible. For application forms and any enrolment queries, our Enrolments Team is available via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Jeff Allen