iServi News | 25 June 2021 | Term 2, Week 10
As members of our learning community are aware, schools are crucial in setting the right tone for effective and positive lifelong learning. At Servite, setting the right tone is intentional. We research, plan and deliver programs and strategies so that every student feels feel comfortable and learning-ready in their school environment. We want our students and staff to know that ideas can be freely shared that we deeply care for their personal wellbeing and their growth. We strive to do everything we can to help members of our learning community experience success in their chosen pathways.
So with that in mind, I note the lovely tone Servite has had over this Term, and the diverse personalised learning opportunities we have provided for students.
On Thursday afternoon this week, I met and chatted with a number of parents and students at our College Careers Expo. The Careers Expo provided many great opportunities for our students and families to explore post-school education and employment options. Our students had the opportunity to speak representatives from tertiary education providers, student support services, employers and industry groups about careers, courses, pathways and work experience as well as learning about other training and employment opportunities. There was a definite buzz of excitement as students navigated their way through the various displays. I would like to take this moment to thank Mr Cosi Schirripa, Ms Libby De Masi and Mr Nick Kommer for all their hard work in planning and organising such a wonderful event.
In keeping with the theme of Gratitude, I would like to extend a thank you to all those students who have maintained a high level of persistence in their studies. We have had a number of students who achieved excellent results in exams, assessments, work programs, and general courses.
Our success this Term has also extended to the sporting field. I would like to recognise and thank those students that have stepped up to fill in for NAS teams or competed in the various ACC Carnivals, even when it was not a sport of choice. This was most evident this week with our Year 11 and 12 students competing in the NAS one day Carnival. Wow, was the Servite spirit flying high that day! Congratulations to all.
Many events and activities have recommenced at the College due to the dedication of our staff and so I would like to thank all our staff for the continued service that they provide for our students and College.
The College is always busy and in the last Term we have celebrated St Juliana Feast Day, Retreats, Student Leadership workshops, Refugee Week, College Production rehearsals, exams, Workplace Learning placements, NAPLAN, Year 11 Dinner Dance, Reconciliation Week, Outdoor Education camps and so much more. I am exhausted even listing these. Next week we will be participating in activates to acknowledge NAIDOC week.
What a dynamic school Servite is! It is with deep gratitude that I acknowledge the goodness that each member of our learning community contributes to our College. Thank you for making this school such a pleasure to attend.
Mrs Franca Coutts