School News: March 20, 2008 (Week 8, Term 1)

March 27, 2008

Congratulations to students and staff, along with Mrs Jenny McGowan and Mrs Pattie Steiger for spending some time with the residents of Touriandi on Friday morning singing them songs and showing residents that our students do care.

Spending time with the residents of Touriandi is important avenue for our students to get out in our community and learn important values like caring. Congratulations to all those involved.

SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS
This week our school will be continuing discussions with a number of outside agencies who work and support our students.

This week I will be meeting with Suzie Weber, Gwydir Shire Youth Worker on the programs we can offer both at school and in the community. In addition I will be also meeting with Ron Halliday who is the School Police Liaison Officer based in Inverell. Ron will be in the school talk with some students and to organise some future visits to run some workshops on a range of topics. These will help our young people deal with issues in their teenage years.

This Thursday a number of our students will also take part in the JobLink Plus youth pathways program. This is a career guidance style program for selected students to work with members of JobLink Plus setting goals and planning for their future.

It is important to remember all the fantastic work our staff do in order to assist support our young people. The work done at a school level every day coupled the work we are doing with agencies will help make a difference in the lives of all our students. Making a difference is what it is all about!

A VISIT BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL
On Wednesday 26 March 2008 the Gwydir Learning Region will play host to the NSW Director General for Education, Michael Coutts-Trotter. Mr Coutts-Trotter will be attending a presentation at the Roxy Theatre to learn and hear about all the wonderful things that happen in the Gwydir Learning Region.

His visit will be part of a tour of the New England Region. It will be a great opportunity to show case what a great start in life students get by attending Bingara Central School and by being part of the Gwydir Learning Region.

IT’S TIME TO SMILE
On Monday students and staff at Bingara Central School had their annual photos taken. These photos will provide great memories of 2008. I look forward to displaying some of these photos at school when they are made available

HAPPY EASTER
Finally this week I would like to wish all our students, staff, parents and community members all the very best for a safe and happy Easter. I hope that you enjoy the long weekend!!

Have a great week

Peter Macbeth Principal