School News: November 29, 2007 (Week 7, Term 4)

December 6, 2007

Orientation for High School:  
Last week our school held an information evening for those parents who will be sending their children to Bingara Central School for Year 7 in 2008.

It was a fantastic evening that was attended by many of our staff. A powerpoint display that went through the many areas of the school was presented. The parents were able to ask questions which were answered by staff.

Our school is committed to forging and strengthening very strong partnerships with the parents of all our students. If we can do this we will be able to deliver a stronger education.

I am very much looking forward to many of our Year 6 students starting Year 7 at Bingara Central School in 2008.

In order to give our school community as much notice as possible, I would like to remind everyone that our annual Presentation Night will be held on Monday 17 December at the Roxy Theatre.

This year we will be lucky enough to have Richard Torbay, our local state member of parliament attend. What an opportunity to showcase our school to Richard.

This is such a special night for our students as the school community will recognise their efforts during the course of a very busy and exciting year.

Presentation Night is a night for the whole school community to come together and share in the fact that we have such a great school. I am looking forward to seeing our entire school community at our Presentation evening. Please look forward to more information as it is made available in the coming weeks.

This week I attended a very special public speaking event which was held on Tuesday involving our students from Years 5 and 6. I know that many of the students worked very hard on researching the topics of their speeches.

The confidence and ability to speak in front of an audience is a great skill that will help our students in many facets of their lives. Well done to all the students in Years 5 and 6.

Our Year 10 students are completing their second week of work experience. The students have chosen a range of workplaces in which to gain a valuable insight into a possible career path for them.

Work experience is such an important part of what is offered to students as they prepare for life after school.

I am sure some students will pursue their chosen career as a result of their work experience whilst some students may decide on a different career path.

The students, once they have completed their second week of work experience, will head off to Queensland for their week long excursion that they have been busy organising.

This Monday I met with my executive staff to spend a day looking at future school planning. This is a very important day when many of the major events for the school in 2008 are planned.

One of the major focuses of the school in 2008 will be the lifting of our literacy results. I look forward to some real initiatives being developed through consultation with our staff and our school community so that we can benefit our many wonderful students.

I look forward to reporting on future developments in the coming weeks.

Have a great week!!

Peter Macbeth