Issue 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

It is hard to believe that we are at the end of term 1. It has certainly been a very busy and productive term. 

Teaching and Learning 

At the start of this term, all teachers and leaders were introduced to our new Pedagogical framework. Since then, Curriculum leaders have been working with their faculties to explore different elements of the framework. The purpose of this work is for teachers to explore evidence-based pedagogical practices which lead to an increase in student engagement and learning outcomes for students. 

F1 in Schools 

Once again, our F1 students have made us extremely proud with their achievements. Acruz racing participated in the National competition held in Adelaide earlier this term and secured second place, earning an invitation to the World Championships. Congratulations to the students involved in the competition, Kahlan M, Mason G, Olivia M, Luke Z, and Carlos G.  

A very big thank you to Mr. Karl Read for his ongoing support of the students and for the huge commitment to his students which includes many extra hours after school and on the weekends. A huge thank you to Steve Read and Kate Read who have volunteered their time to support the studnets.As well a very big thank you to the families of the students who have supported them with their presence at the competition, fundraising, and simply being there for them as they prepared for the competition. 

Sports Day 

Sports Day took place on the 8th of March. It was a fantastic and positive event, with significant student participation. Once again, Gilmore secured first place, followed by Wright in second, Lawson in third, and Tilley in fourth. 

Student Reports 

The first Assessment period for 2024 was completed at the end of week 10 of this term. For students in Year 7-10, the assessment reflects their progress so far with respect to the Australian Curriculum standards. Students are assessed according to the relevant year level and subject standard. Year 11 and 12 Students are assessed according to the SACE performance standards for each subject. Student reports will be published on Daymap on Friday, April 12. Please take time to discuss their results and any strategies that may support them to further improve, or simply congratulate them for their excellent results. If you have concerns with your child’s progress, please ensure that you make an appointment with their teacher during parent-teacher interviews, which will take place in week 3 of term 2 on Thursday, May 16,  

Student Free Day 

Our second student Free Day will take place on  Monday 29 April whicht  is the first day of term 2.  We have designed a comprehensive program which adressess a number of areas. For students with disabilities, personalized plans will be developed, focusing on their specific needs and ensuring that they can access the curriculum Additionally, we will take the opportunity to unpack the results of the perspective survey,  which will further enhance our learning environment and overall school experience. A significant part of the day will be dedicated to developing a set of mindful agreements that underpin each of the school's newly developed values.  

Wishing everyone a happy, safe and restful holiday. 

Ms Joanne Costa

Year 12 Term 1 Holiday Sessions and Expectations

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Pedal Prix

The pedal-powered excitement rolled on at the AIPP Round One Pedal Prix race at McNamara Park in Mount Gambier, marking the beginning of the 2024 AIPP racing season. Despite the heat, the event proved to be a resounding success, with 26 enthusiastic students travelling to Mount Gambier, eager to showcase their speed and skills on the track. 

Pink Panther, our all female team, emerged victorious after an eventful day, claiming first-place in their category. We’re on the lookout for additional riders to join their ranks, so if you have a passion for racing and want to be part of a winning team, don't hesitate to get in touch. 

Our Middle School Team, Lynx, took out second place in their category behind only Pembroke. They should be extremely proud of themselves, showing fierce determination throughout the day. Thank you for working so hard to support each other, both in the lead up to the race and in the weeks since. Continuing to motivate each other to improve, finding supportive ways to build strength and endurance. 

Puma’s new riders were learning how to position themselves on the track, how to build speed and navigate a busy track, while experienced riders in the team worked on developing these skills further. 

Cheetah had a great race, placing 9th in category. With an impressive ride from Jaxon, riding a mammoth 35 laps of the 2.4km circuit, we can’t wait to see how they develop as a team and how they place at the next race. 

Best crash of the day goes to Thomas in Puma! The crash rendered Puma's trike unrideable, forcing them to bow out of the remainder of the race during the afternoon. Fortunately, Thomas emerged from the crash with only minor grazes, a testament to the safety of the trikes. Thomas is now an honourable member of riders able to tell the tale of their spectacular crashes, like a badge of honour! 

With Round One coming to a close, attention now turns to the next challenge: Round Two at Tailem Bend. This six-hour endurance race, set at The Bend Motorsport on the 18th of May, promises to be another thrilling event. 

In other exciting news, the past two weeks witnessed a fantastic turnout each Thursday for come-and-try sessions at lunchtime on the tennis courts. These sessions provided newcomers with a firsthand taste of the pedal racing experience, igniting their passion for the sport. Due to their popularity and success, more come-and-try sessions are set to be organised for Term 2, offering even more opportunities for students to embrace their inner racer. 

A huge thank you to Fast Cats Racing for your continued support, we couldn’t be so successful without you! 


Reminder Fees are now overdue! You can make payments on the Qkr! App, for other options please see our School Payments page here. Please note, our Finance Office is CLOSED during School Holidays and will reopen when school commences.

If you would like to order a 2023 Yearbook please place an order via the Qkr! App.

Calendar term 2

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*Reminder Student Free Day Monday 29th April. School Recommences Tuesday 30th April

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