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07:00PM 15 February
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09:15AM 20 February
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Junior School Tour (T1W4 2020)
09:00AM 27 February
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09:15AM 11 March
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11:30AM 15 March
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Parental Engagement: A Critical Key to Success


6 April 2018

Parental Engagement: A Critical Key to Success

Parental Engagement: A Critical Key to Success

An optimal education is one where the student, teacher and parent are all engaged in their child’s learning. The past few weeks have provided an ideal opportunity to stop and reflect on the 2018 academic year thus far and evaluate the pathways that lay ahead.

The parent teacher interviews held over three nights saw strong attendance, highlighting the value all parties place on feedback and reporting progress. In addition to the access to programs through SEQTA, there’s ideal opportunities to track and follow every child’s performance. There have been numerous Parent information nights for a range of experiences including the Year 10 Morrisby testing, the upcoming France Tour, a Generations in Jazz Cabaret and recent the 9@ Scotch information night saw our first ever webcast – the popularity of this will ensure we continue to seek such opportunities in the future.

We are committed to bringing expert sessions to the Scotch community through our speaker series. The sold-out parent sessions with Steve Biddulph were a highlight and it’s been highly encouraging to receive the positive feedback about the event and I’m so pleased to see our community focussing on what is best for our young people. It is a delight to inform parents that we have more engaging speakers and experts to come throughout the year, including Melinda Tankard Reist on the impact the media has on our children, Susan McLean to explore the impact of Social Media, Paul Dillon will return to deliver his popular session on teen drug and alcohol use and Year 8 parents will be invited to attend Dr Tom Nehmy’s talk on how to cultivate a healthy mind.

As a further commitment to bringing the experts to Scotch, we’re delighted to announce our partnership with School TV. This online platform contains short videos, quizzes and fact sheets on topical parenting questions. Each month will see the release of a new topic, relating to what we’ve been doing at Scotch. The first release includes content on Anxiety – please see Amelia Walter’s report below on the conversation she has led on this topic in Term 1. Surviving Year 12 is also in the first edition, containing useful advice and support for those parents with a child in their final year. I trust you will find this content useful and a central location that delivers expert opinion directly to you.

There’s a charged final week ahead, including a Year 8 Camp, a Global Responsibility incursion for Year 8s, Year 11s will participate in the Street Smart driver awareness program, our best Athletes will represent the College at Santos Stadium, the Winter Sport Season will launch and last but certainly not least – we end the term on a high note with the Blue and Gold formal.

All the best for an engaging, meaningful and purposeful break.

Shawn Kasbergen
Director of Student Wellbeing

That's a wrap on Term 4 and 2019! Enjoy the summer break and have a happy and safe Christmas!