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2 February 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another exciting and brilliant year for Torrens Park Campus.

For a brief moment this week it looks and feels like Groundhog Day… the Gratton Lawn a mass of uniformed teenagers gathered around their House banner awaiting the moment when I let rip without a megaphone my words of welcome. I’ve been doing this for some years now and whilst the moment looks the same, it is far from it! Apart from the obvious differences such as bright new faces in the staff and student body and for this year an unseasonably cool start, the big difference is that we are on the brink of something very special as we enter the penultimate year for our centenary celebrations and that has implications for all of us. It is a time to be excited, to be strategic, to make sure the seeds of activities are well planted and at the same time continue to make a difference in the lives of our wonderful children.

It is easy at Scotch to say our children, families and staff are happy. But I don’t want us to be measured by an emotion – that is great to have, however, I would rather we be measured by the needs we meet.

Our campus staff are well prepared and understand our mission to know each student, to work with them and their families, to share their expertise around subject knowledge and on a regular basis the development of life skills. We also meet other needs which move beyond the personal and develop the leadership of our campus within our wider community. Our graduates are prepared to be people of impact through action and advocacy. The responsibility and ethics we engender them with is much needed in a world that is often sceptical and looking for trust in relationships and purpose.

This year we will continue to celebrate all that is great about our community, individual achievement and build on our strengths. We will as always engage in opportunities to progress our effectiveness in how we deliver our educational offering. The changing nature of relationships between parents and staff and the understanding of our operations through clear communication is key to our success.

The arrival of Oculus Rift in the Library has been received with great excitement and enthusiasm. So far, the reactions of those who have had the opportunity to be immersed in this high end virtual reality experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Virtual experiences have included visits to the International Space Station, a tour of the Titanic, the Obamas guided tour of the Whitehouse and many students have traversed the globe in Google Earth. We are engaging in this experience and asking students and staff to imagine the possibilities for their learning. As part of a wider exploration of technologies to support our learning and teaching we will be looking at a range of ways in which we can enhance our offering.

In this eNews you will read important updates around curriculum, student achievements, summer camp programs and upcoming opportunities. We are a happening place!

I look forward to seeing many of you at our Back to Torrens Park House Welcome next Friday at 6pm.  Please RSVP through the invite on the web page. Have a great weekend.

Dale

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