STAFF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAY
On Monday October 9, the staff at MCC came together as a professional learning community to analyse the NAPLAN data for Year 7 and 9 students in the strands of Reading, Writing and Numeracy. From the in-depth analysis, teaching staff were able to determine targeted interventions for their whole classes and for specific students. Teaching strategies and methods that would encompass these interventions were identified by staff for their Key Learning Areas. These strategies were then incorporated in diverse lesson activities for each year level and embedded into specific Units of Work, ready for lesson deliveries in Term 4 and into 2018. The staff found the day very valuable in targeting point of need learning for their individual classes and for specific students. Insights and recommendations around lesson ideas, pedagogy and teacher practice were provided by the staff and these are now being considered for implementation for future initiatives and programs by the MCC Literacy and Numeracy Team and the Middle Leadership Team.
THE MARIAN WAY
The Marian Way, is a small section that seeks to highlight those who are truly living the Marian spirit. It is a simple way to focus some attention on those who are doing great things that sometimes go unnoticed.
This week’s Marian Way feature to start the term off is of one of our students who is doing amazing things in the College sporting community. Firstly, it was recognised at our first College assembly during the week that Hannah received two Marian All stars. These awards are for Students that have demonstrated a personal best in any area either within the College or beyond the College. For these awards, you are simply nominated by your peers and in particular, Hannah was nominated for: “Placed 1st in the 2017 Canoeing Marathon State Championships for U16. Then went on to represent NSW in the National Canoeing Marathon.” An outstanding effort.
To top this off Hannah was then recognised for her acceptance of the prestigious Pierre De Coubertin Award. The Pierre de Coubertin Award recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. This is a great honor for Hannah and she has demonstrated the very essence of the Marian spirit in achieving such an award. It is the combination of these efforts that demand recognition in this editions Marian Way. Congratulations Hannah and keep up the good work!
FIRST HSC SUPPORT EVENING FOR THE CLASS OF 2018
As part of the overall program of support offered to Year 12 students during their HSC year, the College offers a HSC Support Evening each term for the Year 12 students and their parents and carers. The first HSC Support Evening for the Year 12 Class of 2018 was held on Thursday 12th October, 2017. The evening began at 6.00 pm and it involved presentations from Special Guests, Mrs Jo-Anne Benten, Mrs Louisa Patten and Mrs Tonetta Iannelli. Our Principal, Mr Alan Le Brocque was also in attendance to welcome the Year 12 students and their families and to explain the importance of attending such evenings. The Guest Speakers spoke on topics and areas such as: attending school every day counts for success in the HSC; the HSC journey is a team effort and flexible study timetables, planners and tips.
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