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Principal's News - November 2018

Halfway through Term 4 already, and as always it’s a term full of events, celebrations and leaving to learn activities. We have Year 10s heading off to Rottnest or the Swan Valley in Week 8 for a three day camp to celebrate the end of their time at Yule Brook, our whole school athletics carnival next week, a visit from Year 6 Ngaanyatjarra Lands students, Deadly Sista Girlz and Clontarf activities and orientation day for the 2019 Year 7 students, followed up by exhibition day, Year 10 presentation night and our last day celebration at Outback Splash! And much more …!

 

Already this term we’ve had a number of exciting events including HASS excursions to Parliament House for Year 7s and the Law courts for Year 8s, learning about how our parliamentary and legal systems work. I was delighted to receive a letter from the manager of the Law Society programmes, recognising the high standard of behaviour of our students. It stated: 

The students were all well behaved, presented themselves well and were a credit to their school, their teachers and themselves. We commend the students, and their teachers, on their exemplary behaviour as they were wonderful ambassadors for your school. I look forward to further visits from Yule Brook College groups in the future.

Mr Tomaz Lasic and I attended the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Resources Sector Awards two weeks ago, along with Carey Mining, who have supported the development of our makerspace. It was fabulous to receive the Community Partnership Merit award, pictured below. More detail about the awards can be found here. Our award recognises the great work that has been done in only the first 18 months of operation and we were encouraged to enter again in a few years’ time.

 

On Saturday I attended the Sevenoaks Senior College presentation ceremony, along with Miss Bettridge, Mrs Steel, Miss Farrell, Mr Lasic and Mr Weller, to celebrate the graduation of 31 ex-Yule Brook students from our Year 10 class of 2016. You can view a great collection of photographs on our facebook page, and congratulations to all of these students on completing Year 12. Our students won a number of subject and special awards, and I was particularly interested to hear that many students are still following the passions nurtured in their years at Yule Brook, including Paolo’s volleyball, Makirah’s pride in sharing Aboriginal culture, and Bailey’s automotive mechanics. We hope you will all continue to visit and let us know what you are up to. 

 
Our final exhibition day for 2018 is on Wednesday 5 December. It has been interesting to track student and family participation in exhibitions over the last three years as part of the data that is presented to the school staff and board to track our progress. The graphs below show the percentage of students in each year group as well as the school average each term. The trend from an average of 50% of students three years ago to 80% in Term 2 this year is very pleasing. Let’s see if we can make it to 90% this term. It’s also great to see an increase in the percentage of exhibitions that have a family member present averaging 90%, also a steady increase over the last three years. 
 
 
We look forward to seeing all families at exhibitions and Year 10 presentation night, as well as welcoming our new parents and students at the Year 6 orientation day on Monday 3 December, which will include afternoon tea with the school leadership team followed by individual meetings the following day. 
 
 

Mrs Hilary Saunders

Principal

 

Location

61 Dellar Road
Maddington WA 6109

 

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