What an exciting Term 3 we have had! Our lower school students have been involved in some fantastic extra-curricular activities this term while still working hard with their studies back at school. This term, students from year 7-9 have been involved in Media excursions, Robo Cup, visits to Government House, Science week, Curtin Ahead workshops, Dancefest, Literacy and Numeracy week and English speech competitions. Warwick students are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of teachers who are always willing to go the extra mile for their students to enrich their learning experiences.
Term 3 has also been a time to look toward the future for our students in Year 8 and 9 as they have been given the opportunity to select their option and specialist subjects for 2020. This process was completed via Subject Selection Online and the feedback from our school community was very positive. Students and families enjoyed the ability to discuss the subject selection process at a time that was convenient to them and complete the process with all of the information needed easily accessible. As always though, we were only a phone call away for anyone who experienced an issue.
Mrs Lena Durbridge and students from Greenwood Primary School during Science Week.
Mr Graham Johnson (HOLA) and a student from East Hamersley Primary School during Science Week.
Primary School Visits and Transition
This term we have had quite a lot of interaction with our local Primary Schools. We really value our relationships with our Primary counterparts as it allows us to help students transition smoothly from the primary to secondary school setting. We welcomed year 5 students for visits during Science week to visit the Science Fair and for a more recent visit to work with the Bee Bots as part of a STEAM challenge.
The beginning of the formal transition process for enrolled Year 6 students took place on the 16th of September. All of our enrolled Year 7 2020 students were invited to attend the day. Students had the opportunity to get a taste of some of the subjects and facilities available here at Warwick by participating in Media, Home Economics and Physical Education classes. Students also participated in a range of getting to know you games and ice breakers so that they could begin to establish friendships with their new peers. The Year 6 students also had the opportunity to form relationships with a group of amazing year 10 students who mentored them throughout the day. I would like to thank Ms Miller for her efforts organising the event and all of the Warwick SHS staff that participated. We are also very grateful to the Glendale Primary School P&C for providing a cake stall for the students at their recess break. It was very popular with the students and Warwick SHS staff.
Our next formal transition event will be the Orientation day on the 26th of November. This will be followed by an Information evening for Parents. We are looking forward to seeing our future students and families at these events.
If you have any questions regarding enrolment of Year 7 students, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I would be happy to have a chat at any time.