1 APRIL 2022 CAREERS EXPO
8 APRIL 2022 LAST DAY OF TERM 1
On Thursday the 21st of October it was my privilege to speak to the graduating students of 2021 at our Year 12 graduation ceremony. We are immensely proud of this group and the way that they have coped with the lockdowns and remote learning challenges of the past two years. We wish them well in their life beyond Springside West Secondary College.
Return to school for term four
It has been wonderful to have the full cohort of student gradually return to school during week four of term. We will be managing the return carefully over time and doing all that we can to ensure that the school and buildings are as COVID safe as possible within our capacity. As school operation restrictions change over time I will keep you posted via compass.
Contact with the school
We understand that this has been an immensely challenging time for everyone in the school community. It has also been a long and difficult year for the teaching and support staff of the school. When you contact the school there are certain minimum expectations that we insist upon for the health and well-being of our staff, students, parents, and guardians:
· When you phone the school understand that it is not possible for your inquiry to be dealt with immediately. We will work to resolve the matter you have raised as quickly as possible.
· If you are aggressive or abusive on the phone staff have been directed to politely end the phone call as soon as possible.
· If you attend the school without an appointment please do not assume that we will be able to attend to your inquiry on the spot. Phone the school beforehand and an appointment will be made with the relevant staff member to speak with you over the phone or at an onsite meeting if it is deemed absolutely necessary.
· Also note the current COVID 19 restrictions on parent attendance at the school. Where direct contact with the school can be avoided this should still be the approach.
We ask that you approach the school in a calm manner. Very often the matter being raised can be easily resolved or worked through, and we are committed to working with the community when issues arise. We are human and make mistakes from time to time, but overall our support of parents and students is very effective.
Student well-being day Monday the 1st of November
Monday the 1st of November- the day before cup day- will be a student well being day without onsite classes, although the school will be open for the VCE students to attend for their examinations. Staff have attended extended additional meetings and undertaken in lieu time to enable this to occur. Students should have a relaxing weekend to prepare for the challenges of returning to onsite learning full time from Wednesday the 3rd of November. For now the entire community should take a well-earned deep breath before resuming onsite learning as an entire school.
The resilience and dedication of our students with the support of the teachers, school staff and their families have brought the 2021 Year 12 graduates to the Year 12 Celebration day on 21 October .
Left: SWSC "When I Grow Up" day
A great effort!
Kiratjot Khamb - Year 8
Alicia Schouten - Year 9
Yehia Bassal - Year 9
Dusktin Sanchez - Year 9
Katelyn Nguyen - Year 9
Aleyna Aydinli - Year 10
Jeremiah Blango - Year 10
Yousuf Azad - Year 10
Gabrielle Pitpit - Year 10
Topic: Body Systems
Learning Intention: The respiratory system is responsible for breathing via the structures of the lung and transferring oxygen to cells via the circulatory system. Description: We are currently learning about Body Systems in Science. We were going through the Respiratory System and students expressed great interest in learning about how the system functions and how simple variables like exams or assessment induced stress, exercise can influence our respiratory system. Drawing on their content knowledge students were able to construct a fully functional model of lungs. These models are showing us how our lungs work! The balloon at the bottom works like your diaphragm—a strong muscle that expands and contracts to cause your lungs to fill with air and then empty out again. The movement of the balloon matches your breathing – when you breathe in, your lungs fill with air just like the balloon inside the bottle did. That is because the diaphragm expanded making room for air inside the lung. When you breathe out, your diaphragm contracts (or squeezes in) pushing all the air out of your lungs.
Monday - Friday 08:15AM - 04:15PM