What holiday homework should students be doing? I think it’s fair to put away the study books for the holidays (although not completely for our HSC students). However, please encourage your children to read, read and read some more.
Looking for Christmas presents? Give a book. We want to encourage enjoyment of and confidence in reading. Take your child to a good bookstore and ask for recommendations that meet their reading level and interests. If every child at this school returned from the Christmas holidays having read at least two books, that would be a wonderful outcome and the best “homework” we could expect.
Stage 4 and 5 Awards
In week 9 and 10 of this term we held our annual Stage 4 and 5 Award Ceremonies. Both occasions were marked with a sense of formality and respectful celebration - honouring the efforts of our hard-working students. Once again, congratulations to all our students for fully engaging with their learning throughout the year.
I would like to publicly thank the staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure all of our 2019 Gilroy award celebrations were superbly organised. I know many parents would agree that our ceremonies leave our students with memories (and, at times, certificates and trophies) that will last a lifetime.
A special thank you to: Mrs Debra Andrews, Mrs Rebecca Dawes and Ms Nicole Geha!
I would like to extend my thanks to the many parents who regularly contribute their time, energy and resources to the various events that occur throughout the year. Your support is invaluable. Thank you to every family who entrusts their child to our care. I wish for you and your family the peace and joy the Christmas period, and that you return to the College ready for a new year of learning in 2020.
2020 Start Dates
Tuesday 28th January - Staff Professional Learning day. No student attendance.
Wednesday 29th January - First day of school for Year 7.
Thursday 30th January - All year groups return 7-12.
Thank you for your support in 2019 and best wishes for a beautiful break.
I look forward to seeing you in 2020 when we return.
Mr Jaie Skinner
Gilroy Catholic College