Dear Delany Community,
Although Christmas is around the corner, I remind all students to resist the urge to lose focus on learning but make the most of all opportunities. Our thoughts and prayers go to our Year 12 cohort as they sit their HSC exams. We understand the pressures they would be feeling but also assure them they can only do their best and they will be rewarded accordingly.
We welcome the following members of staff to the College this term:
Mr Michael Thompson, Attendance Support Officer
Ms Gabrielle Chidiac, English Teacher
We farewell Ms Sharon McManus, Pedagogical Leader, who has been seconded to the CEDP as Teacher Educator Literacy. Mrs Marie Greenberry will assume the role of Communication leader until the end of the year.
We are excited about the new basketball programme which commenced this term. The West Sydney Basketball Club have players leading a basketball programme at Delany every Tuesday. They will not only focus on the fine skills of the sport but develop skills in fitness, team work and goal setting. The programme will culminate in a day outing at Auburn Basketball centre on Thursday, 5 December.
Our Literacy goal this term is developing and enhancing writing skills. Our teachers and leaders are in the process of creating a plan forward which will involve conducting regular assessment and intervention to lift writing results. I would recommend that parents support this venture at home by giving opportunities for your child to write on any subject appropriate and relevant to them.
Mr Robert Muscat