After an unusual start to 2020, Term 3 has seen us return mostly to normality at school and it’s great to see our students embrace learning. Our staff have enjoyed greeting the students as they enter the school in the morning and our cleaning staff have been working hard to keep the school clean and safe.
We are currently reviewing our uniforms pieces and we welcome as much community input as possible to help us with these important decisions. If you haven’t already done so, please do reply to our survey regarding uniform choices which you can find here:
Our Whole School Athletics Carnival was held on 21 August, and it proved to be an enjoyable day. It was great to see our students getting involved in the events and demonstrating good sportsmanship. Thank you to the parents and guardians who were able to attend on the day. Red Faction Freeman were the champions on the day, taking the win! Thank you to Mr Squires and the Physical Education team for creating such a fantastic event for students, staff and families to enjoy.
Cecil Andrews College, in partnership with the WA Museum, hosted the Famelabs Final on Wednesday 19 August in our Performing Arts Centre. This event was live streamed to other schools throughout Western Australia. Our competing Year 9 students were challenged with communicating a STEM topic of their choosing, to their peers in three minutes. Our students showed excellent leadership and skills collaborating together and proved to be wonderful hosts to the students visiting from other schools and I am very proud of them! This was a very successful event and my thanks go to Ms Underhill, Ms Helen Cockerill and all the students who worked so hard to bring this event together. Well done to everyone involved!
This week, Mr Dimech and I visited South Metro TAFE for a graduation of the first group of students who had successfully completed the Certificate II in Autonomous Operations. This was an exciting venture of the last 2 years, as 3 students including Tylah Pearce, Jasmine Davies and Zara Lewis have grown along with the course and are officially on their pathway to employment with Rio Tinto. There are some great opportunities available to ALL students, and it is recommended that students explore and consider these throughout their school journey.
Our annual Anniversary Assembly will be held on Thursday 22 October at 9.40am. This is an extra special anniversary for the College, as we celebrate 40 years of Cecil Andrews College, and I invite any parents and guardians who would like to attend, to come along and join us.
Some important dates for our Year 12’s:
- The last day of school for 2020 for our Year 12’s will be Friday 23 October.
- Our traditional breakfast to celebrate our Year 12’s and say farewell will be also be held on Friday 23 October.
- The Year 12 Presentation Night will be held on Tuesday 27 October at the Champion Lakes Christian Church. Invitations will be sent to all Year 12 student’s families this week. Please RSVP by 16 October 2020 with how many guests will be attending.
The last day of Term 3 for students is Thursday 24 September.
There are Staff Development Days on Friday 25 September and also on Monday 12 October. Students don’t attend school on these two days.
School will resume for Term 4 on Tuesday 13 October 2020.
I wish you all an enjoyable school holiday break. Look after yourselves and your families.
We look forward to welcoming students back, well rested and ready for a great start to Term 4!