Welcome back to Semester Two! I hope all our families had a good three weeks break. I have been here during the break, seeing and supporting the amazing work taking place in the Houses. I still cannot believe what was achieved in only three weeks. They are almost finished, and Carana and Timae look amazing, so I am sure Aletheans must be excited about what is going to be happening later in the year.
We start Semester Two with a few changes for study programs. Some students have a change in electives, plus would have had some great feedback from teachers at the Reporting Day and in SEQTA comments. In our first assembly for the year, I talked to the students about this being a great halfway point to assess goals, review goal setting with your Homeroom teachers, and find focus for Semester Two. This could be as diverse as a focus on excellence, on goals, on class work, friendships, and final results at the end of the year.
The Year 12s have returned focused and ready for their final weeks of schooling. In assembly, I thanked the Year 12 students for their leadership of our school. Sometimes at this stage it can feel like you have been at school for ever, our senior students have been racing toward the finish line for so long and now it is almost here. My hope for them is to keep strong, and keep focused on their goals. We have shared a lot together and are here with all our students, and with our Year 12 cohort as they focus on the finishing line and we run the final part of this race together.
Dr Liz Criddle
Deputy Head of School