What content have you been consuming at the moment? (book, podcast, Netflix series)
I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’ve also been enjoying watching Daredevil on Disney + and will begin Hawkeye shortly! In addition to this I love my podcasts and have been enjoying the Hamish and Andy podcast since it began!
Whats the best piece of advice ever received?
The best piece of advice I have ever received is that mistakes can be a great opportunity to grow and learn. Something I never understood until I started teaching.
I am hopeful that the recent school holidays were a time of rest and renewal for all students and staff after a very busy first term and we are all looking forward to the opportunities that Term 2 will bring. I remain very thankful to all who have continued to follow the health guidelines and COVID-safe protocols at school. It continues to be a challenging time as we face ongoing student and staff absences.
Year 10 Geography students, as part of their study of Environmental Change and Management visited Willum Warrain this week.
Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association is a gathering place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people on the Mornington Peninsula. The purpose of the excursion was to gain an understanding towards Indigenous perspectives of how environmental changes have impacted their way of life and how we can work together to manage those changes.
Students were able to spend some time with the captivating leaders at Willum Warrain learning about the histories and geographies of our environment.
In late February, the Year 10 Legal Studies class ‘The Legal Eagles’ had a blast into the past! We were lucky enough to visit and get a tour to the Melbourne watch-house, the Old Melbourne Gaol, as well as the Old Magistrates Court. These buildings are steeped in the historical development of legal processes and we were privileged to step into the rich history of Victorian law.
Most parents know that reading is extremely beneficial to young people, but what if your child finds reading difficult or doesn’t enjoy it? Audiobooks may be the answer! Audiobooks enable students to listen to their chosen book read aloud by a fluent reader, and research shows that the combination of listening to a book being read aloud whilst reading along helps improve reading stamina and increases reading motivation (Larson, 2015).
I’m sure many of us have been in a situation where we have ‘only been a few minutes late’ and if this is a rare occurrence then it probably doesn’t matter that much. However it becomes a significant problem when it occurs regularly. Often a couple of minutes late then becomes 10 minutes late and the problem can quickly get out of hand. We know that a leading cause of school refusal is the inability to establish set routines and be consistently punctual. The diagram below shows just how significant the problem can become for some students.
John Paul College has been conducting Mission Action Day since 2011. The day was established to draw together all fundraising efforts of the college into one distinct day and to consolidate awareness campaigns on issues of social justice embedded in Catholic Social Teaching. Amongst the food, carnival games and other stalls, an important element of the day is the sponsored activities. These aim to foster altruism in our students whereby they give without getting anything in return.
Year 9 Digital Technology students were asked to create a website and a gender-neutral toy for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2022.
This required researching a woman in history who had an impact on Science, Math’s or Technology, building a site using either Adobe Dreamweaver or Express and designing and making a toy using a Microbit.
The College was then invited to a Treasure Hunt where there were 100 keys around the school with a code to our Microsoft Team space that contained the sites we built.
On Tuesday the 8th of March John Paul College celebrated International Womens Day. This day is recognised globally and celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity and rally for women's equality.
The theme for International Women's Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. The linked video has been put together by different members of our College community who have committed to breaking the bias and forming a gender equal world. 💜
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