Welcome back to Term 2

Welcome back to Term 2

Term 2 begins, plus events and activities around the campus Term 1

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Welcome back to Term 2!

While I acknowledge that many families continued to be impacted by COVID during the term break, I hope that everyone was able to enjoy a time of rest at some point. 

After two years of online meetings, it is wonderful to mention a face-to-face event! Earlier this week, the High School conducted Learning Conversations with real people in the same room! Many of our High School teachers commented on how much they had missed the opportunity to hold discussions with parents and caregivers in person, and how much more natural this method of communication is, compared with phone calls and Zoom meetings. I trust parents found this a welcome change as well, and we are certainly praying that this becomes the normal mode of human interaction again. While I am certain that these conversations were useful for those who could attend, I would encourage all parents and caregivers to contact teachers as needed throughout the year. Please do not wait for an official occasion such as this to discuss important matters of learning.

around the campusIndustry Expo – Careers Ahead!

Combined with our Learning Conversations was our Industry Expo. We had representatives from various industries and tertiary providers available to speak with our High School students and parents/caregivers about future pathways. This provided students with an opportunity to explore pathway options and to gather some of the materials that they need to make informed future decisions. We hope that this will become an annual joint-event at Cedar College, allowing convenient access to relevant pathway information while also discussing student learning with Cedar College staff.

NAPLAN in Progress

Most of our Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will have completed a week of NAPLAN assessments when you are reading this edition of the newsletter. NAPLAN always seems to find a place of great importance within the media during this time, and this can sometimes result in students experiencing some NAPLAN-induced stress and anxiety. If you have a 2022 NAPLAN student living in your household this weekend, a relaxing Friday night ice-cream, bowl of popcorn, or other desired end-of-the-week treat, might provide them with some welcome relief!

We look forward to working with you all throughout Term 2.


Mr Tim Maddern, Director of Teaching, Learning and Innovation