There is a lot of energy and enthusiasm around the College this week. We have had the Year 9 camp, the Year 7s were at Wallaroo and today the Year 8 girls left for El Shaddai at Wellington on the River Murray.
We cannot underestimate the importance of camps and excursions as much learning takes place outside the classroom. Putting up your own tent, making your own bed and being outside your comfort zone builds resilience and independence. This was very much the message that Andrew Lines gave our parents and staff on Monday evening at our Parent Information Evening on our Rite Journey program.
This week, I have been reading Schooling for the Knowledge Era by David Warner. As a school in the 21st Century, we need to prepare our students for a life beyond school where some types of employment are yet to be created and we know that the mass manufacturing world is in decline.
AC Neilson Research, 1999
I am also keen for our young women to be self-aware, self-directed learners and self- managed. In this way they will be able to deal with the challenges that life presents in their relationships with others and in their careers.
I take this time to remind you that our College Open Day is on Sunday 3 March, 12-2pm. I invite you to share this event with other family and friends and to encourage them to pop in and see the College in action.