Secondary Coordinator's Blog
News, views and information from Leigh Rothe, the MAS Secondary Coordinator
- develop their knowledge of the sharemarket
- learn how to research companies
- discover the importance of wise investment decisions
- begin to learn more about investing which is beneficial for their future
- Students will be required to use appropriate grammar instead of texting language
- Edmodo does not allow private student-to-student messaging- the site will be used to discuss school-related content only
- No put-downs or sarcasm toward another’s ideas. All school rules and consequences related to harassment apply
A big thank you to the families who came to the SACE evening last Wednesday. A lot of staff effort went into preparing for it, and it was rewarding to see you all there.
The next step is to begin the subject counselling process. Letters have gone home for families with students heading into years 11 and 12 next year.
Please respond with preferred appointment times so that we can organise counselling sessions next Tuesday and Wednesday.
The subject selection handbook will be sent home with students for you to help with this process.
I encourage you to look through this and check out the variety of courses available at MAS. Other year levels will follow shortly after.
This Tuesday, August 14, we had a visit from Keith Payne, a recipient of the Victoria Cross for his service in Vietnam. Keith gave an interesting presentation on responsibility and the things that individuals are responsible for. It was a thought provoking session and judging by the questions asked, our students enjoyed it.
As part of our subject counselling process for students enrolling in SACE stages 1 and 2 in 2013 we will be conducting a SACE information evening on Wednesday 8th August at 7pm, in the Maitland Community Library.The purpose of this evening is to provide information about the structure and requirements of SACE and to provide some initial counselling about subject availability, subject pathways and post school options, and vocational pathways.Staff will be on hand to give out information and to answer questions as they arise. We will follow up enquiries with the SACE Board and Tertiary Institutions if necessary.Families in Years 8 and 9 are also invited to attend to see what our senior students are able to achieve at Maitland Area school. I look forward to seeing you there.
Things are starting to get busy for our secondary students, with exams for some senior students only four weeks away. It is a timely reminder of the efforts required for achieving the best you can while at school.
It has been decided this year that we will be combining our traditional Year 8 and 9 camps. This will allow us to continue to maximise opportunities for our students and provide a more productive camp environment. This year we will be attending the Police Blue Light camp at Errappa, Iron Knob, where students will have the chance to build teamwork and self confidence. Next year we will still be going to Canberra so that everyone will still have the opportunity to experience both camps.
Twenty-five MAS students visited the Convention centre last week and attended the 2012 Tertiary Studies and Career Expo.The students found the day useful and received valuable information on career paths and university options.