Welcome to Term 2.
I hope all families had a restful, Holy Easter. It has been lovely to see our Hennessy students return in winter uniform and with smiles!
I would like to welcome some new teaching staff to our community:
Mr Luke Miller: former Assistant Principal and Director of Mission Trinity Catholic College Lismore will be replacing Dean Faught as a HSIE teacher he will also be teaching RE and acting as Director of Students for term 2. He is highly experienced and will be an asset to our school. He is moving to Boorowa with his Wife and 4 children to be closer to family.
Mr Warren Bell- will be joining us replacing Naomi Elliott in HSIE and English. Warren has been working in Cootamundra at Cootamundra High for the last 12 months and has come from a banking background.
Ms Kelly Byrne who is a familiar face at Hennessy will be joining us 3 days per week this term covering PDHPE for Jessica McInerney whilst she is on maternity leave.
Mr Peter Carroll has joined the staff as a relief teacher for the first 4 weeks of the term. Peter comes to us from WA where he had a 35 + year career as a school leader and Physics teacher.
We are currently recruiting a full time relief teacher to the College for the remainder of the year. This will support staff and students as the successful candidate will be a full time addition to our staff ensuring continuity for students and the wider teaching program. This is the first time a position of this nature has been offered in the Archdiocese.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to several new families and their children who have joined the Hennessy Community this term. We are blessed to have 4 new students joining us.
I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to Mr Major Mitchell and all Hennessy staff who coordinated our very moving ANZAC service on Tuesday.
The Debutante Ball is fast approaching and it is shaping up to be a spectacular evening. On behalf of the Community Council, I would like to thank the parents and staff involved and the organising committee for making this event happen for our Year 11’s.
Next week we celebrate Catholic Schools week in the Archdiocese and Hennessy is proud to be participating in a joint Mass next Friday with St Mary’s to celebrate Catholic Education in the western region.
I am proud to be hosting the Western Region Principals and Catholic Education staff at Hennessy next week. At this meeting, the principals discuss strategic issues for our schools. A priority focus for this meeting is ensuring we manage principal wellbeing to enable us to continue to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our region to all students.
National Principals day 1st May. I came across this you tube clip about principal wellbeing and thought you might be interested. https://youtu.be/pMkTrRaXVUo
Good wishes for the week ahead
WELCOME TO TERM 2
Welcome back to all students and their families and we also welcome a number of new students to Year 8, 9 and 10:
Year 8 - Oscar Cranny
Year 9 - Selina Li and Dallas Dawes
Year 10 – Laura Casey
We also welcome two new staff: Mr Luke Miller (HSIE/RE and Acting Director of Students) and Mr Warren Bell (English/HSIE).
AFTERNOON STUDY CHANGES
From Term 2 onwards afternoon study will be held from 3.30-4.30 only. There will be no study week 1 term 2 or the last Thursday of term. Study will commence next week.
YEAR 12 ONLY PARENT/STUDENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Save the date – this will be on Thursday 23rd May from 3.30-6.30pm. Semester 1 reports will have been sent home by then and this will be the last chance for Year 12 students and parents to get feedback in this format. Bookings have been opened today.
The website is: www.schoolinterviews.com.au
The event code: fza6b
Years 7 and 9 will be undertaking NAPLAN in week 3 – all students should have the Lockdown browser installed but if for any reason they do not have this they need to see Mr Robinson urgently.
They also need earphones and a full charged device each day.
If there are any concerns about NAPLAN contact Mr Andrew Fouracre (Director of Studies) at Andrew.email@example.com
ASSESSMENT AND LEARNING HANDBOOKS
These are available on the College website and Hennessy Student Drive under Assessment and Forms.
It is vital all students are aware of policies relating to assessment. This especially relates to:
- Procedures when absent
- Penalties for not following the correct procedure.
Students not following the correct procedures may find that they have incurred a penalty of the loss of all marks for a task or a Warning Letter. These have been posted to Compass several times as well as listed on classroom House pages. If in any doubt, students should always see their class teacher first and before tasks are due to ensure they are aware of what is permissible. However, I must approve all extensions, Illness/Misadventure applications and Appeals. The protocols and procedures are to ensure equity for all students.
SHARON HIBBERT | Assistant Principal - Teaching and Learning
Year 12 Parent/Teacher/Student interviews will be held on the 23rd May from 3.30pm – 6.30pm.
Interviews are strictly 5 minutes and spaces are limited. If you require more time with a particular teacher, please arrange a separate meeting by telephoning the school on 63821486.
Go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the code fza6b
- Enter your details
- Select the teachers you wish to see
- Select the appointment times that suit your family best
When you click FINISH your selected bookings will be emailed to you immediately. If you not receive your email, please check your junk-mail, or enter the event code again and check your email address spelling. Update your details if email address if incorrect.
DO NOT DELETE the email you receive. Keep it somewhere safe. You may need to refer back to it at a later date.
REMEMBER TO ADD YOUR APPOINTMENTS TO YOUR CALENDAR - reminders will not be sent home.
Bookings must be finalised by 22nd May at 4pm.
If you need to view, cancel, change or print your bookings:
- Click on the link in the confirmation email you received after you made your bookings
- OR return to schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the code and the email address you used when making your bookings.
"Applying to Uni" - applications are now open for many universities and UAC. Find out how you can help your child and learn more about the process. All parents and students welcome especially yr 11 and yr 12
Wednesday 8th may 6 until 7pm in room E1
BBQ & Cake Stall
Location: IGA Young
Saturday 18th May - 8am - 1:30pm
Students are raising funds for building supplies to build houses in Cambodia as well as donations to a local orphanage.
Costs: sausages $2.50
Bacon and egg rolls $5
Assorted cakes and slices from $2
On the day, students will have raffle tickets, 100 club and a wood raffle.
Please come along and support such a great cause.