From the Assistant Principal
Important dates for Term 3
- 4 August: CEO ER Parent Forums
- 8 August: Feast of Mary MacKillop
- 7-14 September: Year 11 Assessment Block
- 18 September: Term 3 concludes
Learning how to give and receive feedback is an essential lifelong skill for everyone to develop. Students and teachers rely on feedback for clear, transparent lines of communication that allow students to know where they are with their learning and where to go next. This term teaching and learning coordinators and Mr Carragher have been working with student focus groups to hear their thoughts on feedback at Bethany, and how we can best support their learning through effective feedback. We will take that feedback and endeavour to tailor our feedback to their needs and to what research regards as best practice. We want them all to be independent learners; to take responsibility for their learning, but in order for them to do that they need to have a clear understanding of where they are now, where they need to go and how to get there. Our aim is to make each student’s learning ‘visible’.
ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers and teachers. It was created by the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, ThinkUKnow Australia has been developed by AFP, Microsoft Australia, Datacom and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, supported by the New South Wales Police Force, Northern Territory Police, Queensland Police Service, South Australia Police, Tasmania Police, Western Australia Police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia. It provides excellent and up to date information and advice including factsheets explaining social media and sharing sites such as instagram, snapchat and KiK. It also provides ways parents can limit their child’s access to such sites if there is an issue. I would encourage parents to take the time to explore the site: http://thinkuknow.org.au