Deputy Principal's Report

Term 3 is underway!

The Awards Assembly last week was a fitting celebration witnessed by our students who were impressive in their uniforms. There were peers from Years 7 to 10 acclaimed for their academic performances over the entirety of Semester One and a splash of theatre during the Assembly with Paris Biggs (a former Rosebudian and lead role in the College Musical, Beauty and the Beast) singing to the audience. Paris is keen on a career in the Performing Arts. On last Wednesday’s performance it would seem a pathway well chosen!

During the Assembly Mr Helisma, our Pastoral Care Co-ordinator, interviewed two Year 10 students on their experience and protocols of sitting Semester One Exams. Both Edward Brownlee and Gemma Couacaud gave their younger peers an insight into what is ahead of them in regard to the rigour of exam testing. There were many students listening to the wisdom from two senior peers.

The Awards Presentation without doubt was an excellent Assembly. The students were prepared; there was an expectation of celebration and the significance of the event was witnessed by family, staff and peers. There is also another factor that enforced the success of the affirmation given to students in their academic and extra-curricular achievements. Mr Shane Trembath, the Campus Curriculum Co-ordinator, is serious about teaching and learning. Shane raises the bar of expectation and does so by walking side by side with students and staff, therefore students witness his passion for quality teaching and learning as well as his belief in high standards. The Awards Assembly mirrored Padua’s Vision and Mission, ‘Students will be inspired with a love of learning and acknowledged for their effort and achievement.’

Congratulations Hayden Flynn

A hearty congratulations to Hayden Flynn (Year 10 McAuley) on his selection by the Committee of the Crimson Education Delegation for the Ivy League and Yale Model United Nations Conference in America for 2018. (Please read more in the Student Achievement page of the Paduan)

Each week I endeavour to email Years 7-10 students with a message about a message. One of the messages in Week One of this term was of the picture in today’s report.  Students were asked to make reaching the top of the hill this term the theme of their challenges and the view from the hill, their successes. 7-10 were told of the Scott Reardon Story and his personal challenge to climb to the top of the hill. As of Wednesday 19 July, Scott holds the double - 100m Paralympian Gold Medallist and another Gold medal in the 100m World Championships. Scott is the fastest Paralympian on the planet. After losing a leg in a farm accident when a school student Scott’s hill has been a mountain, making the view all the more impressive and scenic.  The term has begun well at Padua Rosebud. Our students have been kind and considerate in welcoming new students to Padua Rosebud, which emphasises Pope Francis’ call for us to ‘seize the day and be authentic in our service to others.’

Welcome back!