Principal’s Message Term 1 Week 8 17th March 2017

This week’s assembly saw a wonderful display of leadership from our Student Representatives, as they spoke about two of our 2017 College Goals. Below are extracts from their presentations.

Teaching and Learning
At the last assembly, the leadership team announced the first two of our four College goals; Catholic Ethos and Unity. Today, we are here to talk to you about Teaching and Learning which is the third goal and a key aspect of our College environment. Now this may seem quite apparent to many, because at a school learning takes place. However, it is important for us to talk about the learning environment that we are offered here at St Joseph’s Regional College, and what we can do to help each person become the best version of themselves.

Teaching and Learning is fundamental to any school, with the relationship between teachers and students crucial in enabling success. To ensure this relationship is at its greatest potential, Mr Smith over the last few weeks has encouraged all of us to be more like ‘Mike’. ‘Mike’, who is a guy full of positivity and attentiveness in the classroom is what we should be striving to emulate. As teaching and learning go hand in hand, we need to meet our teachers halfway by putting in the effort to learn. Being present in a classroom is only half the story. If we are not properly motivated and engaged to learn, we will not succeed. By being like Mike all of us can be more engaged in the classroom and with our teachers, giving us a greater opportunity to learn in a classroom environment that will help us reach our best and see us achieve our goals in the future.

Therefore, as a College community we must strive to work in partnership with our parents, teachers and friends to create a positive learning environment. Learning in essence, is growing and making ourselves stronger people and thus, we will all benefit from a strong learning environment. Learning is not always easy or fun, but it is essential for us to grow as people in society.

Alexander Ross
College Captain

Students were asked the following questions. Their comments were captured on video and presented at Wednesday’s assembly by senior leaders Emily Camilleri and Joel Dunstan. Below is a snapshot of some of the comments. I invite you to view the video in its entirety by clicking on the following link.

Jim Dempsey
College Principal