St Paul's College community came together on Saturday night, to celebrate our annual Debutante Ball. Eighteen debutantes and partners were presented to Mr Paul and Mrs Elizabeth Lowe - in great style!
Our Debutante Ball is an opportunity for our students to enjoy the simple pleasures in life of family, fun and friendship. It is an important step in their lives, and we hope they treasure their memories.
St Paul's Lutheran Primary School, Henty visited the College for Term 1 Partnership Day! This is a great opportunity for our partner primary school to expand their curriculum using the College resources and staff. The students enjoyed Spanish, Science and Community Garden.
Our new Year 7 class has hit the ground running launching themselves in our innovative LaunchEd program. LaunchEd is a cross curricular subject that involves English, History and Geography. Integration of these subjects only takes place where there are relevant and obvious connections across these learning areas. It is how we choose to implement the curriculum that gives LaunchEd the unique opportunity to develop independent learners that gives them a flexible place to learn.
LaunchEd has a strong emphasis on 21st century skills such as independence, collaboration, peers and self-reflection and technology. Students work with every student and this enriches their social skills and confidence in presentation skills / public speaking. This program is also beneficial to our teachers, as it is team taught, allowing our staff to work together and learn from each other.
Our Year 7 students are enjoying LaunchEd, and are navigating their way around using their devices and the various learning platforms.
It has been a busy start to the year at St Paul's for our Year 10 - 12 students in regard to future career opportunities!
Recently CSU ambassadors visited the school to present information to our Year 12 cohort about the pathways, courses and opportunities the university offers. This was an important opportunity for our Year 12 students to start thinking about their post-school options.
Mr Bruce Walpole from Walpole Surveying met with our senior years to discuss career pathways and options in Surveying. Following a demonstration of the surveying instruments, Mr Walpole challenged the group to guess the exact distance between two points in the schoolyard. Well done to Kealy Steeper whose guess was within 30cm of the exact distance!
Coming up this term we also have a Careers visit to the Defence Expo.
The Rite Journey an innovative program for all Year 9 students at St Paul’s College. It combines elements from our Personal Development, Health and Physical and Christian Studies courses as well as the values and ethos of being a Lutheran school. The program has been created to complement the roles of parents and caregivers in guiding the students into young adulthood.
Within the program, the students move through 7 steps: The Calling, The Departure, The Following, The Challenges, The Abyss, The Return and The Homecoming. We look forward to another year of growth with our students.
St Paul's College Year 11 and 12 Drama class started off the year with an excursion to Sydney to see OnStage at the Seymour Centre. OnStage is a presentation and exhibition of group and individual performances and projects by the previous year's HSC Drama students. Within the HSC course, students are able to explore theatre and drama through many areas such as costume, set design, lighting, directing and researching. For our students it represents an invaluable chance to see first hand what constitutes excellence in HSC Drama.
While visiting NIDA, the students participated in a drama workshop lead by professional actors. The workshop gave students a unique opportunity to use the theatre space and learn new skills. The 2019 Drama excursion to Sydney was a fantastic opportunity gain new skills and experience live theatre at its best!