Our Year 7 cohort have been enjoying embarking on their new adventure of high school, and in PDHPE they have been exploring their own identity, ways to make friends and getting to know each other. Students will be exploring Dragon Boating racing soon to try something new and build teamwork skills.
The students in 7A are creating their own thumbprint on a balloon with information about themselves as they launch off into their new adventure!
St Paul's welcomed back students into our new Learning Hub indoor and outdoor learning spaces. With modern and exciting study areas - including small tutorial rooms and our library, this new space has been a great success! It certainly has been a haven for students during breaks on our recent hot days.
The College Board and Community wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Commonwealth Government in proving a grant towards the cost of this new building.
St Paul's College warmly welcomed family and friends to the induction of our 2020 College Captains, Sports Captain, School Representative Council President and Vice President and the Year 12 cohort. We wish them all the best in their roles next year.
St Paul's College students during school holidays, 14 students, 3 ex-students and 4 staff participated in a two week cultural and spiritual experience through immersion and service in rural Cambodia.
This was both encouraging for the Cambodian communities visited, where one person thanked us bringing them hope by visiting, and for our students to see the amazing work God is doing through his people in development and empowerment at the local level.
Our College is committed to immersing our students to a wide world or cultural and learning experience - providing them a wonderful opportunity to serve other communities.
t Paul's Year 9 students attended their first Rite Journey Camp, held at Warrambui Camp located outside Canberra.
Some of the activities students engaged in were included - Team Survivor Challenge, visit to Wee Jasper and hike along the Hume and Hovell Track, Mountain Bike Riding and the Australian War Memorial. Thursday afternoon was perhaps one of the biggest challenges for many - the Solo, which was a 4 hour activity of personal reflection.
Words that students identified throughout the week were : challenge, teamwork, communication, initiative, relationship, fear, friends, fun, opportunity, respect, confidence, resilience, fatigue, optimism, happiness, out of comfort zone, sore body, kindness, listening skills, thoughtfulness, helpfulness.
St Paul's College students have begun the process of researching undergraduate degrees, institutions, and entry requirements for their university applications.
This term, our senior students will be busy attending the many local experience days and careers expos. So far, interested students have attended the Albury Wodonga Health Expo and the Wodonga TAFE Experience Days, the LaTrobe Experience Clever Day, Taste of TAFE NSW, the Albury Wodonga Careers Expo, and, the CSU Wagga Wagga Explore Day. These days are part of our preparation to launch our students into their chosen career - providing them all with a hands on experience, the opportunity to gain as much knowledge as possible, and to meet experts or current students in these fields.
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.