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My Name is Geoff MacNicol and I am the Year 7 Co-ordinator for 2018. I have taught in several schools in the Kimberley and also have been a teacher and Deputy Principal at Merriwa PS. I have a passion for education and Clarkson CHS.
Two of my daughters graduated from Clarkson CHS and I have been a previous president of the school council so I have seen both sides of the fence. I am primary trained and understand the needs and complexities of students transitioning from the primary school environment.
Working together with parents, my aim is to make this transition a smooth and successful one for all students.
Please contact me should you have any questions about your child/children enrolling in CCHS in 2018.
The latest Clarkson Year 7 Transition Prospectus is now available to download for prospective parents.
This document outlines everything a new student to Clarkson would need to know, including information on pastoral care, learning ideology, facilities, technology and school life in general
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By Justine McNaught-Conroy
Context specific: distinctive schools (Classroom First Strategy 2007) clearly states the expectation of secondary and primary schools to develop collegiate partnerships. It is expected that ‘our secondary schools work cooperatively with their cluster of feeder primary schools so students in a local community have a seamless transition from the beginning of their primary schooling to the end of their secondary schooling.’ This is a challenge that Clarkson Community High School has always been committed to, however in preparing for the dual intake of Year 7 and 8 students in 2015 to our school, we are obliged to ensure that these students and their families are welcomed in to a supportive and caring learning community. It is fundamentally important that students are invited by our school to flourish and lead happy and fulfilled lives.
At Clarkson Community High School we are committed to providing an inclusive school environment that is safe, engaging and supportive for our students. Developing student engagement, resiliency and academic inquiry is the focus of our Invitational Education philosophy and the driving influence in all areas of school improvement for 2015. Our Invitational Education philosophy ensures that People, Programs, Policies, Procedures and Places in a school are all being considered when we are developing programs for the whole child. In 2014 we developed a strong focus on data collection and analysis to ensure that our programs and procedures are value-adding for all students at Clarkson. In
2015 we will continue this successful data emphasis, but also will improve our school’s physical environment to welcome and engage our transition Year 7 and 8 students and to value-add in other areas of each child's development.