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Please note the new main switchboard telephone number for the school has changed.
Please use 08 6206 5000 from today.
In Week 4, our Year 7- 9 low literacy learners commence the WordFlyers programme to support their literacy development and their performance in May’s NAPLAN examination.
WordFlyers is a comprehensive online literacy program which brings students’ literacy skills up to standard in grammar, reading, comprehension, punctuation, vocabulary and writing.
The differentiated activities allow students to work at their ability, with a review level designed to bring struggling students up to standard.
By John Young, Principal. Published in Education Today magazine February 2019
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.’ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
I like to ponder the above quotation as I have thought learning should always be serious fun and so I asked an expert and here was his response -
‘The major notion of VISIBLE is to help make the invisible more visible. Yes learning is not often visible; yes 80% of what happens in a class a teacher does not see or hear; and much more – so how to resource schools to better understand these essential attributes. The Little Prince is so right – which is why we need to be concerned especially with the big hearts that most teachers have to truly make the difference.’ (Prof John Hattie, in correspondence, 2018)
John Hattie and Klaus Zierer’s, 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning: Teaching for Success (2018) provided a coherent vision to guide reform at Clarkson Community High School (CCHS). Visible Learning research provided a framework for school improvement. The understanding of school vision was a useful focus for the professional development, recruitment and selection of teachers in 2018.