As our new kindergarten students have almost completed their first term of college, I wanted to give a progress update in regards to their tennis training. We have had a great start to the year with all students being given their own new racquets and everyone really excited to play each … [Read more...] about Kindies at Tennis 2018
I am very interested in the personal development of our students. A critical point in the evolution of a student is the development of what is known as moral/ethical development. This development is broadly defined as the process by which a young adult matures and evolves his or her moral … [Read more...] about Young Adults and Ethical Development
It's been a while since sharing my thoughts about youth engagement in football. Recently I came across an interesting podcast, explaining the approach of a small nation rising to the top of the international football stage. It's always interesting hearing about approaches that work. I hope you … [Read more...] about Has Belgium discovered the secret to international football success?
Being a sports college the CCSC has a unique set of problems surrounding mental heath. Currently some Stage 5 students are working on meditation and mindfulness in order to help them cope with the stresses that come with a full time sports and academic program. Helen has been working hard with … [Read more...] about Mental Health at CCSC
It has been a busy start to the year with the launch of both our Precollege Programs and the inaugural CCSC Pre Kindy Club. Peta and I have been working hard to provide our local precolleges with a variety of programs, both at their centres and on our campus. Delivering these programs has not only … [Read more...] about Out in the Community
This term, students in Stage 4 have been developing their skills in computer-aided design (CAD). To think and act like a designer they have been working on evaluating existing products to figure out how something goes from just being a product to something iconic such as the Volkswagen Beetle or the … [Read more...] about Tinkering and Making in Stage 4 Technology
I know that I am lucky to have such inspirational men and women to have called my grandparents. They grew up in 'simpler times', although in many ways, compared with today, they were not simple at all. They lived through wars and raised huge families (my mum is one of ten children!). My grandparents … [Read more...] about What Will Your Grandchildren Think of You?
I would like to thank CCSC for inviting us to participate in the World's Greatest Shave. It was a very special day for us. It was the sixth anniversary of Michael's, my husband and Simone's father, bone marrow transplant. Michael had Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CCL). A donor was found for … [Read more...] about An Open Letter of Loss and Contribution
What a privilege it is for me to work across the K - 6 primary classes and fulfil my passion of supporting young people as they develop a lifelong love of learning. Each day I spend time in classrooms with all primary groups and get to be a part of Maths, English and Projects sessions. I … [Read more...] about Creative, Collaborative and Critical Thinking Classrooms
In Week 7 a small group of our Stage 4 students attended an excursion to The Lounge Room in Gosford. There were plenty of groans when they heard it was a poetry excursion… however by the end of the day I can proudly say they were blown away! The full day excursion gave students the opportunity to … [Read more...] about Poetic Passion