City Observer Newsletter 25 July 2019

Last term we gave our Senior Students an opportunity to raise concerns, voice what they valued at CCPS and explore options on how we can improve to provide them with the best possible learning experience. It was a great opportunity for students to speak directly to Executive, and have input into the future strategic direction for CCPS. 76 out of 118 senior students responded to the survey. Given it was the last week of school, we can attribute some of the non-responses to absentees.  Overall, this was a really beneficial survey. We have a very clear understanding of how the students are currently feeling, what they value and direct feedback on how we can improve. Some of the feedback can only be addressed over time, however there are key areas we can look at going forward to ensure CCPS continually improves, and always strives for excellence. These include: Review our co-curricular activities to determine opportunities for more sporting options Consider a joint elective program for Year 7 to 10 for Technology and Performing Arts Review Tuck Shop menu in line with our annual menu survey. CCPS is a member of the Healthy Schools Program and as such certain food and drink can’t be sold. Review our learning support programs Review behavioural management strategies and the implementation of these programs A one-on-one meeting with Year 10’s to discuss the future look of the school once it is prepared – include them in the conversations about the future of CCPS Hold an assembly with all senior students to discuss our action plan and the outcomes to the above reviews Implement annual surveys which ask students similar questions to provide long-term comparable data that holds Executive accountable to ‘student driven KPI’s’ It was very clear to me that many of our Senior Students value the level of education they receive at CCPS. Students also highlighted their appreciation for our small community, and shared a range of benefits many experience daily – including access to one-on-one teaching support, feeling welcomed, supported and valued by teachers and close friendship groups. That’s a huge credit to our teachers, parents and students – it takes a collective effort to build a close, welcoming community. So thank you for providing an atmosphere our students truly value, and let’s continue to work together to build on this hugely successful attribute CCPS has to offer. Thank you to all our Senior Students who contributed, know that we have heard you and we appreciate the feedback. Sunshine Coast Sonics Under 10’s team for OzTag Congratulations to Fletcher Cannon (Yr 5) who was  selected in the Junior Sunshine Coast Sonics Under 10’s team for OzTag. The team will be playing at the Junior Nationals competition in Coffs Harbour in October. The Australian Championships is Oztag’s toughest tournament. Local Associations throughout NSW, ACT and QLD merge to form 13 Regions which enables the best of the best Oztag players aged 8 to 17 years to compete over a three day tournament. Great work Fletcher! Dr Dirk Wellham – Principal Download the full newsletter here. 

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