The challenge that Mr Adam Clark sent out has been answered by Mr Blake Nixon and Mr Lachie Wood.
Don’t forget that all submissions need to be sent in via WeTransfer.com by
June 1 (CCW students only)
Mr Nick Jones
Mr Greg Newbold
Head of Junior School
Ms Lauren Lee
Acting Head of Middle School
After four weeks of remote learning, we are all discovering a lot about ourselves as learners. We recently asked students to reflect on what they had learned about themselves as learners and we received some really valuable feedback.
Are we procrastinators? Have we seen how much we can achieve with fewer distractions?
Do we enjoy more time to dive deeper into a topic? Or, do we enjoy having more time in the day to do other things?
The challenge is to see how we can transfer this newfound understanding to support us in the future or to help us improve.
One of the hurdles we can face when we have to be self-motivated is moving beyond the idea that the basics are enough. Many students have learnt that they can be self-motivated and complete work in a set time period. But further growth can be achieved if we adopt the attitude of “What else could I do?” “What could I do better?”
So, what can you do?
As we wait for information on whether we will return to the classroom, it would be a valuable exercise to consider, ‘What will you change about how you will work when you return to school, to continue to grow as a learner?.’
Director of Studies
While we have all had to adapt to remote learning, the instrumental teachers have gone above and beyond (with the assistance of Ms Batten) to continue to teach their students to the best of their ability. Mrs Terri Dillow, piano teacher, has shared her ‘set up’ for successfully teaching remotely.
CCW – Learning@home captured
Learning at school with the remote learning program
Students of essential workers have been busily working away at their remote learning under the supervision of our wonderful teacher assistants.
Year Eleven Indonesian
Mr Brian Williams gave his class the task of cooking an Indonesian meal for their family. The results were wonderful.
Eadie Pfarlet created a buffet of Gado-Gado and Pisang goreng dan eskrim, Fried Banana and Ice-Cream, to finish.
The Carter family were very impressed by Mya’s delicious Indonesian corn fritters.
Jade Thomas cooked up a storm with a famous Indonesian style Chicken soup, Soto Ayam, for her family.
The Anderson family were treated to an Indonesian mixed rice dish, Nasi Campur, prepared by Melanie.
Molly Brunner worked her magic in the kitchen with a Gado-Gado and finished with a fabulous Pisang Goreng.
As parents, guardians and caregivers of teens continuing to navigate the new learning environment, you may be uncertain of how best to provide support. The following link offers strategies to help you support your child to manage exam and study stress, deal with distractions and develop a routine.
For students feeling stressed or overwhelmed about study
The following link offers various strategies
This week in the library we listened to ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and Miss Q made a separate video on how to make a Rainbow Fish. Here are the final pieces some of the children submitted. If you have made a Rainbow Fish please send it to Miss Q at email@example.com
Ms Suzie Quartermain
Are you looking for books to read? Great news! You can now borrow books from the CCW Library.
While we are in remote learning, we are making Library books available for ALL students (Prep to Year Twelve) to borrow.
Unfortunately, students are not able to come into the Library to browse but are able to search for books using the online catalogue which is available through the Student portal (detailed instructions here), or available under the College Life tab on the Cathedral College Wangaratta website at www.cathedralcollege.vic.edu.au (see instructions here).
It’s this easy:
Mrs Bernadette Quinn
Thank you, Lord, that you fill a mother’s heart with love,
That you have instilled in her very being the need to protect her children,
Thank you for giving her the gift of nurturing her children, of teaching them, of comforting them, for feeding them and making a safe place for them.
For guiding them to be all that God has created them to be.
Fill every mother with love, wisdom and endurance,
with strength and patience and joy.
Give them ability to forgive again and again.
Enable her to rely on You and call upon You, because You will give her all she needs.
In Your precious and all powerful name, Amen.
Students and teachers are invited to write and submit a short story inspired by the theme Stories for Strange Times. There are three categories available in the competition:
Years 7-8 students | Years 9-10 students | Teachers
Entries of no more than 1000 words are due Monday June 1 2020 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
An application form to accompany each short story entry is available here.
Thanks to our friends at The Little Bookroom/Neighbourhood Books each winner will receive a $150 book voucher.
Shortlisted submissions will receive a book from out supporters at The Little Bookroon/Neighbourhood Books and Hachette Australia.
Find out more here.
Mrs Karen Kaine
As we move through Week Four, I think it’s timely to remember the need to take regular rest breaks when completing schoolwork. When we feel that there is a lot to do, it is often tempting to push through and stick at our work for a longer period of time. This doesn’t actually help our brains though, which can usually only focus for twenty to thirty minutes at a time without having a rest. These rest breaks allow the brain to do its ‘filing’. Rest breaks don’t need to be for long, a couple of minutes is okay. Options for rest breaks include getting up from the computer and walking to the fridge for a quick drink or bouncing on the trampoline. Longer rest breaks should also be taken at the end of classes. At school, students often move outside, have a stretch or a toilet break and then return to class so it is important they do this at home too.
It’s vital to have time away from the computer each day and to find some ‘fun’. Many teenagers will say their ‘fun’ is on a device, but when you spend your school day working on a computer it is important to find other options as well. Exercising, talking to friends or family (via an actual phone call instead of Snapchat), cooking, art activities, reading, gardening, or getting out in nature are all options for getting away from computer-based devices. Mr Nick Jones and the rest of our school executive are continually reminding our staff to do this too!
If schoolwork is proving difficult, please contact teachers to let them know – they are always happy to help, and also want to ensure that the best learning possible is continuing during these times.
Mrs Mary Laughton
Here is a couple of challenges for all our students:
It’s great to see our students getting some exercise into their day
Please note: We would love to see what our students are doing for exercise at home. If you have a workout you would like to share, please email your PE teacher with a video/photo and we can include this in the weekly wrap.
Please support these CCW family owned or operated businesses. If you would like to advertise how you are doing business different or that you are indeed open for business please email email@example.com
The newly published children’s book aimed at ages 5-9, ‘Ashleigh: Scratcher of stories and seeker of truths” is now available from Edgars and Booktique in Wangaratta. If you would like a signed copy or made out to someone specifically, you can email the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
To support this family owned and run business please contact Belinda Harrison
Facebook: Belinda Harrison Author
As we will not be holding our Mother’s Day breakfast at school this year, here is a copy of some of the recipes the students have made, in previous years. For all the significant women in our students lives.
To all the young people: showing your appreciation can be done through action and words.
Mother’s Day Recipes
The Food & Technology Team
Year Eight Close have been challenged to write five things that are positive about remote learning. Here are some answers:
1. Do more exercising and getting fit
2. Spending more time with family
3. Spending more time with pets
4. Doing things you wouldn’t usually do like painting or cooking.
5. More time on your hands to help others in your family
1. You aren’t rushed as much as you would be in a classroom.
2. NO exams!
3. I can play soccer whenever I want
4. I can work in a quiet space
5. I have been finishing my work on time and so, therefore, have more free time afterwards.
1. We get more time at the end of the day
2. I can cook lunch
3. Everything is where I need it to be
4. I don’t have to wake up as early
5. I have time to make a nice breakfast
Ms Mim Murray
My name is Julia Kalish and I am a Year Five classroom teacher. This is my fifth year at CCW and my favourite place on campus would have to be my classroom! As most of you know I am an avid horse lover, so it is no surprise that my favourite pastime is horse riding.
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