News from Barraba Central School

28th September 2022

Barraba Central School

Across the Desk from the Principal Patrick Sullivan

As Term 3 draws to a close I would like to thank all students, staff, and parents for a fantastic and busy term, with some outstanding highlights from Netball and Rugby to Primary Debating. I want to thank the Secondary SRC and Miss Mulligan for organising the new school (hoody) jumpers. It has been very pleasing to see how Secondary students have embraced it and how good the students look. Students who wear our uniform daily show pride in themselves and their school, and a commitment to being Safe, Respectful Learners. It is also essential that students representing the school, attending excursions, extra-curricular activities and formal school events wear full school uniform and project the best possible image of our school and our community. Mrs Campbell runs after-school study sessions in A1 every Thursday for senior students from 3.00 to 4.30 pm. These sessions are available for junior students if they need help with their homework. Mrs Campbell will be emailing parents a fortnightly homework update for Year 7 & 8 students. Years 9 to 12 were lucky enough to participate in an Edge Job Readiness Workshop. From handshakes to how to dress, the students enjoyed the day with William Russell and Jack Coombes looking a little too comfortable in the Principal’s chair. Students who received haircuts looked very smart and the girls all dressed up for an interview, including make-up, looked ready to take on the world. Navigating the online world is challenging for our students. This year we have had the Police School Liaison Officer in term one and the PCYC this week talk to our students about issues that arise in the online world. Suppose you need to report the problems that occur online. In that case, the eSafety Commissioner can investigate cyberbullying of children, adult cyber abuse, image-based abuse (sharing or threatening to share intimate images without the consent of the person shown) and illegal and restricted content. There are some great resources for parents and carers on the ESafety website: Mrs Bell and I have been interviewing Year 10 students and their parents about their subject choices for the HSC. The compressed curriculum for Year 11 will start in week 6 of Term 4, which will mean that the timetable for Years 7-9 will roll into next year. Years 8 and 9 will start their electives for 2023 in week six of next term. Thank you everyone for a great term and I look forward to Term 4 and celebrating all our students' achievements at Presentation Day on Monday 12 December 2022.

Patrick Sullivan Principal

Tigers Development Day

Ten of our year 7 and 8 students enjoyed an action-packed day in Tamworth courtesy of the visiting West Tigers Rugby League Club. Modified league tag, wheelchair rugby league, boomerang and spear throwing and arts and crafts were on the agenda.

A great day out and well done to Dustin Hiscock, Hope Dawson and Amelia Walker from Year 8 and Chelsea Inwards, Jake Turner, Andrea Riley, Charlotte Gillogly, Siobhan Derrick, Eleanor Ross and Lilly Groth for your enthusiastic participation. Thank you to Mr Good for organising the day.

Mr Maloney

Edge Program

On Tuesday 13 September 2022 the students from Years 9 to 12 had the opportunity to participate in the Edge Program that is designed to help prepare students prepare for employment and transition from school.

The workshops covered a range of activities which centered around presentation, social media awareness in employment along with interview techniques.

This is increasingly important for students from Regional areas to develop these skills before leaving the school setting.

The students were very engaged in the program and the feedback from the presenters was very positive in regards to how the students actively participated in the day.

A huge thank you to all involved and to Sharna Dawson and her team for the event.

Scott Good

News for September 2022