With COVID restrictions lifting we are excitingly welcoming back visitors from our state, Australia, and across the globe. Recently we’ve hosted leader and teaching teams from Burra and Eudunda, educational leadership teams from Victoria and Queensland and very soon New Zealand and the Learning Environments Australasia who promote quality design of learning spaces and include architects, interior designers and planners, educators, policy makers, project managers, administrators, and suppliers and visited Mount Gambier, and Banksia Park. This is in addition to over 200 potential students at our Open Night and Discovery Days. Every visitor thus far has raved about the maturity, articulation and knowledge of our students and the opportunities that the students have access to as members of the ASMS community.
Public Education Awards: The Public Education Awards showcase excellence in the public education system. The 2022 Public Education Awards are open now and close on 30 June. The awards are open to all Department for Education employees and recognise the achievements of teachers, leaders, support and corporate employees across the state. Finalists and winners will be awarded prize money to undertake professional learning or activities. Winners of each category receive $10,000 and 2 finalists for each category receive $2,000. To find out more visit the Public Education Awards.
End of Semester: Please note that the end of semester is approaching. This can be a chance to reflect on learning and achievement but also reset as we are mindful that for some students it has not been an easy time and due dates may not have been met. From this we will soon be more widely promoting the ways we can support students via building school culture and a consistent approach to assessment deadlines – watch this space!
Recently I met with Tim McLeod, our Marion Inland Partnership Education Director, to showcase and discuss the ASMS’s progress against the 2022 Site Improvement Plan. He was impressed by the multiple methods by which we are approaching literacy and numeracy improvement and also the growth and agency displayed by our students in their chasing of individual pathways.
Thanks again to everyone for holding the fort during my recent COVID set-back; it was great to hear of everyone pitching in to ensure there was no loss in the learning momentum.