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Scheduled maintenance of Tech Block these holidays

Information for parents, carers and students

The Education and Training Directorate will undertake maintenance activity at the school. This maintenance will involve the replacement all of the building eaves in the Technical block. The eave sheeting contains small amounts of asbestos. The material has been assessed as non-friable and will be removed in accordance with relevant guidelines. To minimize any potential risk the removal of this non-friable material will be undertaken during the Christmas and January holidays. The work will commence with site preparation and on Saturday 19th December and removal to be completed by 27th January 2016. The Directorate is working closely with us, to ensure that the removal process is completed with minimal disruption to the school the removal is to be completed in the Stand own period.

The safety and welfare of our students and staff is our paramount concern and we will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any developments.

Further information about asbestos is available from the Work Safe ACT website http://www.asbestos.act.gov.au

Empower U Seminar in December – 2 scholarships available

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Brent Williams is delivering his second Empower U seminar in the ACT this December. This seminar will begin on Friday evening 4th December and conclude on Monday evening 7th December.

Over the past two years the South Weston High School Network and Mount Stromlo High School have been working with Brent Williams, co-founder of Tomorrows Youth International.

Tomorrows Youth International has been at the forefront of running world-class seminars and programs for young people for over a decade, teaching them how to take control of their lives and achieve a new sense of self-worth, direction and empowerment. Their programs have been delivered in 6 countries to over 23 000 teenagers.

Skills developed during this seminar will include:
-making smart and informed decisions
-developing greater self-esteem
-taking responsibility for their life
-developing clearly defined goals

Anyone interested in this experience can collect a brochure and permission note from me in Student Services. There are also 2 scholarships available to students from our school so also come and talk to me about these if you are interested.

Miss Bolton – 9/10 SLC Student Services and Pastoral Care

StromFest 2015 – A Celebration of Student Visual and Performing Arts. Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th October.

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The Empower U Program

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Over the past two years the South Weston High School Network has been working with Brent Williams, co-founder of Tomorrows Youth International.

Tomorrows Youth International has been at the forefront of running world-class seminars and programs for young people for over a decade, teaching them how to take control of their lives and achieve a new sense of self-worth, direction and empowerment. Their programs have been delivered in 6 countries to over 23 000 teenagers.

Brent Williams is bringing one of his 2 day Empower U seminars to Canberra in August.

Skills developed during this seminar will include:
-making smart and informed decisions
-developing greater self-esteem
-taking responsibility for their life
-developing clearly defined goals

This is the first time that Brent is running his seminar in Canberra (he is Sydney based). Anyone interested in this experience can collect a brochure and permission note from Miss Bolton in Student Services.

While Brent is in Canberra running this seminar he has offered to run one of his parent presentations at no cost. Brent is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, and I have no doubt that parents will find his session informative, practical and entertaining.

If you would like to attend the seminar on Tuesday 25th August (6:15-8:45pm) at Telopea Park School, please register your interest at:
https://eventbrite.com.au/event/17613834453/

Kids Hope Aus Mentoring Program

Kids Hope Aus mentor students at many primary and high schools around Australia, including Mount Stromlo High School. Students at Mount Stromlo have benefited from the extra support with their classwork, and the guidance of a trusted adult. Kids Hope Aus now want to expand their program to thirty new schools in regional and remote areas of Australia, however the isolated nature of these communities makes that difficult.

To assist with this expansion, they are planning on launching an online tool to train new mentors. This requires additional funding to develop. This online tool will not only assist with the expansion, but will also benefit students in existing schools as it will be used to train all new mentors, and support existing mentors to continue to provide the highest quality experience to students currently in the program.

For further information, please visit their website https://www.kidshopeaus.org.au/ or to make a donation, visit their crowd funding page https://chuffed.org/project/kidshope

New P & C Members elected- Next meeting 15th June 7:30pm

The 2015 Mt Stromlo High School AGM was held on Monday 11 May & Patrick Hancock was elected President & Gabrielle Rogan Secretary.  Cassandra Inkley will continue in her role as Treasurer.

Many thanks to the outgoing members, particularly Jenny Usher for her input as the President over the previous three years.

The next P&C Meeting is on Monday 15 June at 7:30 due to the Public Holiday on 8 June.  There is no P&C Meeting in July due to the school holidays with the following meeting on Monday 10 August.

 

Patrick Hancock

French Language Teachers Assistant – Volunteer Host Families Needed

2015 Volunteer Host Families Needed

In 2015 Mount Stromlo High School has been given the opportunity to host, for 2 months, a French University Student who would act as a French Language Teacher’s assistant during her stay.

Our assistant would need families willing to provide full board home stay. Assistants need their own bedrooms but can share the family bathroom.

Volunteer language teachers are widely used in ACT schools and this is of great benefit to both the language program and to the families who become involved. We find that families really enjoy this experience as it allows them to expand their knowledge and understanding of France and its’ people as well as contribute to the corporate life of the school. This is an ideal way to encourage your children to engage with French language and culture and make life -long friends.

We are therefore seeking expressions of interest from families who would be willing to host someone for a period of 2-5 weeks.

If you are unable to host for a longer term but are interested in offering weekend stays, emergency back up or the occasional social activity please also return the form below.

If you are able to assist us or would like more information please email us and we’ll get in touch. This program relies heavily on the support and hospitality of the school community and your   generosity is much appreciated.

Paula Degeling & Matilda Elder

French  Language Teachers

Paula.degeling@ed.act.edu.au

Matilda.elder@ed.act.edu.au

 



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