CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Year 9 students and staff for the effort and dedication you have put into the Year 9 Personal Best Showcase Evening.
The feedback we have received from family and friends has been tremendous! We were overwhelmed by the vast array of skills and talents, hard work and dedication, that was on display during the evening. Best of all, each and every one of you were able to talk about your projects to our visitors with clarity and passion. Many visitors took away with them the impression that you are confident speakers, creative problem solvers and enthusiastic students. We are incredibly proud of the amazing way you were able to communicate your work processes and final outcomes with the visitors to our College.
We would also like to thank all the Year 9 staff who have displayed a huge amount of dedication in assisting, motivating, directing and counselling their students during the Term.
The inaugural Personal Best Showcase Evening has been an outstanding success. By completing this program we have seen our students build resilience and develop problem solving skills. They have learnt that failure is not the end of the world – in fact, it’s a great opportunity to try an even better solution. Our students have learnt that they can achieve amazing results when they set their mind to it. They have learnt that effort and hard work isn’t painful; that when we care about what we are doing, hard work feels a lot like fun and can be tremendously rewarding. They have learnt that our goals don’t just happen to us at some point in the future; that creating the outcomes you desire comes RIGHT NOW, the moment you choose to say to yourself ‘I am in control. My goals aren’t just going to magically happen to me. I can, and will, achieve my goals. I understand that the journey will involve trying and failing, trying and failing and then trying again.’ They have learnt that perseverance and resilience are worth it in the end because nothing, absolutely NOTHING, beats that feeling of success that comes when we set our mind to do something and we achieve it!