14 December 2021

KEWDALE: Alhamdulillah as we come to the end of Term 3, our focus on student learning and well-being continues. Our purpose is to meet the learning needs of all students and provide each young person with the opportunity to achieve success in their desired future.

Year 7 – 9 Semester 1 Academic Achievement Awards

We celebrated our high achievers this term with over 150 Year 7 – 9 students recognised at the Semester 1 Academic Achievement Award ceremony. These awards are presented with the hope they would create meaningful moments of recognition that will inspire others and reinforce the behaviour that led to the reward.

We congratulate all of our students for their wonderful achievements especially the Principal’s Award recipients. We would also like to extend our thanks to our parents who joined us to celebrate the success of our students.

Semester 1 Result Analysis

Individual student results are analysed after each reporting cycle to provide students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of how they have progressed through from last reporting cycle in the four core subjects English, Maths, HASS and Science.

Year 7 – 9 students received their Semester 1 result analysis this term which included their GPA for the Semester 1 reporting cycle. The result analysis helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses and allows them to plan their next steps towards achieving their goals.

Parent Teacher Meeting

It was great to see many of our high school parents at the Parent/Teacher Meeting to discuss their child’s academic progress and well-being with the teachers. We believe that a strong home and school connection is paramount to each students’ academic and social/emotional success.

Self-Management | A sense of purpose

In this age of digital disruption, students find it challenging to manage their time efficiently and work in alignment with their academic and personal goals.

Self-management is an invaluable skill to master to be successful throughout your life. It’s the ability to take responsibility for your own actions, motivating oneself, and setting and working towards personal and academic goals.

Research suggest that self-management consist of six core skills:

  1. Planning: Sets realistic yet challenging goals and plans activities ahead of time; manages time according to plans.
  2. Organization: Keeps work artifacts in an organized fashion to improve efficiency.
  3. Persistence: Applies appropriate levels of effort to tasks, in spite of obstacles or difficulty.
  4. Progress monitoring: Accurately tracks and assesses one’s knowledge, skills, and progress; chooses appropriate strategies to evaluate and improve knowledge, skills, and progress.
  5. Control: Effectively regulates behaviors and emotions, typically to support goal pursuit.
  6. Attention to detail: Pays attention to detail and has careful and precise work habits.

Students with strong self-management skills arrive to class prepared, pay attention, follow directions, allow others to speak without interruption, and work independently with focus.

With the holidays upon us our learners and teachers are looking forward to a chance to slow the pace and rejuvenate ready for a very productive Term 4.

May Allah SWT help and guide us to nurture the minds and souls of our students for them to achieve success in this life and the hereafter.

– Sehrish Chaalni
Deputy Principal – Lower Secondary