28 March 2022
Dear Parents & Guardians
Assalam o Alaikum
As we head towards the end of Term 1, I want to thank all members of the AIC community. We are still facing challenges associated with COVID-19, as we continue to navigate both staff and students having to isolate. As a school we are doing our best to minimise disruption to learning and thank everyone for their understanding.
Prerequisites for Learning
There has been a significant focus on re-establishing high expectations in 2022.
We have appreciated the support from students and parents as we focus on adherence to College routines, policies and procedures. In line with this, the College Leadership Team has commenced a focus on the prerequisites for learning. This includes:
- Being on time
- Being in correct school uniform
- Being ready to learn (correct materials for class)
- Being respectful
Year coordinators and teachers will continue to assess uniform as students enter the classroom, check students have brought all the correct materials to class and are providing a safe teaching and learning environment by being respectful and following teacher instruction. Parents/guardians can expect to receive a notification via sms/email if the student in not meeting the expectations of the College. For students that have recurring notifications in these categories, parents/guardians will be contacted by the Year Level coordinator to better understand why expectations are not being met and develop a plan to bring about positive change. It is our intention that this proactive approach will support students to achieve their best learning outcomes.
Year 11 & 12 Expectations
It has been an excellent start to the 2022 school year! The Senior School students have started the year extremely motivated and focused and it is pleasing to hear so many positive comments from teachers of their classes.
All students in years 11-12 are expected to work hard as they work towards their main goals of:
- Academic success by achieving their WA Certificate of Education (WACE)
- Successful entry in post year 12 tertiary or further studies for a successful career
Successful students are:
- Goal Oriented
- Self-directed learners
- Manage time for effectiveness rather than efficiency
Conscientious Year 11 & 12 students will do at least 3 hours’ study per evening.
Attendance below 90% is shown to put students at significant educational risk. We are working with students and families to get students to school every day.
Attendance requirements are 90%
If your child is absent, please contact the central office and provide a reason for their absence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced students, parents, and teachers into a mode of teaching and learning not previously experienced. We have all had to move at lightning speed to make adjustments to the way content is delivered and, in the way, continued learning is achieved for students who are Covid positive or are a close contact with a Covid-19 positive household member.
As the Deputy Principal for High School, I know I speak on behalf of the whole Leadership Team when I say how incredibly proud, I am of our teachers for the significant work they have done to continue teaching in this rapidly changing landscape. Equally, our students have demonstrated amazing resilience and flexibility and our parents have continued to work in close partnership with us.
We are consistently reviewing and adjusting our strategies, our programs, and our delivery at this time. We are intensely conscious that parents are being required to play a broader role in their child’s education, that is greater than they would normally in many cases.
If you are wondering how, you can support your child through the maze of working and often playing online, and wanting to keep them safe, your first port of call should be the eSafety Commisioner website. Each month they have a focus on an eSafety issues to support parents. This month it’s cyberbullying and online drama.
eSafety’s Parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama
The Term 1 webinar provided parents and carers with the tools to support young people to have safe and respectful online relationships. It also offered advice about what to do when things go wrong.
It was designed for parents and carers of young people aged 11 to 18 years old.
- starting conversations with your child about their online friendships and positive ways to deal with changing relationships
- understanding the rights, laws and community expectations that govern social media use
- where to seek help if your child is involved in a cyberbullying incident.
For Further information, click here.
As students grow, it is important that they are encouraged to persevere. Personal success comes from working hard, both inside and outside of the classroom. Strong work habits, 100% attendance and positive character attributes lead students to success. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with all members of the school community to foster a positive school climate where staff and students achieve success.
May Allah SWT help and guide us to nurture the souls and minds of our students for them to achieve success.
Deputy Principal High School