Outstanding Student Work

The art curriculum is more than learning how to engage with physical art practice, there is a strong focus on research and an acknowledgement of the long history and culture of art across the world. Today’s showcase of work comes from a student that completed an art project on a chosen self portrait artist.

Quaranstream – live stream VET music experience

The event titled ‘Quaranstream’ will showcase individual student performances and compositions and will be streamed live on YouTube at 4.30pm on the 16th of September. 

https://rebrand.ly/SRCS (it currently takes you to a holding video but will link to the event on the day).

If you need any more information, please feel free to contact me and CC our VET teacher Dan West at danwest@sydneyrdcs.vic.edu.au.

Hope you can join us there.

What will term 4 look like?

At the moment things can change pretty rapidly in terms of restrictions and what this means for you and your family. This can be tricky when we want to look ahead and make plans, particularly when it comes to shifting between remote and onsite learning. So we thought we would give you a step by step guide to how we expect term 4 to look (but please keep in mind this may change).

Week One T4:

All students continue remote learning. VCE students may be invited onsite to prepare for the GAT (scheduled for the 7th of October) and to complete other essential assessments.

Week Two – Three T4:

All VCE and VCAL classes will return to being provided onsite with year 11 & 12 students welcomed back as well as year 10 students undertaking VCAL or VCE subjects.

All year 7-10 students will continue remote and online learning.

Week Four T4:

At this point the government will be in a position to make decisions and announcements regarding the return of all students to onsite learning. This may mean a staged return for students, split timetables, or other possibilities, we will need to wait and see. What we do know, is that these announcements and decisions will be based on the modelling and up to date medical advice.

We understand that this is a complicated time and we want to reassure you that as soon as we have updated guidelines we will be letting you know. In the mean time we will continue to prioritise the health and wellbeing of your young people and work to keep them engaged with their learning and connected to the school. We will be here ready to implement the necessary support and respond to the needs of our community.

Keep safe and look after your self and those around you.

Irene Savakis and Tess Abbottsmith Youl

Webinar: Managing the Coronacoaster – Tips for building resilient families presented by Dr Michael Carr-Gregg-

Every family in our school community is feeling the impacts of Coronavirus. Staff and the parents / carers of students may benefit from guidance and support on managing this challenging time.

The Department of Education and Training is presenting a free webinar for parents and carers by renowned child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, on building family resilience during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Parents and carers play a vital role in helping children feel safe through uncertain times.

In this webinar, Dr Carr-Gregg provides tools and strategies for parents and carers to help manage the lockdown and remote learning. Topics include:

  *   your supportive role

  *   setting the emotional tone

  *   focusing on what you can control

  *   how to deal with disappointment

  *   further resources and where to get help.

Webinar details

  *   When: Tuesday 15 September

  *   Time: 7:30pm – 8.30pm

  *   Duration: 45-minute presentation followed by 15-minute questions and answers session

  *   Format: Online. Register HERE

  *   Cost: free

Whole School meeting

On Thursday the 27th of April, more than 82 students, parents, and staff joined our second virtual whole school meeting via Zoom.

At this meeting, we celebrated the graduation of one of our VCAL students, Mitchell Batty, who completed his certificate in June this year. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours Mitch.

We also awarded 12 students with certificates for their outstanding efforts to uphold our school values during remote and online learning. Awards were received by the following students:

Learning: Gene Andrews, Darcy Harris, and Atticus Mcgee

Respect: Tidda Pearson, Billie Gay, and Matin Malikyar

Opportunity: Bailey Jensen, Banjo Higgins, and Alfie Rodda

Safety: Xander Lloyd and Gemma Martin

This virtual meeting was such a great success. We would like to thank everyone who participated and helped make this into a great celebration.

Whole school lunch

Yesterday SRC organised the first whole school lunch. Up to 30 students and staff attended. Music had been organised by the CP contact group but due to technical difficulties, we were not able to listen to the playlist, reserved for the next lunch. We were also entertained with Celeste showing off her rollerskating skills on the basketball court.

Irene asked the students and staff what their highlight of the day was. The Middle students reported that they had enjoyed the Health lesson on sleep and the Science lesson on the Chamberlain case. Duane then went on to report that his highlight was hearing that his lesson was the highlight for the students! We also shared what we were cooking for dinner, Gen was roasting sweet potato so she could use to make gnocchi that night. Some of the students sent in feedback to say that they had enjoyed seeing everyone, hearing familiar voices, and staying connected. We will run a second whole school lunch in two weeks.


lunch 1

Student Wellbeing Group Sessions

Over the past three weeks, the Wellbeing team at Sydney Road Community School has been working with all year levels to support them to build their skills in grounding, mindfulness, and yoga.

These skills can be used by anyone, anywhere and can form a really important element of our personal self-care toolbox to use as needed or worked into a daily routine to bring balance and calm to our minds and bodies.

Everyone needs a little calm. Check in with your young people and find out what they have learned and even how you might be able to use these skills together as a family.