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Year 10 Coordinator

Hello, my name is Katherine Puckridge and I am the Year 10 Coordinator for 2019. I am looking forward to working with this cohort again this year and continuing to build positive relationships with them. My goal is to assist the Year 10 students in engaging successfully with all aspects of the school environment and help them navigate their first year in senior secondary and the transitions that accompany this.
This year one of our big events is the camp at Maroon Outdoor Education Centre 29 July to 2 August 2019. Maroon Outdoor Education Centre provides every student with real adventure to enhance their knowledge and skills in teamwork, resilience and leadership.
To support students in progressing towards successful careers, Craigslea and Beyond (CAB) sessions on Wednesdays this year will focus on the ‘My Futures’ website and career support and guidance to prepare students for their SET Plan interviews in term 3. This process will investigate their interests and abilities to guide them towards subjects that will see them successfully enter university, TAFE or employment in the future. Other focuses for CAB sessions in the year include leadership skills and supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing.
As usual I have high expectations of the Year 10 students and expect them to try their best in all aspects of their schooling. I hope that they approach all challenges with a growth mindset and strive to succeed. I also encourage the students to participate in one of the many extracurricular opportunities that Craigslea SHS has to offer to gain the most from their schooling experience and maximise their learning and development. Also a reminder that there is the S4S (Students 4 Success) program on Mondays after school in the library and Maths Tutorials in H-block on Thursdays after school that offer students assistance with their school work for anyone who would like to take advantage of some extra support.  
Two more points that I will emphasise with the cohort this year is goal setting and attendance. It is important for the students to make ‘SMART’ goals – goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time bound. Part of CAB sessions each term will also be dedicated to reflecting on their previous effort and progress and then setting SMART goals for the upcoming term. Attendance and engagement in class is also important for learning and I hope that parents and caregivers will also make this a priority. If students do miss class I encourage them to seek the work covered in the lesson/s by seeing or emailing their teacher.  
All students should be dressing in a manner that shows respect for both themselves and the school by wearing the correct school uniform. The Craigslea State High School Dress Code provides more detailed information.
I am looking forward to working with the students, parents and caregivers, staff and the community to make this year one of positive growth and enjoyment for the Year 10 cohort. If at any stage you wish to contact me concerning your student, please feel free to do so, either by phone (during school hours - 3326 5222) or email at any time
Katherine Puckridge
Year 10 Coordinator 2019