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Year 11 Coordinator

 
2019 will be a huge year for our year 11 cohort as they navigate through senior schooling and the new ATAR system.
 
I am pleased to continue as the Year Level Coordinator for this cohort and I know that together we are ready to tackle all of the challenges which lie ahead. They are a wonderful group of students who have already hit the ground running.
 
More than half of the cohort were involved in some way with our Valentines Day fundraiser. Due to their hard work selling, preparing and delivering artificial roses, we were able to donate $600 to Heart Kids and support children born with heart conditions. Harmony Day is the next fundraiser that we have set our sights on.
 
In their everyday studies, they will be studying courses chosen during S.E.T. planning that are the beginning of a pathway leading to post-secondary endeavours. Students will be focused on getting the results required to continue on those chosen pathways. Therefore, in our CAB (Craigslea and Beyond) sessions we will focus on study habits and effort to ensure they achieve what they are most capable of. In addition to this, students will engage in a variety of personal awareness and development programs with presentations from various external organisations including the Cybersafety division of Education Queensland, the P.A.R.T.Y program delivered by the Royal Brisbane Hospital and road safety education programs offered by RACQ.
 
In 2019 there are a number of leadership roles that our year 11 students are already settling into.
 
Each year 7 class has three buddies. This year buddies are integral in assisting the year 7’s with their transition into high school. The buddies are involved in form class and also organise games at lunch time once a week for yr 7’s.
 
Similar to previous years, form classes have elected representatives to join the Student Representative Council.  Through this forum students are able to voice their opinions on matters concerning the operation of the school.  The class representatives will be required to report back to their form groups the outcomes of the SRC meetings and provide reports on both full school and year level assemblies.
 
On top of opportunities offered to the entire student body, Year 11’s will be able to attend a number of planned events that will complement their studies at school and at home. I encourage them to participate in a range of experiences whilst they are available to them. At Craigslea we are creating global citizens by giving students the opportunity to become well rounded, multi-skilled individuals.
 
Of course, the highlight of the year, for many, will be the semi formal. Just as they came together on year 10 camp last year, this will be a new opportunity to express their individuality and growing maturity as young adults in a formal setting (and most importantly, on the dance floor). Whilst the students will be agonizing over what to wear, I will be similarly anxious over the coordination of bookings, payments, table decorations and photography.
 
My experience with this cohort is that they are diligent students with high expectations for themselves academically. They are kind and caring towards each other and have a strong sense of social justice. They allow each other to be different and respect each other’s strengths and weaknesses. I would like this year to be the year that they step further into the spotlight, both as school leaders and as participants in all that Craigslea has to offer.
 
I very much look forward to working with the students, parents, staff and community in 2019. I hope the year will be rewarding and enjoyable.
 
If at any stage you wish to contact me concerning your student, please feel free to do so, either by phone (during school hours on 3326 5222) or email at any time arowo1@eq.edu.au
  
Alison Roworth
Year 11 Coordinator 2019