I am very excited to continue as the Year Level Coordinator for this cohort and see them through to the end of their secondary schooling. They are a wonderful group of students who I thoroughly enjoy working with.
2021 was a year that presented the cohort with yet again another set of unique challenges as they navigated the transition into their final two years of senior secondary under the new ATAR system. We are now halfway through that journey with this year being their most important period of schooling to date. It is a critical year for all students as they continue to diligently study with the view to achieving their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). For many hoping to follow a tertiary pathway, the year will culminate with the awarding of an ATAR and an offer of placement at a University or other tertiary institution. For others, the year will involve working to achieve at their School Based Traineeships and Apprenticeships in preparation for a vocation post schooling.
Whatever the pathway the students have chosen, hard work, dedication and time management will be key themes for the year. Whilst a commitment to success is necessary to achieve their academic goals, the welfare program this year will focus on future pathways, road safety and making responsible choices after schooling. With that in mind there are again many extra-curricular activities available to our seniors to enhance their educational experiences and ensure that they remain on-track and motivated. Pending COVID restrictions these activities include Volleyball, Dance, Music, Snow and Scuba competitions/tours.
Many opportunities for leadership positions have arisen and our cohort will lead the school in a variety of positions including Music, Sport, Photography, SRC and Academia as well the much coveted positions of School and Vice Captains. Congratulations to all the successful applicants and good luck in 2022 to our new School Captains Armaan Merchant and Aretha Wedge and our Vice Captains Covey Reyes and Jordan Greene.
A reminder as the year begins that all students should be dressing in a manner that shows respect for both themselves and the school by wearing the correct school uniform. In Year 12 students are expected to wear their formal uniform every day to school and change for lessons that require the sports uniform. The Craigslea State High School Dress Code provides more detailed information on the correct school uniform.
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 this cohort to ensure we successfully navigate the roller coaster that is Year 12. If at any stage you wish to contact me concerning your student, please feel free to do so, either by phone (during school hours: PH:3326 5222) or email at any time firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacinta de Bont
Year 12 Coordinator