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Senior School News - 19 March

19, March 2020
Senior School News - 19 March

Update of Senior School Events

In line with broader community responses to COVID-19, the following CCPS events have been cancelled or postponed.  We will notify you of rescheduled dates as we work through solutions. 

  • All assemblies
  • The Year 9 and 10 Science and Engineering Challenge, scheduled for Friday, 20 March
  • The Fuse E-sports Competition, scheduled for Thursday, 26 March
  • End of School Music Concert, scheduled for Tuesday, 31 March
  • Cross Country Carnival, scheduled for Friday, 3 April
  • Anzac Day Whole Assembly, scheduled for 22 April
  • Year 7 and 8 Camp, scheduled for 22 – 24 April
  • The representative school sport program which includes district, regional, state, national, interstate and international competitions
  • Queensland School Sport team participation in any national, interstate or international events organised across Australia or internationally

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence 

This Friday was scheduled as The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence and has been postponed. The new date will be announced soon.  This allows for schools, as a whole-group to stand together against bullying and violence.  That being said, we want to say ‘Bullying. No Way!’ every day of the year. The new date for the NDA 2020 will be announced as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the SRC (Student Representative Committee) have decided that we will celebrate Harmony Day, which is officially Saturday, 21 March. The message of the day is that everyone belongs. We celebrate Harmony Day to promote diversity and acceptance of other cultures. It is an important day because it gives Australians an opportunity to celebrate our wonderfully culturally diverse society. 
 
Orange is the official Harmony Day colour and it is the colour used in the National Day of Action promotions. To raise awareness of these important values and attitudes, students are being encouraged to wear an orange accessory to school (hair band, ribbon on shirt, wristband) this Friday 20 March.  We will also be giving students an orange ribbon or wristband to wear to support our stance on no bullying. 
 
NAPLAN 2020

The dates for this year’s NAPLAN tests are the week beginning Monday, 11 May.  It is important that all students in Years 7 and 9 are at school on these dates so we are able to get feedback about their progress in comparison to Australian and state benchmarks.
 
This year NAPLAN testing will be conducted online. In preparation, the school will give students access to a practice window from Monday 23 March to Friday 24 April. The practice window is an opportunity for students and teachers to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online test platform. Students and teachers will need to familiarise themselves with the type of questions and related functionalities available in the NAPLAN Online assessment through the public demonstration tests. Parents are also invited to use the public demonstration tests to familiarise themselves. Some of the key features include a range of question types, onscreen tools, timers and interactive navigation. There will be further information regarding the tests closer to the dates. 

 

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