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CCPS News - 3 September 03, September 2020

CCPS News - 3 September

Reminder 
Friday, 4 September is a Student Free Day across Queensland schools. 

Celebrating Father’s Day
Research reveals that fathers influence their sons and daughters in different ways, which is especially true during their transition to adolescence. Engaging in regular physical activities can play a key role in influencing children to learn self-control, face challenges, regulate emotions and take manageable risks.

The latest report on SchoolTV, shows the positive impact fathers have on their child’s mental health and wellbeing, whilst also ensuring they indulge in a little self-care.  We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report.  I suggest watching from 2.40mins – the first part is about the roles of fathers during the Industrial Revolution time period.  Here is the link to the report https://ccps.qld.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/celebrating-fathers-day

We wish all our fathers a very happy Father’s Day on Sunday. 

2021 Scholarships
2021 Scholarships for external applicants are now advertised.  The process so far this year and moving forward contains very specific criteria that successful applicants must continue to meet as well as a thorough interview process to ensure that there is a match for both the new student and CCPS.  Confidentiality of students on scholarships is important and part of the contract is maintaining this confidentiality from teachers and other students and parents.  If any current parents have any questions regarding 2021 scholarships, please don’t hesitate to send me an email. 

Reminder of Fee Assistance
We are living in difficult economic times.  Please know that there is financial support available.  If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 and have not made contact as yet, please contact the Business Manager, Melinda Short at mshort@ccps.qld.edu.au.

Reconfirming our Focus
Our focus, is firstly on the wellbeing of all of our students to ensure we are providing a safe, healthy and supportive learning environment for each individual while cultivating connected relationships where students have a sense of belonging to our school community.  Then students are able to genuinely engage in the teaching and learning.  Our aim is to ensure that all of our resources go into teaching and learning and we are therefore providing a stimulating, personalised education.   We also want to ensure that we maintain our great facilities to the highest quality. 

I would like to thank those people who have expressed interest in our Focus Groups.  The teachers have been spending time in these focus groups this term and next term we will be ready to invite parents.  In the next couple of weeks I will let those parents who have indicated interest know the dates so they have plenty of notice. We have also had one meeting with students and are in the process of organising a representative from each year level in the Senior School to be the student voice.  We already have the Student Representative Council in the Junior School. 
 
External Exam Supervisors
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) are hiring invigilators for external assessment (2020 Year 12 Exams) which are held from Monday, 26 October to Friday, 17 November.   The QCAA appoints members of the Queensland community to observe and report on the administration of external assessment sessions at secondary schools. Invigilators play an important role in promoting public confidence in the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system and ensuring that proper and fair administrative procedures are implemented.

Applications from Queensland community members for invigilator roles are now open. The requirements of the role are to attend allocated assessment sessions at assessment venues (not necessarily CCPS) and observe and report on the administration of assessments and the collection, counting and packing of materials at the end of assessments.
To be eligible to apply for a QCAA invigilator role, community members must hold a blue card or an exemption card, be at least 18 years of age, be eligible to work in Australia, have photographic identification, have a personal email address, have a mobile phone and access to a computer.

The closing date is 30 September.
Before applying, community members should read the Position description: Invigilators and Invigilator frequently asked questions available at: www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/senior/assessment/external-assessment/qcaa-invigilators

For further information, please email eainvigilators@qcaa.qld.edu.au  or phone (07) 3074 7574.

Warm regards,
Mrs Sherrie Cuthbert

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