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Episode 15 - Graduation Day for the Class of 2017!

22, November 2017

November 17th marked the end of a long year for the Year 12 students of CCPS. In this episode Tracy Burton captures the spirit of the day by interviewing our principal Dr Welham, our Head of Senior School Ms Amanda student, proud parents and indeed, the graduating class of 2017.

Finishing high school is such a significant event for the students, their parents, extended family, friends and of course, their Teachers. I am always so proud and happy for graduating students… it’s also an emotional time because we are saying goodbye to teens we have taught, guided and cared for, for many years. Through musical performances, school camps, sporting competitions and of course classroom teaching, we have learned and grown together.

We wish our entire school community a very merry Christmas and happy holiday season. See you in the New Year.

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Episode 14 - Learning the Japanese Language

24, October 2017

In this episode Tracy Burton explores the benefits of learning a language. Here at CCPS our students are given the opportunity to study the language of Japanese through to Year 12. The importance of learning a language cannot be underestimated – the learning goes beyond the written and spoken word, where students learn valuable cultural and contextual knowledge about this important country in our region. In additional to learning the subject, our students are given the opportunity to engage with students from Japan through the many study tours we host as well as travel to Japan to visit our associated schools. So what are the benefits of learning a language? 
Later in this episode I chat to two of our senior students currently studying Japanese, and we were fortunate enough to host a tour doing the recording of this podcast so you will hear from the students a Junior High School is Nagano. First up, I speak to our wonderful Japanese teacher Ms Michiko Matsumoto.

For more information about the subject of Japanese, please contact the school's administration.

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Episode 13 - Sport Psychology for Teenagers

30, August 2017

In this episode, Tracy Burton interviews three CCPS Year 12 students who are working hard to become professional athletes. She is also joined by Dr Geoff Lovell, the Deputy Head of School, in the School of Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

USC offers the ‘High Performance Student Athlete Program’, specifically designed to assist students to achieve excellence in both their sport and tertiary studies.

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Episode 12 - Improving the Well Being of Teenage Girls

03, August 2017

In this Episode, Tracy Burton interviews Linda Stade, the Research Officer at Santa Maria College, an all girls school, in Perth. Through her Santa Maria Education blog and Facebook page “Knowing Girls”, Linda shares valuable information on the latest research relating to educating and raising girls. If you would like to follow Linda’s blog, visit the Santa Maria College website or checkout her Facebook page “Knowing Girls”. Links are provided below:

santamaria.wa.edu.au/knowing-girls/

www.facebook.com/linda.stade.writer/

#Interview by Senior Teacher, Tracy Burton
BA Arts (Communication – Theatre/Media), Grad Dip Ed

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