2018 Archives

2018 Archives

Episode 25 - A good sleep

19, October 2018

In this episode Tracy Burton talks to Kelly Callaghan, a Clinical and Educational and Developmental psychologist working here in Caloundra. As a specialist psychologist she has over 20 years of experience working with children and adults and is also trained in cognitive and learning assessment and diagnosis. Kelly recognises the stressors that come from a world of changing times and increasing work and family demands and the need for coping strategies for thinking, emotions and behaviour.

The importance of sleep to the growing teenage brain is valuable indeed. Research show that the effects of poor sleep or sleep deprivation can affect behaviour, memory, learning and wellbeing. So how can children and teens best achieve ‘good sleep’ and what are some of the potential barriers to achieving quality, restorative sleep?

If you would like to know more about this topic or discuss any concerns you may have, Kelly works with Caloundra Psychological Services, 4th Avenue ph. 54925588.

Episode 22 - Year 11 A day in the life at USC

02, August 2018

Here at CCPS we help our Senior Students make informed choices about their future pathways. On Wednesday July 18th, our Year 11 students travelled to the campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast to participate in “A Day in the Life at USC”. This event was a unique opportunity for our students to receive an authentic university experience. Students were given the chance to sit in on a first-year lecture, get involved with campus activities, have a free lunch at USC's Brasserie cafe, hear from real students about what their typical day involves and see the facilities on offer on a campus tour. 
In this podcast episode, Tracy Burton spends the day with the Year 11s and interviews several students about their goals for the future and the pathway of tertiary education.

Episode 20 Performing Arts and PE thrive in our Great New Hall

31, May 2018

This year CCPS was proud to open the brand new multi-purpose Raelene Boyle Hall. This facility is a wonderful new addition to the school providing a full size multi-purpose sports court, stage, instrumental rooms, tuckshop and innovative Music and Media Arts rooms. The teachers and students using these facilities have been provided with exciting new opportunities for learning, creativity and sporting achievement.

In this episode, Tracy Burton speaks to PE teachers Ms Emma Woods and Ms Grace Patterson, Head of Music Mr Paul Cusick as well as students who take these subjects and enjoy using the indoor court. Being the Media Arts teacher, Tracy is also interviewed by one of her budding Media Arts students, Eloise Whitney.

Episode 18 - Queensland Delivers New Subjects

29, March 2018

In this episode, Tracy Burton looks at two exciting subjects in the Queensland curriculum.

Here at CCPS we offer two new subjects: Philosophical Inquiry and Media Arts. The subject of Media Arts will be explored in a future podcast. In this episode, Tracy Burton chats to one of the teachers of Philosophical Inquiry, Mr Tim Ricketts as he explains this innovative new subject.

Additionally, late last year Tracy was fortunate enough to travel to Melbourne to attend the annual conference for the VCE subject of Psychology – a subject that Queensland will now offer for the first time. What can students learn by studying Psychology and why is it so popular?

In this interview, Tracy speaks to a highly experienced and accomplished VCE Psychology teacher, Ms Anna Marazita.

Stay tuned for future podcasts on Media Arts and the roll out of the new Senior Curriculum for Year 11 next year. For more information about the new courses being offered in the new QLD curriculum, visit the QCAA website.

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