PCYC Stand Tall Program allows for students to engage with individual mentors from our NSW Police Force. A program created with young people in mind and preparing them for life's future challenges. A unique combination of Sydney Story Factory ( a creative movie making group) and our NSW Police Force working together to promote a safe cyber environment for this generation to live in. Their brief is to create a powerful movie clips of what keeps you safe in the cyber world and the appropriate behaviour required to stay safe online.
They are currently working with individual mentor's from the NSW Police Force and are working with on further enhancing any social skills required to emerge from schools as stories of success and high engagement. This means, there are lot's of mentoring, working with others and finding out what it takes to be successful in the workplace. The boys are picked up every morning between 6-7am on a Wednesday and Friday and do a mix of physical training, individual mentoring and social awareness workshops.
Standing Tall is yet another powerful example of our strong connections with our local communities. This collaboration will see young people benefiting from the life experiences of other adults, be mentored, engage with members of the community and begin to close the gap between schools and the greater communities.
DRUMMING PERFORMANCE LAUNCHING REFUGEE WEEK 2018
On Friday 15th June 2018, some of our 10LIFEYA students performed at the opening of Refugee Council of Australia’s Refugee Week 2018 launch. The event that was held at Customs House in Circular Quay was a platform in which many inspiring stories of hope were shared with guests from a range of industries.
Together with Evan Yako from Healing Through Evan Yako’s Drumming, our students, Ibrar, Iqrar, Sina, Amir F., Amir R., and Hamzeh were ‘back by popular demand’ and received overwhelming applause and attention for their performance. We congratulate these students for not only their excellent performance but also the way in which they represented Arthur Phillip High School.
Inter-school Gala Day
Select students from across all stage groups were invited to participate in the Inter-school Gala Day at Valentine’s Park organised by Football United on Monday 18th June 2018. One of many ‘Refugee Week’ celebrations, the event saw various schools from across Sydney go head to head in a game of soccer. While all our teams played exceptionally well, our junior boys just missed out on winning the final but our girls’ team made up for the boys’ loss with a major win against five other schools. Despite not winning, our three boys’ teams played fair and represented the school with pride.
Congratulations to everyone who participated.
Till next time...
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)
All Australian school are required to record adjustments that students in the school are receiving. This recording is called the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). Disability for this purpose is very broad and includes temporary or long term adjustments schools make to enable all students to have fair and equitable access to the school curriculum as a way of meeting students’ individual needs.
Schools may need to make some adjustments to support students learning for a variety of reasons. The adjustments should be reasonable, meaning that they are balanced and fair to both the student and the school. They may include things like one-to-one learning support, planning for mobility, or a plan to ensure the student’s health and well being. This data will help governments all around Australia have a better understanding of what students with disability or students receiving adjustments need to take part more successfully in their education.
Under the law, the word 'disability' has a very broad definition. For this project, students who require adjustments for a health or learning condition may also be included in the data collection. Information will be collected about a range of students, not just those who have a diagnosed condition or who are receiving government funding or support. The main reason for inclusion in the NCCD data collection is that ‘adjustments’ have been made to support students at the school. The information about the type and reasons for adjustments will be collected from each school to provide data on how schools are meeting the needs of their students.
All information provided to the NCCD will not include student names and with therefore protect the privacy and confidentiality of all students.
If further information is required please don’t hesitate to contact Wendy Minnis or Chris Gialouris 96358638, ext 116.
It was a brisk autumnal morn on the outskirts of Sydney. Kangaroos darted to and fro through the mist. Kookaburras called out through the mangled arms of giants. And leaves crunched under the heavy feet of excited campers.
Well Year 9 Camp wasn’t always this dramatic, but it sure was a lot of fun! For a hardworking group of students this camp served as an opportunity to bond together through challenging and enjoyable activities, away from the normal school environment.
Arriving at Yarramundi bright eyed and bushy tailed on the first day, our intrepid group dove into a range of team building and problem solving tasks; achieving success with persistence, patience, and a whole lot of laughs. After fuelling up with lunch, we then split off and ventured into the bush surroundings for a nerve wrenching expedition into a cave maze bunker, had some fun with archery, and up the high ropes course in the glow of the setting sun.
That night after a tense round of music trivia, and some unusual interpretative dances to the Lion King theme song, we headed off to the campfire to toast marshmallows, stargaze, and play games. A real highlight for all our campers.
Through the morning mist and tired eyes it was time for the next round of activities. Rock climbing pushed our campers to new heights, and a team problem solving challenge unlocked new levels of achievement. Ga-Ga ball proved too good to walk away from as a final game, with a heart stopping final duel between Edward and Mohammad. As always, Year 9 impressed the camp staff with their teamwork, resilience, and respect. They truly strove for their highest levels of success.
As the coach pulled away, campers had the opportunity to reflect on their experiences. It quickly became apparent to this well balanced year group that over a short 2 days, leaders emerged, old fears crumbled, and new friendships were forged in the marshmallow fuelled fires of camp.
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