Parent Bulletin 5
25 March 2022
Vale Mr. Neil Baudinette
Burnet Team News
Good afternoon and happy Friday to our Burnet community.
It was such a wonderful experience for us in the Burnet team to be able to meet with so many of our new Year 7 parents last Friday evening. It was great to put some faces to names and to be able to enjoy each other’s company in a casual setting. Thank you all for being a part of the event and here’s hoping we’re able to hold more of them in the future. We must also thank Mr Luke Steward, Tim Fisher, Mark Daniell and the Strathmore Big Band for providing the entertainment for the evening. Our music department does outstanding work and it was really great to see our students getting the opportunity to play to an audience.
From the casual to the more formal, our Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences are locked in for the last Thursday and Friday of term. These are student free days, however our Wellbeing Team will be providing engaging activities for students to complete remotely during this time. Both Ms English and Mr Nicholls have provided information on Compass about these events and I know our Burnet teachers are looking forward to those conversations.
In the final week of term our Careers & Pathways team is running the Kickstart Program for our Year 10 students. The Burnet session will run on Monday the 4th of April during Periods 1 & 2. Students will need their charged iPads and a pen and notebook for the session. The Careers team would like to kindly ask you to talk with your student, to see how they are progressing with their search for a Work Experience placement 9th to the 13th of May. The last day for ALL Work Experience paperwork to be submitted to the Careers office is 3:00pm on Wednesday 30th March, so we’re hoping our Burnet students are well and truly organised before then.
We are inching ever closer to the end of term, but until then we hope that our students continue to work hard in class, submit tasks on time and demonstrate the PRIDE values in their interactions with the school and wider community. It has been a delightful experience seeing so many of our Burnet students being recognised for demonstrating the PRIDE values formally, we hope to see much more of it in the future.
As we continue to navigate this pandemic, we appreciate your communication with the college and the team notifying us of students isolating. Just as an FYI, once we in the office receive notification for isolating students, our process is to contact all teachers notifying them of student absence and asking for work to be uploaded online via Compass and/or Google Classroom. If students are able, we encourage them to contact their teachers through their digital platforms if there are any concerns.
Take care, have a great weekend.
The Burnet Team