Posted on 14 February 2011
The College recently hosted its annual ‘Parents in Partnership Information Evening’ – a night of engaging with parents and encouraging them to take an active part in the education of their children.
This special event is designed to provide parents with the opportunity to come and hear about the educational plan that individual teachers expect to utilise during the course of the year, and to open the way for parents to feel that they are indeed working with staff for the benefit of their child. Details of styles of teaching, methods of communication, expectations of students and seeking parental connection were all on the agenda.
The College was encouraged to see so many families in attendance. Staff believe that the best educational outcomes can be achieved when what occurs at home complements that which occurs on campus. That, in essence, is what the partnership night is about.
Special thanks must go to our teaching staff for the work they put into the set-up of the night, and for the parents who indicated a desire to work with the staff at Cornerstone to help deliver the best in education.
Posted on 11 February 2010
The College year has begun well, and this evening, teachers had the opportunity to present to parents and students what is in store for 2010.
Each College teacher was given a designated time slot during the evening to share with gathered parents the desired educational outcomes for their relevant year. Many took the opportunity to provide parents with practical suggestions in how to support their children in their education.
This event is an annual one on the Cornerstone calendar, and staff are pleased with the level of attendance. It is encouraging to see so many families taking an active role in the education of their children.
Posted on 29 October 2009
A showdown of Year 8 students verses their parents resulted in a close competition recently at a College Quiz Night. When it came to spelling acquiesce & shillelagh the parents had it made, but science was very much an area of strength for the students.
Hosted by Mr Cameron, the evening of friendly competition was a test of who could score the most in a variety of knowledge areas. Questions were supplied by teachers from their specific subjects, and effort had been made to ensure the topics were quite challenging.
The Year 8 girls took their skills against the Year 8 boys – and both groups were keen to make sure their parents didn’t win the event. Even supper was a point of competition, with a slice bake-off offered as part of the refreshments for the evening.
The result? Well, the Year 8 boys can claim victory for the evening. It was a narrow competition, but it is fairly certain that the Year 8 boys won’t let that stop them from reminding parents of the results for some time to come!
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Posted on 22 September 2009
The College staff recently held their ”Learning Journey” evening as they traditionally do at the end of Term 3. This special evening is designed to provide parents with the opportunity to come and talk informally about the educational progression of their children.
Teachers had their rooms open and portfolios of student work was available for viewing over the course of the night.
The College was encouraged to see families attending and supporting their children in their education. The event provides a great opportunity to share about the really good things that have been happening around the College.
At the Senior School gathering, parents were given the opportunity to witness elements of their children’s learning they might not otherwise experience. The Circus Skills Option students performed, the Drama students gave some short plays, a budding film-maker had her short film running, and there were displays of woodwork and art.
It was a terrific evening of celebrating the achievements of Cornerstone students.
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