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YES - Senior Pathways

 
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Once again I will re-visit the United in Our Pursuit of Excellence priority within our Annual Implementation Plan (AIP). This time I will focus on the strategy under the implementation of Junior High school, “seeking reclassification to a P-9 school”. As part of our quad-annual school review last year reclassification from a P-10 school to a P-9 was identified as a priority for parents. The advantages of reclassifying has also been highlighted in a readiness evaluation that has been conducted to gauge our preparedness for Junior High in 2013. Part of the evaluation is to ensure that our Year 8 & 9s have their own identity within the school environment. If the Year 8 & 9s have their own identity as a group, what identity do the Year 10s have?

We cater to the needs of the Year 10s with their senior pathways to further education &/or employment through such things as work experience, but given the context of Cecil Plains the opportunities for them can be limited. Also currently they are completing their senior pathways years between two different schools, Year 10 here and then 11 & 12 at a straight high school. This therefore creates a disruption to their senior years.

At present I am writing a submission to the Regional Director seeking permission to start the school community consultation process. This will not only involve our current parents, but also future parents, the high schools that our children move onto in their senior years and the transport department as they will also be affected by any reclassification.
What can you do to help at home? If we are given permission to consult with the community, you all will have the opportunity to put your views across about what you see as the advantages and disadvantages of reclassifying from a P-10 school to a P-9. Make sure you have your say. Talk to your children about what this may mean for them. Ask them how they feel about such a change to their school.
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Last reviewed 24 June 2020
Last updated 24 June 2020