03 April 2015 Abderrahim Abbou   | News | Year 08  
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I would like to express my utmost acknowledgement and congratulations to my Year 8 students in recognition of their hard work and effort during the first term of 2015.

You have been deeply engaged with your teachers, peers and community, not only academically, but successfully participating in all activities that your high school has run this term. These include the study skills workshops, Harmony day and Anti-Bullying day.

The anti-bullying day, in particular was one of the greatest highlights, where you were all given the opportunity to understand the effects of bullying on all parties involved, including those of the target and the bully. As well as this, you understood the importance of creating a safe, stress-free environment at home and at school, a mechanism which can effectively help prevent the tension and anxiety that can lead to bullying.

I thank all parents, and would like to express my sincere gratitude to them ensuring that their child has a current 2015 School Diary. I have targeted the use of the diary for all Year 8 students this term. I encourage all parents to support their child by reading teacher’s comments and checking any assessment and homework tasks recorded in their entries. This is a valuable tool for building planning skills ensuring efficient time management and study routines. 

I want to thank the guest speaker Emad Elkheir, Community Engagement Officer of GWS Giants, for presenting the topic Dedication to Success during last week’s year assembly. He addressed and reminded us of many well-known individuals who have succeeded in their life because they believed in themselves. Believe in yourself; uphold the school values of Respect, Safety and Learning and you will be on your way to a future of success and happiness.

To conclude, I want to remind you all that you belong to a school where every student has opportunities to experience success, a love of learning and to develop their skills to confidently take on life's challenges.


Mr. A. Abbou

Year 8 Adviser, 2015