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Sattler Christian College newsletter



Sattler Christian College newsletter


Sattler Christian College


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Newsletter Page 3 SCC Newsletter 2014 OPEN COUNCIL MEETING THURSDAY 15TH MAY At 7:00pm In the School Library Ideas for meeting topics or agenda item requests are to be put in writing and submitted to front office or emailed to scc.council@ntschools.net by 2nd May. Council Members and Contact Details If you have any concerns or ideas that you think Council should know about, please put them in writing and email them to: scc.council@ntschools.net, or drop it in to the office, with Attention Sattler School Council Our School Council Members Allan Long Chris Kleefsman Jo Watson Katrina Harley Mary Vaatstra Lawson Broad Sattler School Council Nurture Magazine The new look Nurture Magazine is being sent home today together with this newsletter. Can I commend it to you as it is an excellent and parent friendly publication addressing a number of topics that you should find interesting and informative. Homework Proposal I am aware that there are diverse and strong views about homework. Some believe that there should be no homework at all, while others argue that homework is vital and there should be lots of it. This is not a new debate, and over my 30 years in education I have heard many viewpoints expressed by teachers, parents and students. I have found myself recently again reflecting on the place and purpose of homework, and in particular how might homework best serve us at Sattler. I have been seriously considering the idea of streamlining the focus areas of homework at Sattler. My proposal about which I am inviting feedback is the idea that we limit compulsory homework at Sattler, at least for Transition to Year 7, to the areas of Literacy (English) and Numeracy (Mathematics). There are various pros and cons for the idea, but the key reason for the possible change would be to focus on further assisting our students to develop in these two foundational aspects of their learning. I suspect that many parents would also find it helpful to have set homework tasks in just these two areas. (That said, it needs to be realized that Literacy in particular is a multi-faceted curriculum area including things such as reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, grammar, punctuation, text types etc.) Homework is very much an aspect of education that highlights the three way partnership between teachers, parents and students. I am therefore keen to hear your thoughts about the proposal. Send me and email (allan.long@ntschools.net) or catch me to share your thoughts. Another opportunity will also be the Open Council Meeting on Thursday 15th May where this topic will be discussed. Allan Long (Principal) mailto:scc.council@ntschools.net mailto:scc.council@ntschools.net mailto:allan.long@ntschools.net

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