Wednesday, 17 December 2008 23:23Week 10, Term 4 - and parents, students and teachers are, like the Roman God Janus, looking both forward and back. This is a time for reflection on the year we've shared as we hand out final reports, acknowledge achievements at Presentation Day, and farewell our year six students. It is also a time of looking forward - most teachers know which class they will have next year, which room they will be in and who they will be working with. As I wind down with this year's class, my head is full of ideas and plans for next year. I've always thought that teaching has something a lot of other jobs don't - the chance to completely "reinvent" yourself every year. My plans? To make use of the new technologies provided by interactive whiteboards and data projectors; to use "1 2 3 Magic" from day 1; to plan interesting, useful homework assignments; and to continue to use the elements of Quality Teaching to engage, excite and inspire my students.
Enjoy your break from school routine!
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- 2012 Financial Statement
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