Well, here we are nearly at the end of the college year and whilst I feel that I have only been here a relatively short amount of time it is apparent to me that this is a community that cares for and supports its learners to achieve success in their learning.
This has been most evident through the visible learning that I see taking place here. I am astonished by the number of opportunities for our learners to engage and grow, to share and demonstrate their learning and how this is celebrated across the College. I have seen a vast array of opportunities ranging from formals, multiple catering functions, awards and presentations nights, assemblies, sporting competitions, cultural functions and activities, multiple excursions taking place every day, and the list goes on.
The Rosny Art Exhibition held on Thursday night last week was just one of many recent examples. I was blown away by the outstanding standard of the art installations, the diversity in the subjects and mediums, and the obvious talent and creativity of our aspiring young artists. Well done to all learners and people involved in creating an amazing and inspiring evening.
For those departing Rosny this year, it has been through these engaging learning opportunities that I hope you have had many great memorable experiences and I hope that you look back on your time here as a positive one and that you talk fondly about it within the broader community.
Our departing learners have certainly been through some unprecedented times, faced with the challenges of learning through COVID. I take this opportunity to commend these learners on their resilience and ability to persist with learning throughout this time. I know that these learners will continue to demonstrate this resilience as they look forward to the exciting opportunities and challenges that await them on the next part of the journey. I am confident that these learners leave Rosny College having experienced growth as a learner, developed new skills, and gained more knowledge and experience and that they are well on their way to achieving their goals and making informed choices that will assist them in their future endeavours, whatever they may be. For our departing year 12 and 13 students, I wish you all the very best in your learning beyond Rosny College and in life itself. I also would like to thank our families for entrusting us with your child’s education over this time.
To our families and to our current year 11 learners, I wish all of you a safe and enjoyable break. I look forward to seeing you next year and welcoming our new year 11 cohort into our school community.
As we head into the exam period, please remember that support is available at the college through our teachers, student support services team and wellbeing hub. We wish all our student undertaking exams all the very best and remind them to take care and be kind to yourselves during this time, look out for your friends and reach out for support if needed.
The 2022 School Satisfaction Surveys
Thank you to everyone who participated in the School Satisfaction Survey 2022. We have already received the summaries of the results of these surveys. Your feedback is very important to us as it helps us inform our school improvement planning and decision-making which is well underway for next year.
This is a call for any interested community members that would like to be part of the Rosny College School Association for 2023. Whether you are interested in being a position holder on the School Association or if you would just like to be involved in the SA meetings, could you please express your interest to our school administration office on 62449219.
Based on this interest, it is my intention to invite all those interested to a brief informal meeting to discuss the revitalisation of the Rosny College School Association prior to the end of the College year.
I ask for your support, that if you are aware of anyone that might be interested can you please pass this message on and encourage them to contact the College.
We look forward to welcoming our 2023 Year 11 cohort into the college at different times over the remainder of the school year.
We will be conducting our Confirmation of Enrolment sessions for our associate schools on 15 and 16 of November from 9 am - 12 pm (information has been distributed to students through their schools) and our non-associate schools on the evenings of 15and 16 November between 5 – 7 pm (information will be available on our social media channels and website and communicated to these families).
Our associate schools will also be involved in our Jump Start program on 30 November and 1 December, where students will have the opportunity to experience classes they have chosen for 2023 and the general life of Rosny College. We look forward to meeting our 2023 cohort on these occasions and encourage families to make contact with the college if they have any questions or concerns about transition into 2023.
The final art exhibition for 2022 was opened by Emma Bett from Bett Gallery Hobart and attracted a huge crowd of family and friends. The exhibition features work of Art Production and Art Studio Practice students and their final submissions for TASC external assessment. A new feature this year was the digital presentation of Visual Art level 2 students whose work was displayed on monitors across the college campus reflecting the specialised studio areas offered in the Visual Arts at Rosny. Talented musicians Issac Visintin and Kate Ellul entertained the audience with an excellent piano and vocals performance setting the ambient mood for the night. Congratulations to all the students who exhibited their work in the show.
The Year 11/12 Working on Water Program run by the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) was undertaken by Rosny College students involved in Marine Biology and Maritime Operations. Rosny College would like to thank TSIC CEO Julian Harrington and TSIC Project Manager Courtney Quinn-McCabe for their planning, initiative and support. Rosny College would like to recognise the sponsorship of the working on water program given by of Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Seafood & Maritime Training, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Tassal, Petuna and the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association. Thank you to all presenters who spoke to us during the two-day excursion.
Late last month our Theatre Performance class performed a season of Louis Nowra’s Australian play Cosi in the Rosny College Auditorium.
Set in a mental institution in 1970, Così is Louis Nowra’s second semi-autobiographical play. Lewis has recently left university and takes up a job directing Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte. Lewis becomes emotionally involved with his inmates' lives as his operatic production lurches forward and the anti-Vietnam protests take place in the streets outside.
Students performed to three enthusiastic audiences.