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Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - By BRETT KA­VANAGH, ISIS DISTRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL PRIN­CI­PAL

TERM 3 will be a busy and ex­cit­ing time at Isis District State High School filled with sig­nif­i­cant op­por­tu­ni­ties for all stu­dents.

Our fo­cus is al­ways on learn­ing and en­hanc­ing stu­dent lit­er­acy and nu­mer­acy abil­i­ties while of­fer­ing a di­verse range of op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­rich ex­pe­ri­ences through our elec­tive sub­jects.

Term 3 will fo­cus on se­nior se­condary path­way se­lec­tions, Year 8 into Year 9 elec­tive se­lec­tions and con­tinue our ju­nior se­condary jour­ney and tran­si­tion pro­grams in prepa­ra­tion for our 2015 Years 7 and 8 stu­dents.

In the com­ing weeks we will start our Years 11 and 12 se­nior aca­demic men­tor­ing pro­gram.

This in­volves stu­dents meet­ing reg­u­larly with an ap­pointed adult to dis­cuss their goals, aca­demic progress in order to de­velop their skills in re­flec­tion, time man­age­ment and study.

There is a sig­nif­i­cant amount of re­search doc­u­ment­ing the suc­cess of this pro­gram in sup­port­ing stu­dents in achiev­ing their po­ten­tial.

I be­lieve this process we un­der­take is such an im­por­tant as­pect of our sup­port­ive school cul­ture.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Year 10 stu­dents who were en­gaged in a week of work ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing the last week of Term 2.

Thank you to the many busi­nesses in Childers and the wider Isis district that placed stu­dents as this pro­gram would not oc­cur with­out your on­go­ing sup­port.

The feed­back com­ing in from em­ploy­ers has been strong and con­se­quently a num­ber of our stu­dents have se­cured paid em­ploy­ment from this ex­pe­ri­ence, a credit to their com­mit­ment and will­ing­ness to learn.

This week Year 10 stu­dents at­tended Bund­aberg cam­puses of the Cen­tral Queens­land Univer­sity and TAFE Queens­land as they con­tinue their ca­reer ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram.

This pro­gram en­ables stu­dents to make well in­formed de­ci­sions re­gard­ing their path­ways op­tions and se­nior Years 11 and 12 sub­jects.

On the week­end a group of Year 12 stu­dents will visit Bris­bane uni­ver­si­ties to as­sist in mak­ing wellinformed de­ci­sions as they pre­pare to sub­mit their QTAC ap­pli­ca­tions.

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ED­U­CA­TION: Check out what lo­cal schools in the Isis district are up to for Term 3 in next week's Town & Coun­try.

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