Gifted and Talented Report

Welcome to the new year! I hope your daughter has settled into 2024 very quickly and is enjoying her learning.

A welcome to Year 7 students and families into the Newman Program. I have had a chance to visit both Yr 7 classes and they have impressed me with their higher order thinking and ability to engage in cooperative learning within their flexible groups. I work closely with the class teachers, tutors and house coordinators to ensure students are tracking well academically as well as ensuring their social and emotional wellbeing needs are being addressed. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

This week I would like to highlight a very talented Year 11 student who has had an amazing start to 2024!

The Australian Film Industry and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts ran a youth competition – with 3000 entries – and Adelaide Kennedy made it to the final 50 competitors in the “Upcoming Talent” category. Adelaide was invited to attend the AACTA awards on the Gold Coast in February and participated in an industry finalists’ workshop audition.  Congratulations!

This week I have also been notified that Adelaide has been accepted into the NSW Youth Parliament Program. Adelaide will be representing the Lane Cove electorate and has been placed in the Arts, Music and Culture Committee. Competition was tough and Adelaide employed her writing, critical thinking and problem solving skills along with the performance and debating/public speaking talents learnt at Marist Sisters College.  Adelaide will have the opportunity to present her ideas and speak in Parliament in the April holidays- we are so proud of you Adelaide and know your passion for justice will be evident as you address Parliament. 

Email: with your answer. Correct answers will win a prize.

Mrs Rachael Colreavy, Inclusive Learning Coordinator (Gifted & Talented)


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