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Term 1, Issue 2

February 2022

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From the Principal

Elizabeth Hanney

Principal

In navigating the first four weeks of Term 1, it has been wonderful to see so many aspects of College life taking place.

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Mission Matters

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity

Next week sees the beginning of Lent, an important time in our liturgical year. Our aim is for members of the Siena community to embrace the idea of living Lent and have the opportunity to actively support the College theme through various initiatives.

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Learning and Teaching

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching

An update regarding Learning Conversations; key messages from our Leaders of Pedagogy and Head of Learning Diversity, as well as some insights into Horizons Week (previously known as Activities Week).

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Wellbeing

Antonella Rosati

Deputy Principal Wellbeing and Strategy

During adolescence, teenagers can experience rapid physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth which affects how they feel, think, make decisions and interact with the world around them.

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Student Wellbeing

Minna Jewell

Director of Students

In the ever changing COVID-19 landscape, addressing the worry of social disconnection among our students is a priority for our Wellbeing program this year.

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2022 Open Evening

Tracey Grobbelaar

Director of Development and Community Relations

Discover the Siena spirit at our Open Evening on Thursday, 10 March 2022!

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2023 and 2024 Year 7 Enrolments

Tracey Lawson

Head of Admissions

An update regarding 2023 and 2024 Year 7 enrolments.

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Justice Education

Bronwyn Ilott

Head of Justice Education

Our Veritas Leaders are excited to share with you their plans and initiatives as various interest groups have commenced meeting over the past fortnight.

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Music Department

Kerryn McGillen

Director of Music

An update on the Junior Music program and many more exciting music related events, including the very first Lunchtime Soiree on this coming Monday, 28 February!

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Science Department

Nicholas Harvey

Head of Science

Our Year 10 Crash and Burn students were thrilled with the opportunity to apply their learning about forces in person on a recent visit to iFly Indoor Skydiving.

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Maths Department

Therese Black

Head of Mathematics

Do you need help with Mathematics? All students are warmly welcomed to our Maths Help sessions.

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Public Speaking and Debating

Michael Petrie

Teacher

We have started the Sienas Speak Club, which will meet most weeks to learn about public speaking and debating, as well as to participate in fun activities and develop important skills.

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Learning Centre

Roxanne Summer

Head of Learning Centre

Did you know the Learning Centre supports reading and research? Parents and students can access the Learning Centre page through Siena Central, anytime, anywhere.

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Career News

Clare Timmins

Head of Careers

In the latest edition of the Siena Career News, students and parents will find information on new and revamped courses, including the new Doctor of Physiotherapy and the refreshed common first year of Bachelor of Engineering.

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