Saturday 10 December 2016, Letter From The Alpine School. (Altitude 1600m).
Hello again and for the last time this term. I am hoping this letter reaches you before your son/daughter has returned home.
Here we are at the start of our final week, only a few days to go, and I think that students see that their time at the Alpine School Campus is now definitely finite! Seven sleeps they keep telling me. Mind you, many students are ready to leave. There are still many important tasks for us all to attend to, and I welcome the greater independence and personal drive I witness in our students, your sons and daughters. It is a delight to work with young people in our environment and see them “doing”! They just get on with the job now, for the most part, and set their goals and review their outcomes. They are finalizing their CLP work for when they return home, and the presentation day last week, when Principals, Liaison Teachers, representatives from the Department of Education and Training and other key stakeholders were here, was a triumph. I hope you can all cope with these skills and abilities upon their return, and that your sons and daughters use these skills appropriately?
Thank you for contributing to another successful term of the Alpine School. The “Separation Phase” of the Alpine School Experience concludes for the community of Term 4, 2016 on Saturday, December 17th, signaling the beginning of the “Reintegration Phase”!
You can meet your son or daughter after 9.30am on Saturday
9:00 - 9:30am
• Alpine School staff will hold a departure ceremony for students
9.30am – 10.00am
School doors open for parents to arrive and reacquaint with their children
10.00am – 11.00am
All parents and students meet into dining room for student presentations.
Student Presentations will involve a summary of their CLP as a group (1 minute), then each individual student will talk about their most important learning from the program that they can use in the future.
Show the end of term movie.
Staff to read a ‘farewell story’
All parents and students depart.
NOTE: If you arrive after 10.00am, please enter the school building quietly as presentations will be in progress
OR If you are running very late (after 11.00am), please call. It can be a source of concern for the ‘last’ students to see all their friends leave and have no idea why mum/dad is late. Please drive carefully and slowly and remember to carry snow chains too.
If you intend your son or daughter having any other travel arrangements not with you, and have not already done so, please contact us regarding travel permission forms or other details.
With every good wish on behalf of the Alpine School Team
Mark Reeves (Principal) & Nicola Winter (Acting Campus Principal - Alpine School)
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