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Welcome back to all students and their families. We particularly warmly welcome all our new staff and students. I am sure students are all ready for their next learning challenges and continually improving themselves as not only learners but as citizens.

Our community is still dealing with the devastating impact of bushfires and recovering from what was a very stressful summer break for many. We recognise the significant effort that many of our staff, students and families have put in to help the recovery effort over the break.
Wodonga Middle Years College will continue to do everything we can to support students to begin the school year on a positive note. Please contact the school if you feel that your child needs extra support at school to start the school year.

At Wodonga Middle Years College, we care for each student. This year we will continue sending text messages to parents when students are absent and the school has not been notified by a parent. This is a way of ensuring that each student is accounted for and parents are aware when students are absent. We thank families for working with us by contacting the College regarding their child’s absence and welcome any feedback.

We expect positive behaviours from our students at Wodonga Middle Years College and we explicitly teach these values through our CARE program. C stands for Care for relationships; A stands for Achievement through Aspiration; R stands for Respect and Resilience; and E stands for Engagement. The CARE program assists us to teach students expected social behaviours. Research has found this is the most effective response for preventing school-based behaviour problems including school violence and bullying. Teaching and supporting social behavioural skills to students creates student behavioural health and also contributes to academic support systems. Ask your child if they have received a C.A.R.E reward this week!

Maree Cribbes
Campus Principal

 

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