State School inaugurated our 2019 Student Leaders on Assembly on Monday 11th
February. Local Councillors, community members, family and friends attended. We had a magnificent turn out on the day,
with students firstly making together their pledge as Student Leaders, then
being presented with certificates and badges.
Mrs Colleen Willis, a strong supporter of the school and well-known and
respected local identity, presented certificates and Mr Alex Harslett presented
badges. Mrs Willis gave some great words of encouragement to
the student leaders and wise words on being a leader while Mr Harslett gave
individual words of inspiration and support.
Our 2019 student leadership team is:
Sports Captains Jacob
Sports Captains Oscar
morning celebration concluded with the Student Leaders hosting a morning tea
for the invited guests. It was a very
special moment for our leaders and school captains.
Thanks to all of the invited guests, community and parents
who attended and supported our students.
At Amiens, our
focus for 2019, beyond of course the important key learning areas of literacy
and numeracy, is in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and
Maths (STEAM). As technology itself in
now far from a trend, having become an integral part of Australian primary
classrooms, we are engaged with the “bigger picture” questions of how it will
evolve this year and how we can ensure that digital technology continues to
make a positive contribution to our
classrooms. We know that there are new
innovations that are getting started this year, ready to wow us in the
future. Our task as educators, and one
we take very seriously at Amiens State School, is to not only keep up with the
new teaching methods, but to exploit them to our and our students’
advantage. Will we have “virtual
classrooms” in the future? What is the
future of artificial intelligence? How will the development of “chat bot”
software assist students with research? We
focus on teaching our students to be life-long learners, ready to engage with
these technologies as well as being problem-solvers to best put them to use in
their familiar environment.