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Principal: Charles Gauci B.Ed., Dip.T.
Deputy Principal: Paul Bullock B.Sc
., Dip.Ed. Deputy Principal: Ian Pattingale B.App.Sc
Volume 2012 Issue 7 PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Europe 2012 Over the Term 1 school holidays a group
of 30 Cowra High students,
teachers and community members travelled to Europe. This excursion was specifically designed for Year 11 & 12 History students to experience Modern
and Ancient European history at the primary sites. To this end the group travelled to a number of countries and visited sites of significance to Ancient Rome, World War I and World War II. From all accounts the trip was a wonderful experience for all involved and I have heard many reports of our students’ exceptional behaviour, but I will leave more details for the full report from those involved. Having said that, I need to share two emails I received from individuals who were touched by our students in very different ways.
This email was sent to Ms Carole McDiarmid, Western NSW Regional Director of Education from Mr Bob Newton a retired Principal from the Dubbo area:
Jude and I just attended the service at the Menin Gate in Ypres. We were so pleased to see across from us, the group from Cowra HS. Just wanted to let you know they did you and the region proud. Being there for the Last Post was moving. Hope all is well with you.
Regards Bob Newton
The second email game to me directly from Scotland: Dear Mr Gauci
I recently paid a visit to Ypres and on the Menin Gate was a wreath laid by your school. I had missed their visit by one day and I would have dearly loved to have spoken to your students. But let me explain ~ I live in Wemyss Bay on the west coast of Scotland. I had two
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great uncles who emigrated to Australia in about 1912, they both enlisted in the Australian Army and fought in the Battle of the Somme. One uncle, James MacPherson was killed in September 1917, he has no grave, or a grave that is unmarked, but is commemorated on the Menin Gate and also on the War Memorial in Canberra. You may ask what this has to do with Cowra, well the uncle who survived was wounded and returned to Australia and went to live in Cowra. I am not sure if they both lived in Cowra prior to enlisting but certainly Norman did. He died in the early 1950’s in Cowra.
would like to thank your students for taking the trouble to pay their respects and for laying a wreath ~ I am sure that they would have found the experience as moving as I did.
With very best wishes Rita Carmichael
I think you would agree both emails represent reasons for us to continue to be very proud of our Cowra High students and the amazingly respectful manner they displayed.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) PBL is a philosophy the school has embraced over the last three years. It concentrates on promoting positive behaviour through the teaching of desirable expectations. Cowra High has a very active PBL committee that meets once a fortnight to discuss progress and plan future target areas. In order for the committee to be truly effective we need to ensure all interested parties are represented. At the moment, the committee has a vacancy for a community/parent representative. If you can give up an hour a fortnight to
participate in this worthwhile
committee, please contact Ms Carol Heilman at the school on 6342 1766.
Have a great fortnight ~ Charles Gauci
Just a reminder to put names on items of school clothing especially hoodies, jumpers etc as this makes it much easier to find the owner.
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