- Principal's Report
- Subject in Focus - Grade Time
- SMS Messaging and Attendance - MGM
- Cambodia Trip
- Prefect's Report
- F1 in Schools National Finals 2020
- Scobi Project
- Netball State Finals
- Classroom Libraries
- Our New School Psychologist
- Our New School Chaplain
- House Logo T-Shirts
- Are you looking for a summer holiday job
Dear Parents and families,
Welcome to Term 4. Our final term is always a busy and very exciting time on our school calendar and there is much to look forward to. It has been great to see our students returning from the break in a focused manner and to see a very positive and purposeful vibe around our school as people get focused on all of the tasks, opportunities and events that happen in Term 4.
Welcome back to students and staff who were part of our trip to Cambodia and Singapore. I have enjoyed hearing some of the stories of the amazing time that they had and in particular the opportunity to contribute to our Friendship School was clearly a very memorable part of the experience. A huge thank you to Miss Hall, Mrs Greatbatch and Mr Musovic who were part of this trip; these opportunities do not happen without the generosity of staff who are prepared to give so freely of their time and energy. Your support and care for our students is hugely appreciated. Well done all for showing great resilience and being such positive ambassadors for our school!
Last Friday we held a whole school assembly to share and celebrate a range of opportunities that students were involved in throughout Term 3. This included recognition of progress and achievement in a diverse range of areas. It was wonderful to have so many students involved, including performing and presenting reports of various programs, activities and events. It was a great reminder of the breadth and diversity of opportunities on offer for our students and the enthusiastic manner in which they engage with these. The assembly also focused on setting students up for a purposeful Term 4, acknowledging that the term includes 10 weeks of valuable learning time along with a range of events and celebration activities.
James Riggall, is a former student of Riverside High School who in the last 12 months has been an Ambassador for the Celebration of 150 Years of Public Education in Tasmania, was our guest speaker. James was an engaging presenter who shared some of his life story and some highly relevant messages for students. He talked about the importance of following your interests and passions, making the most of networks and people you meet on your journey and highlighted how starting small and with things that might seem quite menial, often leads to something much bigger and more rewarding. James also emphasised that having a dream is not enough, we need to be able to turn this into action and be prepared to give things a go. James’ story might be a great conversation starter with your child. For more details on his story see www.jamesriggall.com
A large number of students in each Grade have been presented with Attendance Certificates in Grade Assemblies. These certificates acknowledge outstanding attendance during Term 3. We know that attendance is a critical factor in student success and we encourage all students to maintain high levels of attendance to ensure they get the most from every learning opportunity provided this term.
The Prefect Election process has been underway for a number of weeks and has included Grade 9 candidates displaying their Profile Posters around the school and visiting Home Groups so that they can share information about themselves and what they will offer in the role of Prefect. An assembly to allow Prefect Speeches to be shared was held this morning and all students are to be commended on the way they have presented themselves, the effort that they have put into this process and for their genuine enthusiasm in wanting to contribute to the school as leaders. Our Prefect Candidates have demonstrated real courage, as speaking to your peers is not always easy. 2020 Prefects will be announced soon.
Our Transition Program to support our incoming Grade 6 students is now well underway and has included small groups of students visiting our school along with visits to our associate primary schools. We have been impressed with the enthusiasm, courtesy and respect demonstrated by the Grade 6 students and we look forward to having them as part of our school community.
Term 4 is a significant time for our Grade 10 students as they complete their time at Riverside High and transition to college or a variety of other pathways. Grade 10 students attended Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) last Tuesday. It was fantastic to receive very positive feedback about the mature and respectful manner in which Grade 10 students conducted themselves on this day. We know that this is a very important issue where our young people need to be informed and that opportunities such as this support responsible decision making in the future.
A Wellbeing Assembly was held for Grade 10 last week and included a variety of guest speakers focusing on the theme of transitions and supporting students to take increasing responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, as they develop into young adults. This includes taking pro-active steps to independent self-care utilising supports and agencies available in the wider community, both online and face to face. Staff were very impressed by the level of engagement of our students and the mature approach shown to this session.
Last Tuesday a group of Grade 7 and 8 students were able to hear a presentation from Eddie Woo, who is regarded as Australia’s most well-known Maths teacher and was last year awarded the Local Hero Award in our Australia Day recognition. With 622,000 subscribers on his WooTube account, he is helping to generate great excitement and interest in Mathematics, making Maths more accessible and easier to understand. A wonderful opportunity for our students.
Congratulations to Skye 9E who has been acknowledged for her outstanding achievement in the Australian Mathematics Competition. Skye has been recognised with a High Achievement Award, presented to the top three performing male and female students across the state. This is a wonderful achievement. We are proud of you Skye!
I would also like to acknowledge our Netball team who represented the school at the Netball State Finals. The team qualified for this by winning the Northern Finals earlier this year and played the other top 3 school teams in the State at the Silverdome last Friday. Our team received 4th place in the State Final. Well done to our team for their sportsmanship and competitive spirit.
On Wednesday afternoon I had the privilege to attend a Learning Services Northern Region presentation to celebrate with students who were recognised at The DoE Students Awards. These awards recognise students who have demonstrated achievement and our values of Growth and Aspiration. This replaces the awards previously referred to as NAPLAN Awards.
Well done to Angus 9C who shared the Acknowledgment to Country and Eliza 10D for her wonderful performance. It was great to have our students represented at this special occasion.
Congratulations to Cecilia 9B who received the ‘Growth’ Award which recognises a student who has demonstrated significant academic growth, including literacy, numeracy and Australian curriculum assessments.
Congratulations to the following students who received the ‘Aspiration and Achievement’ Award for demonstrating high aspiration and academic achievement.
The Hon. Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training, made the presentations and spoke about the importance of Growth and Aspiration and how these are fundamental to learning and achievement. Students were able to attend the presentation with their families where they were presented with a certificate to recognise their achievement. Well done – these are great achievements!
Riverside High School has a very clear uniform policy and high expectations with regards to all students being in full school uniform. This policy is strongly supported by both our School Association and the wider community. While the vast majority of our students do a great job of being well presented and wearing our full uniform consistently and with pride, it is very important that all students support us by wearing the school uniform. A reminder that students should now be wearing their summer uniform.
Could I please ask that the following are an area of focus:
- Socks: grey socks for boys and navy coloured socks for girls.
- Footwear: all black, substantial school shoes.
- The wearing of long t-shirts and hoodies under school shirts is not acceptable.
- Jewellery: excessive jewellery is not acceptable. One small piece of each type is adequate. Nose and eyebrow piercings need to be small studs only for safety reasons.
- Make-up is expected to be minimal, with a subtle natural appearance.
If you are unsure of our uniform policy, please see pages 8 and 9 of the Student Planner and feel free to contact Grade Team Leaders if you have any concerns or need support around this request.
I do appreciate that the majority of students follow the uniform guidelines to the letter, demonstrating an excellent commitment to our school-wide values, but would appreciate your support in addressing the areas of concern listed. Our Uniform Shop is well stocked and staff are available to assist with this.
Recently a group of Grade 9 students supported the St Anthony’s Primary School Athletics Carnival as volunteers. It was wonderful to receive fantastic feedback about this group of students, their positive interaction with others and their willingness to help. Their assistance ensured that the carnival ran more smoothly and they were great role models for the younger students. Well done for positively reflecting our schools values of C.A.R.E in the wider community.
Our Course Selection process for next year is well underway. Thanks to families for their consideration and thoughtfulness when making Option Preferences for 2020. Receipt documents for parent approval are required to be returned to Home Group teachers. If receipts have not already been returned they will be issued to students for parent signing.
A reminder that next Friday, 1st November, is a Professional Learning Day (student free). Staff will be using this valuable time for their learning with a focus on reviewing our work from this year and planning for 2020. This will be followed by the long weekend on Monday, 4th November.
Ms Natalie Odgers
This year, Grade Time has been an enjoyable opportunity for Grade 7 students to embrace the new Riverside High school values of Courage, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour as well as learning about themselves and developing relationships within the Grade.
The work on our school values has helped students take ownership of core principles within Riverside High School and develop their understanding of achieving these principles as individuals. The students conveyed their understanding of our values by participating in a series of Grade activities such as our Rally for Respect and a Grade Challenge during Grade Time which held an emphasis on Courage.
Grade Time has also seen our Home Groups work towards establishing positive learning habits and reflecting on the new challenges that high school brings, as well as strategies to overcome these. Our Grade has also focused on celebrating success by holding regular student run assemblies to showcase the talent within the Grade. We regularly enjoy items such as live music performances, a drama skit and photo stories of events. The diversity of presentations demonstrate the wide range of talent within Grade 7.
As part of the relationship building focus, classes competed against one another in a ‘minute to win it’ competition which was run by the Grade Council. Students rotated through different games, each of which had a unique challenge. The ‘minute to win it’ competition was a highly enjoyable event, with many laughs had by all.
There is no doubt that Grade 7 students will be able to look back on Grade Time with fond memories.
Miss Anna Woolley
Grade 7 Leader
So far this year, Grade Time for Grade 8 has been a pleasing opportunity for our students to involve themselves in developing a thorough understanding of our school values, learn about themselves, as well as build relationships within the Grade.
The work on our school values has supported students to take a greater ownership of the fundamental philosophies within Riverside High School and has developed their understanding of how to achieve and aspire to these principles both as a Grade and individuals.
Part of our Grade Time saw respect themed class presentations in the hall. Items included a live drama performance, motion animation videos, a production of core values merchandise and sticker competition. The diversity of presentations demonstrated the wide range of talent within Grade 8. As part of the courage focus, classes competed against one another in a ‘Courage Challenge’ Competition in which students rotated through different challenges, each of which had a unique challenge that required demonstrating courage. These challenges included; ice fishing, blind folding challenges, human knots and building class pyramids. The ‘Courage Challenge’ Competition was a highly competitive and successful afternoon, with many hard fought competition between Home Groups.
Term 4 will see all Home Groups choosing and working with a local charity to raise funds and give back to the community, we look forward to helping the community that supports us.
Miss Brooke Thurlow
Grade 8 Leader
In Grade Time at the end of Term 3 all Grade 9 students completed a Leadership and Personal Development Program held at Newstead College. Students worked in mixed groups with a facilitating teacher, where they undertook activities designed to prepare them for their role as senior students in our school. The purpose of the program was to develop the four interrelated elements from the Australian Curriculum Personal and Social Capability Learning Continuum. This day held some valuable information and learning for all students, regardless of their future leadership aspirations.
Towards the end of Term 3, interested students put applications forward for the role of 2020 Prefect – this Prefect Elect process is continuing this term with Grade 9 Prefect Candidates visiting Grade 7 and 8 Home Groups to deliver mini speeches, displaying posters outlining their leadership qualities and intentions as Prefects as well as presenting a speech to the whole school on Friday, 25th October. All Grade 7/8/9 and 2019 Prefects will vote on the candidates and 20 Grade 9 students will be announced as the 2020 Prefects for Riverside High School. We wish all candidates the best of luck with this process, however we would also like to remind candidates to be mindful of the fact that everyone’s leadership journey starts at a different time and that if they are unsuccessful with their Prefect application there will be other leadership opportunities offered here at Riverside High School as well as many more opportunities in the future.
Applications for Peer Mentor will also commence in week 4 of this term. The Peer Mentor role will be a combination of the current role of the Peer Support Leader and Subject Mentor. Students will be provided with more information about this application process in the coming weeks.
In Grade Time lessons in Term 3, students continued their work on the unpacking the new school values of Courage, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour which form the acronym of C.A.R.E. This term the grade focused on Courage and what that entails in class, out of class and in the wider community. After Courage had been explored the whole school was involved in developing a student matrix for all the values. During this time Home Groups developed keywords and phrases that link in with each value. In the next phase of Grade Time, students watched the film 2040. The film focuses on practical solutions to environmental concerns with the hope that the filmmaker's daughter, 21 years old in the year 2040, will face a hopeful future. The film demonstrated that there are a variety of solutions available for climate change however it is up to individuals to take action. Each Home Group held whole-class discussions and began to develop strategies to implement at home, in the school and the wider community.
We wish our Grade 9 students all the best this term in their leadership applications and we encourage all students to finish this year on a high by ensuring they are continuing to make the most of all opportunities offered to them; by putting their best foot forward and applying themselves to the best of their ability in all that they attempt.
Mr Cameron Downie
Grade 9 Leader
Grade Time this year for Grade 10s has been both educational and fun. One main focus for all students has been the implementation of the school’s new values. As a Grade we have taken it upon ourselves to be the role models for the school. Term 1’s focus on Respect provided the students with an opportunity to highlight to other grades how they can demonstrate respect for themselves, others and the environments in which they live.
Students are now in the final stages of preparing for the transition into the next part of their education pathway. For a large number of students this will mean going to Newstead College or Launceston College. Students attended fantastic information and orientation sessions for both Colleges as well as additional opportunities with the defence force and future employers. For some it was the first chance to look at where they might be spending the next two years of their lives. Linking in with the values of Aspiration and Endeavour students used Grade Time to establish future goals and write letters to their future selves.
Term 3 continued on with the theme of Transition and new value of Courage. Students made preparations for course selection and documentation to leave high school via their Transition Statements. We also had the opportunity to congratulate and celebrate some of the fantastic achievements this year at our Celebration Assembly. Students got to watch the future stars of dance and music strut their stuff on stage. They took the opportunity to acknowledge those who had made huge efforts to attend school. Students also enjoyed a speech about how the ski trip broadened the horizons of those who attended. One of the most courageous things you can do is speak publically. All students spent some time working on this important skill via some fun activities and challenges.
Term 4 has started strong with a big focus on personal growth and wellbeing. We attended (RYDA) Rotary Youth Driver Awareness sessions at Symmons Plains run by Rotary followed up the next day by a Mental Health seminar. Both days encouraged students to take charge of their own learning and health as they make the transition into adulthood. Follow up sessions in class provided an opportunity for group discussion and reflection. Planning is well under way for our end of year activities, including a Graduation Dinner at the Grand Chancellor Hotel and of course the important celebrations of the end of an era at Riverside High School.
Mr Jesse Fyfe
Grade 10 Leader
Riverside High School has a new SMS messaging and attendance notifications with MGM.
From Monday, 14 October 2019, parents will be informed by mobile phone Short Message Service (SMS) each time their child is away from school or arrives late.
At Riverside High School, student attendance and safety is a high priority.
We know that students who attend regularly are more likely to be successful and safe at school.
To improve our attendance procedures, we will be informing parents/carers about any unexplained absences for their child.
The school expects parents/carers to contact the school in advance if they know their child is to be absent or late.
From Monday, 14 October 2019, an SMS text message will be automatically sent to the mobile phones of parents explaining that our records show that your child is absent and/or late from school. The message will read as follows:
RiversideHS records show Steven Scott is absent Tue, 15/10/19. Pls reply by SMS student name/reason/absent date.
RiversideHS records show Steven Scott arrived late Tue, 15/10/19 with no explanation given. Pls reply SMS student name/reason/late date.
The message will arrive on the phone displaying the number, 0418 140 427. Parents should store this number in their mobile phone under “Riverside High School” so that when the message arrives, the parent is aware the message has come from the school.
Parents can then reply by pressing the reply option on your mobile phone when you receive a message from the school and add your son or daughter’s name, year, date of absence and the reason they are absent or late.
e.g. Steven Scott, Year 10 was sick yesterday (Tuesday 15th October)
Text version = “Steven S yr10 sick Tues 15 Oct”
OR by phoning the school office on 6327 6333 or sending a note explaining the absence.
Once we fully implement Messageyou for absences, some of the other uses could include notification of:
Announcements or reminders of meetings or forthcoming events
Broken down or delayed School bus
Cancellations of events
Updating Parent Mobile Phone Numbers
As part of the process of implementing this exciting new system, the school is seeking your assistance. We already have an extensive list of parent’s mobile numbers; however we would like to make sure our records are fully up-to-date.
At your earliest convenience, please telephone the school to update your families’ mobile phone numbers if you changed it recently.
Thank you for your assistance and co-operation. We look forward to making this exciting transition, and to improving our communication with you.
Mr Adrian Smith
On Saturday, 21st September, 30 Grade 10 students and three teachers departed Launceston Airport, for the trip of a life time to the beautiful country of Cambodia. We spent 11 days in Siem Reap (Cambodia), 2 days in Phnom Phen (Cambodia) and two final days in Singapore.
The main purpose of our trip to Cambodia was to visit Takum Primary School, our Cambodian Friendship School - to gain an understanding of what life is like for the students of this school and to see, first hand, what our fundraising efforts were going towards. We enjoyed spending time getting to know and partake in fun-filled activities with the students. We were impressed to see that the money we had fundraised prior to the trip had paid for the beginning foundations of a new library building, new fans in the classrooms and paint that we were able to refresh the exterior of the school with. It was so exciting to hand over the large amount of donations carried over in students luggage, it was evident that generosity and thought was behind these donations – thank you to all who provided donations for us to take over. Also a big thank you to all the people who provided support in our fundraising efforts for Takum Primary school – this money can go so far in supporting and changing the lives of students in this village.
This friendship school project, through International Journeys is a highly organised and extremely valuable experience for students. Every day provides real world learning experiences and challenges that will stay with students forever. It is humbling to know that we have been a part of a sustainable support program that has endless possibilities and opportunities for future students of our school.
Whilst in Cambodia students enjoyed many tourist experiences such as Tuk-Tuk rides around the city, visiting local craft workshops and museums, exploring multiple different temples, visiting the rice fields, local markets, night markets and of course, enjoyed delicious authentic, Cambodian meals – the fruit smoothies are mouth-watering! Students also enjoyed tourist attractions in Singapore; such as the Zoo, a ride on the Singapore Flyer to take in the beautiful views of the city and finally a fun filled day at Universal Studios.
As with any real world travelling experience, we were met with some challenges that tested our resilience. All students that attended this trip are commended for the resilience, maturity and good spirits they were able to demonstrate to overcome the challenges they were presented with. Travelling is about learning and this trip provided students with cultural learning experience and life learning experiences that will be valuable tools for their own future travelling expeditions.
A special thank you must be given to the teachers who attended this trip, Mrs Greatbatch, Mr Musovic and Miss Hall – this trip would not have been possible without the commitments of staff. Thank you must also be given to Ms Odgers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to put in place supports for students.
In conclusion, 30 Riverside High School students and three teachers were a part of an unforgettable experience that has provided a refreshing outlook on the privileged life we live in our own beautiful country. Moments on this trip have made memories for life – we have been changed for the better.
Esther and Gabriel, your Junior School Prefects here to give you all the details on all the exciting things your Prefect Board have been up to lately and what’s coming up soon! It’s finally Term 4 and what a crazy time the last 3 terms have been. As summer and the end of the 2019 is in sight, there are still many things to look forward to.
During the recent footy season, our Health and Wellbeing Prefects ran a very successful Footy Tipping Competition. The results were announced in last week’s whole school assembly with a massive congratulations to 8F, our 2019 Home Group Tipping Champions and also to everyone who participated.
The House Logo Competition, ran throughout yielded some amazing results! House shirts bought on the school Qkr app will be ready soon for the Athletics Carnival.
To brighten up the daily Home Group, we have started the Weekly Mindbenders for Grade 7.
For 6 weeks, each Home Group will receive a Mindbenders sheet with trivia, celebrity who am I and wordless which they have a week to work through. The highest scoring Home Group will receive a reward of a hot chip lunch. We hope each Home Group works hard together at this new task.
After its previous success, the Prefect Board will be reintroducing the house basketball roster. We hope it gains as much passion in the coming weeks as it did in the past. Points from the basketball roster will go towards the House Cup. A roster will be released soon.
If the last basketball roster was anything to go by, this one is going to be a big one so make sure you get down to the gym to join in on the action.
In Week 5, the Athletics Carnival will be happening so get ready to see strength, speed, power and most importantly, fun! Once again, throughout the carnival, the Prefects will be selling house coloured doughnuts for $2.50 each so remember to bring along your spare change.
Inspired by its inauguration last year, our Academic Prefects, Jaiden and Megan are looking to run an Academic Carnival this term. If sport isn’t your thing (or even if it is your thing), this Academic Carnival will be perfect for you, full of fun activities to challenge your thinking so watch this space.
Later on in the term, our Arts Prefects, Daniel and Eliza, are going to be running the ever popular Arts Week. This year they have a lot of amazing events to fill the week, so keep your eyes peeled for further information closer to the date.
Riverside High had a fantastic range of successes at the recent F1 in Schools State Final, and because of the outstanding performances by our teams, we have been fortunate enough to have 2 teams progress to the National Final within the Development Class.
The two teams who will representing Tasmania are: In Motion - State Champions, and Five Elements who finished 2nd.
These two teams consist of:
In Motion: Amelie 7B, Anabelle 7B, Ruby 7B, Tara 7B, Charlotte 7B
5 Elements: Keila 7D, Gabrielle 7B, Sharon 7H, Dylan 7F, Zachary 7F
These students will be travelling to Melbourne in early March 2020 to compete against the top teams from all states over the course of a week, with the ultimate goal being to represent Australia at the International Competition later in the year.
The costs to the families for their child to represent Tasmania in this competition is going to be high, especially if we want to be competitive with the other states. As such, our teams are seeking help in gaining financial sponsorship to help offset some of the associated costs. Should there be any businesses who are willing to support our school’s teams in order for them to be able to compete at this competition, then this support would be invaluable to all students.
If any sponsorship of the teams is possible, please contact either Mr Richard Gregory or Mr Adrian Smith to discuss this further. Our students competing are also keen to work with our local community to promote their team identity and to discuss ways in which they will be able to acknowledge the support that they do receive.
Mr Richard Gregory and Mr Adrian Smith
We are very fortunate to be partnering with Sonja Hindrum this term in Science. Sonja is experimenting with microbial leather, which students in 7C will be watching grow, through the making of Kombucha. Later this term, Sonja will return to Riverside High School and assist students from 7C to be creative with the Scobi that will be produced. Once the Scobi is dried, forming microbial leather, students will have the opportunity to be creative, whether it’s making art, jewellery or using it in conjunction with electronics. This is an exciting pilot project and we are looking forward to seeing the future outcomes.
Ms Kylie Jago
On Friday, 18th October 2019, Riverside High School competed in the Netball State Finals held at the Silverdome. Riverside High School were representing the North having won the regional carnival back in July competing against Marist College, Dominic College and Mount Carmel College.
The girls started with a close game against Dominic College, losing 20-24. Next they faced Mount Carmel and again fell just short 18-26. In the final group game they played Marist College and after an incredibly close encounter they finished winners 27-26. The final placings were decided by a playoff where Riverside played Marist College again for 3rd/4th place. Unfortunately Riverside couldn't replicate the win in the previous game and finished in 4th position.
The girls were an absolute credit to the school and played with great sense of fair play and competitiveness. They were even joined by Australian Diamond Netball player Kelsey Browne who gave the girls some coaching tips during the breaks. Thank you to Caitlin 9F who came along to support the team as a scorer and to Naomi who stepped in last minute to cover an injury.
The Riverside High School representatives:
Miss Rachael Smith
A mini book fair was held at Riverside High School as a means of enabling students to actively participate in selecting new books to purchase for inclusion in our classroom libraries.
With the Grade 7s and 8s moving into new and refurbished classrooms we have an opportunity to implement classroom libraries as a means of encouraging reading by increasing access to a range of reading materials. With funding from the Middle Years Literacy Project (MYLP) we sought to purchase a number of new books for use in the classroom. Another initiative from the MYLP was to provide students with a greater opportunity to be involved in selecting reading materials.
Stories Bookshop delivered over 500 books covering a range of genres and approximately 150 Grade 7 and 8 students selected their favourite books. The results were tallied and over 100 books were subsequently purchased. These titles will soon form part of classroom libraries set up in the Grade 7 and 8 classrooms. We aim to run a similar process for the Grade 9 and 10 students as their new classrooms are completed.
A big thank you to the many Grade 10 students who assisted in setting up the books, supporting classes as they participated in selection and with packing up at the end.
Mr Ben Gadsby
I am Richard McMinn and I have recently started working as the School Psychologist at Riverside High School.
I am originally from Hobart and my partner and I moved to Launceston earlier this year so I can work as a Psychologist with the Department of Education. I completed my Masters of Professional Psychology last year at the University of Tasmania.
I have experience working with people experiencing mental illness as well as assessing individuals for their cognitive, academic and behavioural strengths and weaknesses.
Outside of work my life revolves around my two dogs, Penny and Abbey. I am also a very passionate and competitive kayaker and spend way too much time traveling around Tasmania and interstate to train and race. Earlier in the year I was selected to represent Australia in the Wildwater World Cup held in France.
Mr Richard McMinn
My name is Jeremiah Soetan and I am the new School Chaplain at Riverside High School.
I have years of experience as a teacher in different schools as well as other positions relating to youth work. I have always loved working with young people and I believe that my role as Chaplain provides an opportunity to motivate and impact them positively. This role also brings an incredible opportunity to help students overcome some of their challenges, realise their potential, set achievable goals and work towards achieving them.
I am looking forward to providing emotional, social and spiritual support for the students at Riverside High School and I am also excited about this opportunity as I will be working alongside other support staff.
Mr Jeremiah Soetan
Riverside High School Chaplain