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Principal’s Term 1 highlights

First term of 2021 has provided many highlights, including the recent appointment of two new Student Ambassadors – Linda, who is from Ho Chi Minh City, and Risto, who is from Hong Kong. We look forward to hearing more from them over the course of the year.

I hope all students – online and with us here on campus – have enjoyed the term and are continuing to make academic progress as they head towards university entry.

Linda and Risto are among a relatively small number of onshore students this year but I am delighted to report that Canning’s reputation for delivering high-quality online lessons has helped more than double the number of online students in 2021 compared to 2020.

2021 Principal with ambassadorsPictured above: Student Ambassadors Risto and Linda in conversation with Principal Wayne Axford.

Our commitment to enhancing the online learning experience has included the installation of new teaching computers in each of our 18 classrooms, allowing teachers to have more resources open and quickly switch between them.

We have also purchased new Surface Pros, which allow teachers more flexibility in their lesson delivery and to mark and return work digitally to ensure timely feedback to students. The speed of video and other content has also been improved by a significant increase in the internet bandwidth thanks to assistance from the Department of Education. By being responsive to student needs, we are confident our programs will assist students in achieving their potential and, ultimately, enrolling in leading universities.

We remain hopeful of being able to welcome international students on to campus in the not-too-distant future but hope you understand that we are not able to predict when that may be. Please be assured, Canning College staff will continue to provide the best learning environment possible for students on campus and studying with us online.

We hope all students enjoy the break and return to Canning College refreshed and ready to go when Term 2 starts on April 20.

– Wayne Axford, Principal