01 September 2018
← From the Dean of Administration and Business Intelligence
From the Dean of Administration and Business Intelligence
Last week I shared the whole school data regarding our students’ use of social media, gaming and the internet. Typically, we see some negative correlation between the hours spent on devices (mostly on the weekend) and hours of sleep our boys are getting (i.e. as one increases, the other decreases). As usual, expect some survey error (example, having any of our students regularly only have 3 to 4 hours sleep per night is questionable). Sleep is critical to our wellbeing, and I often say to boys ‘sleep is a weapon’. It is concerning that some of our students are not getting the recommended 8 to 10 hours sleep each night, nor are they developing good sleep patterns; they typically stay up late and then try to catch up by sleeping later on weekends. This can affect their biological clocks and can also impact on the quality of their sleep. You can read further information on such websites as that for the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep: Sleep Education
Subject Selections for 2019
A reminder that all students currently in Year 8, 9 and 10 should now have completed their subject selections via the Web Preferences Program.If there are any issues, please contact Mrs Pam Brooks on 3631 9039.