Dear Parents and Carers,
On Monday I was with educators from around the country attending the AI in Education conference in Melbourne. Attending this conference was an invaluable experience. The conference offered a unique opportunity to stay at the forefront of educational innovation and explore how AI technologies can be harnessed to improve the overall quality of education in our schools. As a principal, engaging in this event provided me with a greater understanding of the latest AI trends, tools, and strategies that can be employed to enhance teaching and learning in schools.
One of the significant benefits of attending the AI in Education conference was the chance to network and collaborate with fellow educators, industry leaders, and experts in the field. This exchange of ideas and experiences will, no doubt, lead to some innovative solutions to the challenges faced by schools into the future. Additionally, it offers the opportunity to learn best practices from other educational institutions that have successfully integrated AI into their curriculum, assessment, and administrative processes. By staying informed about the latest developments and engaging in dialogue with peers, we as educators can make well-informed decisions regarding the adoption of AI technologies that can positively impact the educational experience for both students and teachers in our schools.
I asked AI for 5 fun facts about AI for a school newsletter, here is the response.
AI in Gaming: AI is used in creating intelligent opponents in video games. These virtual opponents can adapt to a player's actions, providing a challenging and engaging gaming experience.
AI in Art: AI can create art! There are AI algorithms that generate unique pieces of art, music, and even poetry. This fusion of technology and creativity is fascinating.
AI in Healthcare: AI is helping doctors and researchers diagnose diseases and discover new treatments. Machine learning models can analyse medical data to predict patient outcomes and assist in personalised medicine.
AI in Language Translation: AI-powered translation tools like Google Translate can instantly translate text and speech in multiple languages. This is incredibly useful for breaking down language barriers.
AI in Autonomous Vehicles: Self-driving cars use AI to navigate and make real-time decisions on the road. This technology is at the forefront of the automotive industry, promising safer and more efficient transportation in the future.
These fun facts showcase the diverse and exciting applications of AI in our world today.
Have a great weekend.
A Look into Learning at St Pat’s
The Year 6 Girls and Boys Programs
To support the growth of our Year 6 students into global citizens we have incorporated programs throughout the year with several different facilitators and a specific focus on health, well-being, and relationships with these outcomes:
- identifies and applies strengths and strategies to manage life changes and transitions
- investigates information, community resources and strategies to demonstrate resilience and seek help for themselves and others
- evaluates the impact of empathy, inclusion and respect on themselves and others
- applies and adapts self-management skills to respond to personal and group situations
- selects and uses interpersonal skills to interact respectfully with others to promote inclusion and build connections
Term 4 fees have been emailed to all families. Thank you to families who have paid their Term 4 fees.
A reminder the preferred method of payment is BPAY. The new BPAY details are listed on your monthly statement.
BPAY payments can be made via a lump sum or a weekly/fortnightly payment plan can be set up. Payments made in instalments (that don’t cover fees in full before the due date) must be arranged and approved by the school. Please contact the Office on 6492 5500 if you need to make an instalment arrangement.
If you are currently experiencing financial difficulties, please make contact with the school office. Please remember that if we don’t know your circumstances, we are not in a position to provide assistance. Applications for fee concessions are managed by the Principal in a confidential and sensitive nature.