It has been an historic term for Canning College with a group of Mid-Year WA Universities’ Foundation Program students becoming the first to complete a year-long course entirely online.
This is a great achievement for the students, who have continued to study towards university entry despite being unable to join us on campus. It is also very satisfying to our teachers and support staff, who have been asked to learn new systems in order to deliver the program to the same high standards that have been the hallmark of Canning College for many years.
While online learning has allowed students to continue their studies from the comfort of their own homes, we hope they will have an opportunity to visit Perth and join us on campus in the near future.
I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of our on-campus students, who have faced challenges of their own during these testing times. Border restrictions have kept students away from family and friends for longer than anticipated and students should be commended for their resilience and maturity.
Please remember that our office will remain open during the holidays and our Student Services staff are available to assist and provide support.
It has been great to see online students develop friendships beyond the virtual classroom and to hear about their genuine interest in Australia. During a recent excursion to the WA Museum Boola Bardip and the StudyPerth Student Hub, many overseas students joined the tour online and were keen to exchange ideas and ask questions of our teachers and the tour guides.
Although Perth continues to cope well during the pandemic, the final week of term has been met with a new round of restrictions, including a WA State Government directive for people to wear masks in public. This did not affect Canning College students and teaching continued without interruption. At the time of writing, restrictions were due to be lifted after midnight on Friday, July 2.
We ask students, parents, guardians and homestay hosts to stay safe during the holidays by adhering to all Government advice.
Students should also monitor emails and Canning College’s Facebook and Instagram accounts for information specific to college operations.
Enjoy the holidays and stay safe.