Year 8 is a challenging year academically, with students expected to develop greater independence in their studies. Our program is designed to provide a rigorous and engaging learning experience, with a focus on developing essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication.
In addition to their academic pursuits, Year 8 students also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. From sports to music to lunchtime clubs, there is something for every student to get involved in. These activities provide students with opportunities to develop their interests, make new friends, and develop valuable skills such as leadership and teamwork.
But let’s hear what the students said when asked about the highlights of the year so far.
“So far, the term has been pretty good. Everyone (Year 7-9) gets on the buses for their Friday sport and it’s a perfect way to cruise into the weekend. This year is going to be great. We’re learning how to become independent and work together as a team”.
-Sarah and Samantha
“We get to learn about God in Foundations and I also get to cook and draw in my electives and Friday sport is entertaining. I have surfing”.
“My highlights so far in Year 8 are what we do every morning in PC, learning about Polynesia in English/ Humanities and reading Wild Pork and Watercress”.
“I liked going to the pool in Launchpad. Hanging out with my mates and playing cricket for school have been the highlights of this year so far”.
“My highlights are my friends, swimming during Launchpad and playing in the library at breaks”.
Looking forward, we are excited to see what the rest of the year holds for our Year 8 students. We are confident that they will continue to grow and thrive, both academically and personally, as they navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Helen Douglas, Year 8 YLC