The last few weeks of this term have been busy with the many things happening alongside the craziness around meeting assessment deadlines. Here are a few of those other things:
Make a Stand
Well done to our 20+ students who stood from 8:30am to 1:30pm a week ago Thursday.. This raised money for the organisation, Destiny Rescue which helps (mostly) young ladies who are rescued from human slavery. Thanks also to those students in Middle and Senior school who came to the party with crazy shoes for the day to ‘Make the Stand.’
Debating Tournament Pizza Party
Our Middle School debaters celebrated their intensive oratory work with a pizza party on Monday last week. Many thanks to Miss Gook, Mrs Morris, Mrs Freeman and Mrs Kadel who gave their time on several Wednesday evenings to be present and coach the debating teams. We were proud to be one of the host schools for the very successful debating Tournament.
YouChooz speaker: Marc Erbsleben gave some very real and pertinent relationship advice to Year 8 and 9 students. If you would like to find out more about these seminars or are interested in parent advice you can find this organisation’s website by clicking here.
Congratulations to all our student performers and presenters on the night. A wonderful display of the talents of our students and their dedicated teachers and staff in showcasing The Arts.
Some holiday thoughts…
When all my children were still at home I used to prepare for the holidays by thinking through some of the things we would do and how I expected the time to work out. It’s possibly a lot harder these days with the overwhelming presence of IT devices and the ready access to the internet. I came across this article on sleep patterns affected by devices. It’s quite a long article and I think this statement made at the end is the most useful part:
“For now, perhaps the best advice is to support families in managing devices and technology and helping young people learn to limit their use and timing of their devices so they are able to get a good night’s sleep and begin the next day feeling alert, energised and well rested.”
I hope the September holiday is a time for students to catch their breath as many of them have worked very hard these last few weeks and are ready for a well-deserved break.
Term 4 dates for your diary:
- 9 October – Messy Games afternoon (during school time, casual clothes for the event)
- 16 October – Friday 8:45 – 10:30am Middle School Experience Morning for Year 6
- 23 October – all day – Year 7 Survivor Day in school time excursion
- 3 November – AWARDS NIGHT 6:00pm – all students are required to attend (further information regarding Awards Night will be sent home early in Term 4).