Celebrating the ‘Lasts’
Often the last time something happens is a well known event, other times it’s a year or so later and you realise sadly that ‘it’ doesn’t happen anymore. When we went on road trips with small children (or even shorter trips) we would schedule our stops around great parks they enjoyed (often renamed by them because of the item in the park they liked the most – the Steam Train Park was a local Lion’s park, Bucket Park was a free water park in Darwin with a huge bucket of water that irregularly tips). I clearly remember a moment in time when our youngest was in late Primary School when I realised that we no longer visited or were pestered about visiting parks like this. There was no ‘this is our last park – let’s landmark the event together’. The end of an era is worth celebrating – if you know it’s coming up.
Glasshouse has traditions like Awards Night, Celebration Dinners/Formals, Year 9 ‘Climb Mt Coolum’, Shine evening etc. They are the stuff memories are made of. A huge thank you to everyone for attending and sharing in our Awards Night on Tuesday. Over the last few weeks. I reflected on how grateful I am to work in the school community where we have the hard-working, thoughtful students; andwith their dedicated teachers who have brought them this far in partnership with the families who encourage and support their children through all the highs and lows of the year.
The last few weeks are coming up, it’s business as usual for all aspects of school. This is a reminder that students are expected to adhere to the uniform policy at all times. Attendance up until Thursday of week 9 is also important. Teachers have put in a great deal of thought and effort into what will be happening in the last few weeks of school.
Here is some specific information about this time:
- Week 8 Three exam blocks will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning for period 1 and 2 only with the regular timetable occurring after these 2 lessons.
- Week 9 Alternative Program with planned lessons from Monday – Wednesday. Students will be sent a program from which they can make choices for various electives over the three days.
- Thursday – a Year Level excursion with each doing a different program off campus.
- Wednesday – laptops returned, students who don’t return their laptops and chargers will be required to attend a detention in the holidays. All students will be re-issued with the same laptop at the start of the new school year. Laptops will be wiped and re-imaged over the holidays.