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26 06, 2020

Farewell Term 2 – a term like no other

2020-06-26T12:32:32+10:0026 June, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Today, Friday, sees the finish of Term 2 and Semester 1, 2020 for all students with the exception of our TCE students and it has been a semester like no other.

I am hopeful that we won’t see one like it again. The crisis we found ourselves in proved how collectively capable we are and supportive as a community. Staff have reflected and provided their learnings from our experiences, as have many students and parents. I thank everyone for taking the time to do so. Some of what we have experienced will […]

26 06, 2020

From the Junior School

2020-06-26T12:36:51+10:0026 June, 2020|Categories: Junior School|

End of Term

What a term it has been! Thank you once again to all members of the College community for your fantastic support of each other and particularly of student learning and wellbeing through both Term 2- Part 1 and Term 2- Part 2.

All classes and After School Care finish today for the three-week break. The Vacation Care program commences on Monday and runs throughout this period and details of this can be found online. All Junior School classes and Before and After School resume on Tuesday 21 July. The Junior School office is closed through the break, but […]

26 06, 2020

From the Senior School

2020-06-26T12:37:35+10:0026 June, 2020|Categories: Senior School|

TCE Mid-year Examinations

As Term 2 draws to a close, our TCE students are focussed on their preparation for their mid-year examinations next week.  I wish all students all the very best and encourage students to use this experience as a learning opportunity.  Although these examinations will serve an important purpose in preparing students for their end of year examination experience, the primary purpose for this very unusual year is to assist in identifying which skills and understandings require further attention so that these might be addressed in sufficient time prior to the end of the year.


 

TCE – Parent Student […]

26 06, 2020

From the Middle School

2020-06-26T09:18:34+10:0026 June, 2020|Categories: Middle School|

Textiles – Operation Agent X

 

Year 7 Textiles classes have been working very diligently in our specialist textiles room since returning to campus.

Each student acted as a ‘secret agent’ and their secret operation briefing was to investigate, design and produce their own purse, wallet or bag with a secret pocket compartment to hold a top-secret USB.

Students researched and investigated during e-learning, and as soon as they returned, they were ready with their templates for their design and got to work.

Each agent chose, measured and cut out material, learned how to use a […]

26 06, 2020

Middle and Senior School House Cross Country

2020-06-26T13:20:18+10:0026 June, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Events in 2020 to date have been different in many ways and the Middle and Senior School Inter-House Cross Country has been no exception. Due to social distancing measures, the event took place over the week within HPE classes, with the exception of TCE who ran during Tuesday lunchtime. The courses were also changed, with the famous hill climb to finish the event (much like a Tour De France stage). The participation rates have been excellent across the board. With the TCE event optional, it was fantastic to see 85% of students still competing. It was clear for many […]

25 06, 2020

College Shop

2020-06-26T11:41:51+10:0025 June, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Please note that with the easing of restrictions, bookings will no longer be required to access our College Shop. Opening hours will continue as normal during term time:

Monday:         9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday:   12.30pm – 5.00pm
Friday:            12.30pm – 5.00pm

The College Shop is closed over the term break but will be open Monday 20 July from 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Deanne Dietrich 
College Uniform Shop Manager

25 06, 2020

Why self-sufficiency is paramount

2020-06-26T09:02:18+10:0025 June, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Author:  Michael Grose


 

Recently, a mother of two primary school children thanked me for the impact one of my presentations had on her parenting style.

When I asked what was it that made the difference, she said that one particular question I posed in the presentation had the most impact. The question was “What are you regularly doing for your children now that they can do themselves?”

This mother attended my Parenting for Independence seminar after reading my book Spoonfed Generation. My message of developing self-sufficiency in children from the earliest possible age stayed with her.

She said that the independence message really came […]

25 06, 2020

TCE Play

2020-06-26T08:56:36+10:0025 June, 2020|Categories: Senior School|

Our TCE Drama/Theatre students performed their mid-year practical exam play this week to a small audience of one class.

The show was a combination of three plays:

‘The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time’ by Ian McWethy
‘Almost, Maine’ by John Cariani
‘Check Please’ by Jonathan Rand

These three comedies were a hilarious look at dreadful dating moments and laugh out loud relationship break-ups.

This small and adapted performance was a replacement for the large show the Theatre Students are usually required to perform in early June.

Kathryn Gray
Teacher