4 December, 2020


Salvation Army Christmas Collection

Year 7 student Grace Kearney has been very busy collecting non-perishable foods and new toys of the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal. She encouraged all students in the Middle School to get involved by giving out bags to those that wanted to get involved.   Grace is needing anyone that hasn’t returned their bag to do so this week.  All bags are to be passed in at Middle school reception. Grace has put spare bags in middle-school reception for any last-minute donations.

Well done Grace on a wonderful service initiative.

Ali Foot


Japanese Speech Contest

This week saw the Year 7 College Japanese Speech Contest.  Six students prepared and memorised an extensive speech in Japanese to present to Yumi Orihara, the Japanese Language Assistant in Hobart, via Zoom.  Yumi commented that all student’s performances were of a very high level.  Pronunciation, intonation and speech performance (eye contact, speed & voice) were all taken into consideration with the judging.  It is my pleasure to announce that first place was awarded to Ruby Ball, with Lily Ayre in second position and Iona Hamilton taking out third.  Congratulations must also go to Lincoln Giasli, Elise Kingston and Tahlia Muller for their efforts.  I think the students found the whole experience to be very rewarding!

Jenny Banbury
Coordinator of Japanese


Year 8 French

Year 8 French students were treated to a French cultural experience to celebrate our final lesson and the hard work that they have done this year. Students enjoyed a delicious pain au chocolat from Manu Bakery and played a game close to French hearts, pétanque.

Stephanie Morris

Tasmanian Science Talent Search

This year many Year 6 students had their work entered into the Tasmanian Science Talent Search (TSTS). A large number of their Science Investigations were awarded recognition for excellence.

Special mentions to Maddie Hassell for her project, Recycling Coffee Cups, which was awarded equal First in Tasmania, and Lilly Gurudoss and Sophie Storay for their project, Ocean Acidification, finishing in the top 25 Australian BHP awards.

Year 6 Individual investigation Merit awards were presented to Sophie Christie, Emily Frame, Christo Kamara, Meg Kilby, Oliver, Knight-Leighton, Lachlan Corp, Matias Munzoz-Lagos, Aidan Van der Aa and Jack Will.

Briar Ashby and Abigail Rigney also received a Merit award for their group investigation project.

Fiona Taylor

Lost Property

Middle School reception has a large collection of lost property including drink bottles and plastic containers.  Please collect by end of term.


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