FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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6 August, 2021

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Learning by Doing, Deep Understanding!

A key focus in the Middle School is to provide real-life, authentic learning opportunities.  Making connections to concepts and questions through creating and making are critical elements to ensure students are utilising creative and analytical thinking skills.  This week some highlights of this approach have been:

Year 6 students investigating their ‘passion projects’, highlighting creative skills and collaborative learning,

Year 7 students exploring the impact of surface area upon their parachute designs, focusing on prototyping and testing, reviewing and re-designing,

Year 8 students preparing for their week-long Odyssey to the Valley campus, promoting life skills in being prepared, organised and responsible.

These examples, align with the College’s SOC2035 Strategic Vision, promoting the importance of the development of Learner Attributes, along with deep understanding through an engaging approach to learning.

Ben Green
Head of Middle School


 

Parent – Student – Teacher Conferences

A reminder to our Year 6 and Year 8 families that these conferences are quickly approaching, please book conference sessions via the link communicated from the Middle School reception.


Trees for Change


Image: Huon News

Year 8 student Lily Ayre has featured in the Huon News and spoken on ABC radio about her EY8 project Trees for Change.

Inspired by a story on ABC on conservation, Lily has connected with farmers in the Huon Valley and organised donations of trees to plant out land by the river to protect riverbanks from erosion.   Through raising money, Lily has joined with Plants for Tasmania Nursery in Ridgway to supply the trees. So far she has around 200 trees.

Those interested in supporting Lily’s project can go to her website treesforchange.org.au.

Well done Lily on a fantastic project.

Ben Green
Head of Middle School


Student Achievement

Matias Muñoz Lagos (Year 7) has been selected for the Tasmanian Soccer Under 14 Team as goalkeeper. Matías is the youngest of the group being a year younger than the rest of the team. We wish him all the best for his upcoming matches.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

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