FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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15 October, 2021

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Welcome to Term 4!

“Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember.  Involve me and I learn.” –   Benjamin Franklin

As we return to enjoy the many opportunities that Term 4 provides, I encourage all students to springboard their learning from their strengths (interests and passions) to further make progress with their learning goals.  Transferring learning from one context to another is such an important attribute and a focus that will continue to be in the Middle School curriculum design.  I encourage all students to continue to try new pursuits, attempt challenges and approach difficult tasks with courage and tenacity.

Middle School Buskers going on Tour!

In the coming weeks the vocal skills of the Middle School Buskers will be ‘touring’ the Senior and Junior Schools to share their joy for singing and their skills in harmony.  A great example of passion-based learning in action!

Basketball Thriving!

Throughout the Middle School, basketball participation is thriving.  So many students are representing the College in basketball, along with endless lunchtime minutes crafting new skills and moves!  This weekend we wish our Year 6 students all the very best for the Northern Primary Schools Basketball Classics.  Thank you to our dedicated coaches and support staff for providing our students with such a positive experience.

Chess Regional Finals

This Monday, we are proud to be hosting the Regional Chess Finals in the HPEC.  A great opportunity for our strategic thinking gamers to make their best move!  Good luck to all students involved.

Try Rowing!

Next weekend, is a great opportunity for new and keen young rowers to familiarise themselves with the Scotch Oakburn College Rowing program.  Thank you to Mr Jamie Bredan and our coaches for providing this orientation.

Be Year 6!

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Middle School community is excited to welcome our current Year 5 students to the Penquite Campus, for a two day ‘Be Year 6’ learning initiative.  This program enables our future Year 6 students to experience learning life on the Penquite Campus, ahead of upcoming Orientation Day and transition activities.  This opportunity is enabled through our current Year 6 students enjoying their Education Outdoors Program.  I am sure this program will be positive for all!

#bemore!

Ben Green
Head of Middle School


Community Benefits from EY8 project

Year 8 student Brody Wallace delivered a total of 115 balls and a frisbee to Life without Barriers at Rocherlea in the Term 3 holidays as a result of his EY8 efforts.

The staff and clients were totally overwhelmed with the donation and so very grateful. Brody and his mother, Naomi, were invited for a tour and the staff spent much time chatting to them about what they do. Brody was also presented with a small gift as a thank you.

The balls will be used for physio and fitness classes, casual recreational uses and sports days. This trip was a big eye-opener for Brody and a very humbling experience for him. Along with many other Year 8s,  Brody’s learning journey and the positive community connections he has made to serve others through his EY8 cannot be underestimated.

Katie Lester
Teacher

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