Today the Middle School was buzzing with the 2022 Year 6 and Year 7 students enjoying an action-packed orientation day. A day full of energy, creativity and collaboration.
There was excitement meeting new classmates, new teachers and mentors, plenty of House spirit in our House competition and many opportunities to experience new things in the specialist learning domains of food technology, textiles and design, digital technologies and coding, scientific research, orienteering and sport and languages. The key outcome was for every student to feel that they belong, that they feel comfortable to be themselves and to contribute positively to their learning community. The greatest daily test of courage is to be oneself! This is can only be truly tested in real-world situations. I encourage every student to ‘live’ this learning lesson, it is certainly a life-long behaviour and quality that is highly desirable in every social setting. Thank you to our Year 8 Peer Leaders and the Year 9 Student Leaders for their servant leadership to assist with the learning program and guide our Middle School students of 2022.
From today, I hope that our ‘new’ Middle School students feel energised and connected ahead of the formal start of the academic year next February.
Ben Green Head of Middle School
Year 8 students Adelaide Ambrose, Zoe Ballantyne and Layla Dyson-Oliver shared some great results at the state ‘Infinite Spirit‘ cheerleading and dance competition in Hobart last weekend. The girls are all part of local team “Allstar Cheer and Dance”.
Layla and Zoe were in the Open Level 3 winning cheer team ‘Odin’. Layla, Zoe and Adelaide were all part of Senior Level 2 cheer team ‘Aura’ who came second. Adelaide also came third as part of the Junior Level 1 cheer team ‘Apollo’. Layla won the overall Solo/Duo Grand Champion for the highest scoring solo performance.