FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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20 May, 2022

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Servant leadership, developing ‘social currency’ through EY8

It is inspiriting to report the passion and commitment being displayed by the Year 8 students while they plan and prepare their EY8 proposals.  The EY8 program provides the chance for our Middle School student leaders to design their own learning project, that will have a direct positive impact upon others, i.e. building our social currency.  This is achieved by understanding Servant Leadership.  During the past two years we have experienced times of isolation and social restriction, so the need for projects like EY8 have never been more important for both the community and our student leaders.  It will be exciting to see these projects come to life in our communities bringing much connection and care.  Thank you to the EY8 mentors who are assisting and guiding our students and their projects.  The presentation of these projects will be in late Term 3.

Year 7 NAPLAN

Thank you for the support with students sitting NAPLAN Assessments over the past two weeks.  For many this is the first NAPLAN Assessment since Year 3 due to recent COVID-19 restrictions.  NAPLAN is one assessment indicator to inform learning and understanding.

State Selection – Rugby Union

Congratulations to Year 8 students Eddie Toohey and Nate Henrys  – who have been selected in the U/14 State Rugby Union Team to play in Canberra in July.

Rostrum Youth Voice of the Year

Congratulations to Gina Kumar (Year 7), Reinard Fourie (Year 8) and James Walker (Year 8) for competing in the Rostrum Voice Youth Competition. All three were outstanding representatives of our College.  Special mention to James Walker on winning the Northern Regional final, qualifying for the State Finals in June.

World Peace Games

One of the most exciting learning opportunities for Year 7 is on the horizon.  Thank you to Mr Simon Dray for the preparation and leadership with this exciting learning program, commencing with Year 7Y in Week 5.  Looking forward to seeing collaboration in action!

Year 5/6 IPSHA Leadership Day

A group of 24 Year 5/6 students participated in the Independent Primary Schools Student Leadership Day.  This experience was facilitated by ‘yLead’, providing an online leadership forum, challenging the students to collaborate and share their leadership potential.

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