Tiverton Traditions saw the College Leaders host a number of lunch time activities during the last week of Term 3.
Among the highlights were the College Leaders playing dodgeball against their younger peers, the 4‑Square competition and the Coolies fundraiser BBQ led by Year 9 Coordinator Chris Martin and the Year 9 captains.
Many thanks to all the staff and students who contributed to the success of Tiverton Traditions.
Ms Haylene Peipert
College Leaders’ Coordinator
At lunch on Wednesday 16 September many students from across the Tiverton campus crowded the library to participate in an ‘Hour of Code’. The hour long activity, hosted by non-for-profit organisation code.org, teaches the basic principles of computer science and programming. In this world which is constantly embracing technology and the wonderful things it can do throughout all parts of society, computer science is a powerful and useful skill to learn for the future. Participating students discovered how it can be a creative, empowering and exciting discipline to pursue beyond the tutorial we completed together. As organiser, I hope that I’ve started the ball rolling for a few of the younger students of the school to learn more about programming and follow it as a study option in their senior years at the College. It was encouraging to see so many attend with enthusiasm to learn something new and have fun while doing so. You can try the tutorial which the students completed at studio.code.org.
The inaugural Voice of De La competition was run at lunch on Monday 7 September. We had several talented singers perform in front of an electric audience on the day, cheered on as they took to the Voice stage. This was a special opportunity for students from across the Tiverton campus to show off their talents to their peers in a supporting and encouraging environment, and it was exciting to watch the contestants enjoy themselves on stage in front of friends and teachers. Congratulations go to winners Oliver Barr and Sam Spackman, who both won a $10 canteen voucher and the title of the first Voice winners of De La Salle! We hope the competition will be back next year to again shine a light on the great musical talent which the College holds.