Tiverton Campus News
Year 5 and 6
Year 5 and 6 students recently went on an excursion to Taskworks as part of the inquiry unit at the end of Term 3 to explore the following characteristics:
- motor skills (coordination)
It was terrific to see the students get out of their comfort zone and develop important physical and intellectual capabilities throughout the excursion. We look forward to developing this intellectual inquiry further in Term 4 through the APSMO Maths Olympiad and Games and ICAS English Competitions, and the Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV) Primary Regionals.
The students also compete in the Hoop Time regional tournament and the Dendy Sports Cricket competition this Term to challenge them physically and emotionally.
The Year 7 students will complete their 12-week Braingrow study in their DLS DNA classes over the next fortnight. The focus has been encouraging the students to use the thinking part of their brain (pre-frontal cortex) rather than the emotional part of their brain (amygdala) and to undertake activities that are positive, purposeful and aligned with their key values. This will allow them to be more grateful, to make better decisions, and hopefully to become more optimistic and resilient. These students are currently completing their own individual reflection journals and these findings will be presented to the Year level in Weeks 3 and 4 of this Term.
As at the first Tiverton assembly this Term, Year 8 Coordinator Mr Stephen Brick reminded the Year 8 cohort that they had only seven weeks before going onto their next educational journey at the Year 9 Holy Eucharist Campus in East Malvern.
It is an exciting time for these students — the key focus for this Term is to leave a legacy at this campus and continue to be the best versions of themselves. They soon will be undertaking a Year 9 Headstart program. Students will be expected to complete all set classroom tasks and assignments, continue to progress academically in all their subjects, to ensure a confident and competent start to the independent and collaborative learning culture at Holy Eucharist in 2020.
Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Students Tiverton Campus