Tiverton Campus News
Year 5 and 6
The Year 5 and 6 students have been working hard to complete their studies for 2019 after completing their PAT testing last week in reading, comprehension and maths. It was terrific to see some many students improve in these categories which should build confidence in all the students moving into Year 5 and 6 respectively. This data will be discussed at the beginning of the Year 6 2020 school year with our Parent Meet and Greet evenings.
It was also terrific to hear about our group of debaters who represented the College at Mentone Grammar a few weeks ago and many thanks to Mr Andrew Kearns for taking them. Our debaters lost two rounds but won one, and the adjudicators gave some very constructive feedback to our students:
- Eye contact is a must
- More Rebuttal
- Summaries at the conclusion are a good idea.
- Continue to focus on this technique – Topic, Explanation, Evidence, Link
The students will complete the school year on Wednesday 4 December with a movie celebration day at Lido Cinemas followed by a Mass and assembly on Thursday 5 December. This will proceed after the Year 6 Graduation Dinner evening on Tuesday 3 December and the Year 5 and 6 Transition morning on the same day. We are very proud of our Year 6 students finishing in the De La Salle Primary school and we cannot wait to see how they keep developing and growing in Year 7 next year.
All the Year 7 mentor classes finished off the last week of the Year 7 school year in assembly reflecting on the many successes they have experienced in 2020. It was terrific to hear the support for the 12-week DLS DNA Braingrow program, the Year 7 camp at Ace High in Term 2, their love of ACC sport, and the want to move into Year 8 to grow and progress even more. The students also gave presents and cards to their mentor teachers which highlighted a close bond and connection to these hard-working staff members and many thanks to Dr Melissa Walsh who has coordinated the Year level with energy, expertise and lots of patience!
The next two weeks the Year 7 students will be starting their Year 8 Headstart program which will focus on goal setting and positive psychology so they start Year 8 in a positive fashion after focusing on their key character strengths, their SMART goals for 2020, and their ability to use a growth mindset in all endeavours next year.
The Year 8 students finished off their time on the Tiverton campus with the end of year camp at Phillip Island Adventure Resort. The students undertook a range of activities from high ropes, flying fox, surfing and canoeing which took them out of their comfort zone and forced them to communicate and take risks with their peers in the year level. The campers also played table tennis, pitched tents, walked to Smiths Beach and competed in a trivia championship for their nighttime activities. Many thanks for all the staff who attended the camp, including the Holy Eucharist Year 9 staff as part of our transition program.
The students will begin their Headstart program at the Tiverton campus working in teams in preparation for the Pilgrimage to Holy Eucharist at the end of the week. The students will work collaboratively in teams to ensure they begin their inquiry approach to learning for 2020 and we wish them all the best in these endeavours.
Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Students, Tiverton Campus