Tiverton News

Tiverton Campus — Years 5 to 8

The Primary School has started 2019 with a flurry of activity with new students integrating well into the new Year 5 or 6 classrooms and working with their teachers productively. A highlight of the week was finishing with a round of Kanga cricket on the Malvern Oval where the boys displayed superb cricketing skills and gamesmanship.

Year 7

Student leadership elections occur this week and we are all excited to hear the speeches and see what these leaders will bring to the College. The staff are very keen to see as many parents as possible in our annual Meet and Greet sessions on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 February from 1:30pm6:30pm. There is also a relaxed Primary School Welcome BBQ on Thursday 21 February and we look forward to seeing as many of you there.

Under the leadership of Dr Melissa Walsh, Year 7 Coordinator, and our class mentors the new students have started their journey into Year 7 with excitement and enthusiasm. Students in their first assembly have been told to “be brave” and to try new things in the first term at the College. These could include House competitions at lunchtimes, ACC sports trials and upcoming student leadership elections. There has been a strong emphasis on the boys getting organised for their classes and their learning, to keep up with their homework on the learning management system Ollie and to keep asking questions of their teachers to gain confidence, knowledge and understanding in all that they do. We wish these students well.

Year 8

Like our Year 7 cohort, our Year 8 students have started 2019 brightly under the guidance of Stephen Brick, Year 8 Coordinator, and their class mentors. The emphasis with the students has been to get into regular routines throughout the week and on the weekend to enable homework to be completed, consolidate what has been learnt in the class at home, and to strive for excellence in all disciplines that the school offers.

Year 8 students are also encouraged to engage in upcoming House Competitions and ACC sport trials, as well as other offerings at school to further develop their skills. We looking forward to seeing many students and parents attend the Welcome Mass on Wednesday 27 February, which is a fantastic celebration at the College.

Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Primary Students

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