Primary School Years 5 and 6
The Primary School students have been working hard to celebrate International Women’s Day this year on Friday 8 March. The boys were asked to bring a photo in of their woman “HERo” which is the theme of women’s day internationally. Some of the boys are celebrating their mum, their grandmother, their sisters, and other sporting celebrities such as Ellis Perry, Sally Pearson and Sam Kerr. Even Queen Fiona from Shrek gets a mention for her bravery and heroism!! We look forward to Primary School Captain Lucas Excel delivering the Primary School assembly speech in relation to this topic this week. Below is a photo of our HERo wall on the Tiverton Campus.
We also wish our Year 5 and 6 classes all the best for their respective camps over the next few weeks. The Year 5 class will be heading to Sovereign Hill under the guidance of Ben Ahern and the Year 6 students will be headed to Cave Hill Creek the following week with Mr Terry Atkins and Mr Andrew Kearns. We hope the boys are enriched by these learning experiences.
The Year 7 students continue to settle well into the College and the two themes of “organisation” and “responsible computer use” has resonated well with the students. We do encourage students to plan accordingly for their homework each night and each week to ensure the work is done and stress levels are reduced. We will continue to reiterate at the College that the laptops are for educational purposes only. Students can access the library before and after school, and at recess and lunchtimes in order to complete any work. However, we have a strict no gaming policy as students are encouraged to concentrate within class in order to learn and to respect others in the classroom environment. Also, lunchtime and recesses are used to eat healthy food, play with friends and socialise in a non-online environment.
The Year 7 immunisations will occur on Tuesday 26 March and thank you to all families who returned the immunisation cards. All Year 7 students are requested to wear their sports uniform on Tuesday. Please consume a full breakfast in the morning and remain well hydrated in the days prior to the immunisation session.
The Year 8 students will be focusing on the key issue of “respect” over the coming weeks at our Year Level Assemblies. The focus will begin on respect for one self with an appreciation on grooming and hygiene but also healthy eating habits. We know that learning and memory are adversely affected by unhealthy diets and so we strongly suggest to all our students that breakfast is essential before school and healthy snacks and lunch are provide to optimise learning opportunities and development for all our students.
Coming weeks will focus on respect for others within the school community and outside of the school community in line with our College values.
Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Students (Middle Years)