Tiverton News

Primary School Years 5 and 6

It has been an exciting time in the Primary School with the students undertaking a special assembly to celebrate International Women’s Day. It was terrific to see so many parents in attendance to see Lucas Exell, Primary School Captain, deliver an amazing speech about his female heroes and to witness all the students’ hard work in their visual display. 

The Year 5 cohort have also travelled to Sovereign Hill for their annual three-day camp and the students have reported that had a fantastic time. Many thanks to Mr Ben Ahern, Mr Tom Ryan and Mis Olivia Wenzcel for leading this camp. 

The Year 6 students also went on their annual camp to Cave Hill and many thanks to Mr Terry Atkins, Mr Andrew Kearns and Mr Tom Ryan for leading this. Year 6 student Ethan Eustace summed up the experience perfectly 

Our grade six camp was at Cave Hill Creek. The first night was in a glamping tent. Our activities that day were raft building where I believe everyone got wet. In canoeing, Mr Ryan started a war by splashing our canoe. That night almost no one got to sleep as it was almost freezing. The next day we had crate stacking and log climbing about 10 people got up to the top. After lunch, we packed up our bags and went on a 5‑kilometre hike and it was long. Once we got there we just waited for our food then we did some riddles around the campfire and went to bed in the middle of the night. In the morning we packed our bags and then went on a 1‑kilometre hike and did some hut building.”

Ethan Eustace, Year 6

Year 7 and Year 8

The Wellbeing Team at Tiverton have kept their focus on the theme of respect at the College for the past few weeks. At the Year 7 and 8 assemblies we have discussed the following:

  • The importance of respect for oneself. Getting enough sleep, eating breakfast and good food for the day assists the learning process and the thinking part of the brain
  • The importance of respecting your personal brand. Thinking about the language you use towards each other, within class and out in the school yard, and out in the general public on public transport
  • The importance of respect for other people. We have focused on the need to respect other people’s physical space, physical boundaries, and the impact of your actions on others. 

We will continue this process from here until the end of term and have special presentations from Metro Trains and Stonington Council to reinforce this message in relation to our students’ behaviour out in the general public. 

Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Students — Middle Years

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