It has been another busy fortnight in Years 5 to 8 on the Tiverton side of the campus.
We have continued to reinforce the important value of ‘Respect’ to all the year levels as we approach the end of Term 1. The Year 8 cohort listened to an informative talk by Metro Trains and Victoria Police about the merits of showing respect on public transport and in the wider community. The officers discussed the fines imposed for anti-social behaviour and why we have rules and regulations in our civil society.
Year 5, Year 6 and Year 8 students also listened to a talk presented by Stonington Council on how we can show respect in our local community using the metaphor of street graffiti. The council presented the need for our students to think about their own personal brand out in public, as well as the reputation of the College at all times.
These themes have continued to be reinforced at both Year 7 and Year 8 Year level assemblies presented by Mr Stephen Brick and Dr Melissa Walsh. Our students are acknowledged for positive respectful behaviour and also encouraged to be the best versions of themselves. This is an ongoing discussion that will continue to be presented in Term 2 and beyond.
We look ahead to Term 2 and there are many things to look forward to:
- Our Primary School boys will continue the theme of leadership with an excursion to the MCG, as well as inquiry day in St Kilda looking at coastal changes. They have also started 1km time trials as they begin training for the Dendy Sports competition.
- The Year 7 camp at Ace High in Cape
Shanckwill occur in Week 2 Term 2 as we continue to challenge our Year 7 students to meet new colleagues in the Year level, get out of their comfort zones with a range of new activities and build strong relationships within their cohort.
- All the Year levels will also be involved in a range of Basketball-related activities over a four-week period in line with the NBA finals at recess and lunchtime
drivenby the Tiverton Student Leadership team. This social justice initiative will encourage the boys to be more active in the cold winter months, and raise some money for one of the schools chosen charities. More details to come.
Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Students — Middle Years, Tiverton Campus