For the Whole of Their Life.
Middle School News - Week 6, Term 1 2019
We’re all a little exhausted, but what a wonderful time was had on Year Eight Camp over the past few days. Our students were absolutely amazing over what was a challenging camp at the Steps of Girrba on the Barrington River. Our activities included: abseiling (down a 23 metre cliff face near the top of the Bucketts mountains), canoeing (including a 4m rock climb and drop into the river below), an 8 to 9km hike and rafting games on the river. I love the fact that with the challenges I saw a lot of fun and laughter, but more importantly I saw fears being conquered, tears coming and then drying up once a difficult task had been completed and resilience being built within our students. What a great way to place kids out of their comfort zones and build community amongst this cohort of students.
Year Seven are currently on their camp as I type this, but so far they have built their camp and completed their tough hike up to the Indigenous Rock Carvings near The Basin. Keep an eye out on Facebook for updates and photos from all of our camps.
Our Clean Up Australia Day activity was excellent last week. One to Two skip-bin loads of rubbish was collected from the surrounds of our school. I’m so proud of our students and the way that they so willingly take on board these opportunities to serve. Well done Middle School!
Next week we have a Year Eight Geography Excursion as well as the Kids Lit Quiz. I wish our students all the best in these activities.
Head of Middle School