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Middle School News - Week 6, Term 1 2020

Posted 5th March 2020
By mandy eggins


It’s camp week for Year Seven and Eight! What an exciting time for our students. As an adult, I realise now that having time away from home with your friends is rare. When I was at school, I thought I’d be doing things like that every other year for the rest of my life! Unfortunately, the responsibilities and realities that come with adulthood don’t lend themselves nearly so well to time away with your mates. For this reason, I sincerely hope that our students have made the most of their time while they’ve been away. These memories often last a lifetime, which makes it so worthwhile. Another important aspect is the challenge element. For some, it’s the first time that they’ve stayed anywhere where there wasn’t a comfortable bed to sleep in and a solid roof overhead. I love that each year our camps become increasingly demanding in this way – a kind of way that builds resilience and courage. Thanks to all of our parents and caregivers for preparing your children so well. A big shout-out as well to the staff who willingly give of their time to attend camp. I would especially like to mention Mrs Alison Baillache, Mr Mark Costa and Mrs Louise Hennessy for their tireless efforts in preparing for the camps. Photos to come – be sure to check out Facebook!

According to scripture, God created Earth for mankind and we are now stewards of His creation. This means it is our responsibility to look after and take care of this world. We should accept this responsibility and appreciate God's gift of creation for being our home. Our stewardship of creation involves the caretaking of the environment as well as our families and communities. With this in mind, last Friday, Middle and Junior School cleaned up an extensive part of our local area for Clean Up Australia Day. Well over half a skip bin of rubbish was collected by the conclusion. It was a huge effort from all of the students and staff involved. My favourite part was the community ‘feel’ that we had - working together for the betterment of the community.

Next week our Middle School parents and carers will receive their child’s interim report. This is a snapshot of how your child has worked so far this year. While it certainly doesn’t give the full picture of all aspects of their learning and school-life, it does give an indication as to how they’ve started the year and provides an opportunity for reflection and goal-setting. I hope you find it useful.

Glen Urane
Head of Middle School

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