Message from the Principal

Monday 12th February 2018 

Torquay Camp

Picture a happy group of teenagers all kayaking in the sun on the River Anglesea and you have a glimpse of the Cycle 4 camp last week! In an idyllic week of glorious weather, the Cycle 4 students and teachers spent a special time working together, body boarding, surfing, kayaking and visiting the Surf Museum in Torquay. They took it in turns to cook for the whole group each night as well as practising their mindfulness and reflection skills. This is a seminal time for building our new community in Cycle 4 and the bonds created now start to contribute to important connections for the year ahead. Thank you to all the staff who spent the week with a big group of adolescents.

 

Cycle 5 Orientation

While the Cycle 4 students were on Camp, the Year 10 students began their term with an extensive exploration of the University of Melbourne. They spent some time beginning to understand what a university can offer and just how big the different departments can be. The teachers had booked a lecture room and they had a lesson there using the latest technology. They were in awe at the State Library of Victoria and explored the different catalogues, historical collections and displays and now all have free membership of the State Library which gives access to all the journals in the world! Earlier in the week they travelled to see the The Triennial exhibition and reflect on the present and the future. They have now begun to plan their own camp with Dean – inbetween starting some really intensive work at School.

Javanese dancers

Last week the Cycle 2 and 3 children were taken on a mesmerising journey of dance to the land of Java. As part of their Performing Arts program, they learnt a range of dance moves which demonstrate a real finesse in movement. If you would like to see what they have learnt, please come to Open Day and see their performances on the Green!

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

A huge thank you to all the wonderful parent helpers who worked so tirelessly at the Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings yesterday to raise money for the Parent Association! It is with the help of parents in different areas of the school that we can truly call ourselves a strong community. Thank you again! Your time and talents are really appreciated!

Don’t forget!!

Information Nights for every child in Cycle 1-3 and Cycle 5 are being held this week. All the information is relevant to you and your child. Please check the dates on the App or calendar!

Gay Wales 

“Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.”   Maria Montessori