What a wonderful first semester at MITS! We’ve been visited by the Prime Minister, the Governor General, the Treasurer and many more special guests. The students have cheered for the Tigers at Dreamtime, formed friendships with peers from across the NT and Victoria and have stretched themselves in the classroom every day.
At this time of year I can’t help but reflect on how remarkable our students are. As I type, I can see through my window that it’s grey, raining and cold outside. For our Top End students, being away from the dry season takes great strength. For our Victorian students, while the weather is similar at home, the cold can make being away from home and from family that little bit harder. Every one of our 22 students is finishing the term strongly and they should feel so proud of their achievements this semester.
We now look ahead to Term 3. At MITS, we call this “the Premiership Term”. It’s the term in which we see our students really stretch themselves in the classroom in preparation for their new schools. It’s also the term in which we consider each student’s placement at their Partner School – it’s important that we see students trying their hardest in the classroom and living by the MITS values every day. And, the students will also have the opportunity to go on our Outdoor Education Camp from 2-6 September.
Over the break, I encourage our parents to talk with your young people about the opportunities that lie ahead. Take the time to read your child’s school report together, reflect on their achievements and set goals for next semester. If you have questions about their reports, please give us a call.
For now, I wish our whole MITS community a very happy and safe winter break.