Successful Term 1
It is difficult to believe that we are now at the end of a busy, yet highly successful first term. I have taken great pleasure working closely with our newly elected student leaders on a range of activities over the course of this term. New activities for student leaders have included contributions to our current and future planning, assisting with school tours, hoisting up and taking down our new flags, planning furniture for the new senior school, reviewing our school vision and values as well as helping to construct a new student representative council. Plans are already underway for students to lead a uniform review and develop a new school wide house system.
Our new Year 7 students had a great time at the Phillip Island camp, meeting new friends and testing their personal resolve in a range of activities. Year 9 students have been working through a range of new science activities in Learning 4 Life and making the most of our new STELR kits. Our VCAL students have made a wonderful contribution to a range of recent community activities, whilst students completing VCE have been studying hard as the volume of their assessments (SACS) have increased.
I have been impressed with the number of community events that our school has been involved in this term, including the Patterson River Fun Run, 50th School Reunion, Mordialloc Triathalon and Cyber Safety Evening. Patterson River sees itself as an important hub of the local community and I appreciate the time that staff, students and parents give to community events.