From Mr Phillips
Term 3 has commenced with a rush and I would like to congratulate all those students who worked hard to achieve personal bests on semester one.
It was a pleasure to recognise so many of you across Years 7 to 10, this week for your outstanding achievements. For all students, it is now an excellent time to recalibrate your goals for the second half of the year and to determine some specific actions that you would be prepared to make to bring about further improvements as you continue your learning journey. For our VCE Year 12 students this means paying most attention to preparing for exams and develop a routine that will enable you to tackle the learning challenges involved in this task
Towards the end of term 2, it was a pleasure to attend the Victorian Olympic Council’s Pierre de Coubertin awards at the MCG, where Sophie Caldwell (Year 12) was recognised for not only her outstanding efforts and sporting prowess but also her sense of fairness and inclusion of others. Since then she has been in the Bahamas as a member of the Australian Youth Commonwealth Games Swimming Team. She competed in a number of events, and won a Bronze medal in the 400m Freestyle. Congratulations Sophie on not only being selected in the Australian team but also on medalling as well – you are such a humble champion.
Many of our sporting teams are competing in State and Regional finals in the coming weeks. The State cross country championships were held last Thursday with some excellent results and many of our successful winter sports teams will be competing across a range of sports including Netball, Football, Badminton and Table Tennis.
Chicago opening night is now only 2 weeks away and rehearsals are progressing well, with a very successful production camp being held last week. Ticket sales are over 95% for the season and we expect that most performances will sell out before opening night. I would encourage you to book a ticket now you are not disappointed on missing out. www.rscproduction.com.au
The past 4 weeks have been full steam ahead with our Building Program. There has been excellent progress made with civil works during the holiday break and the internal works on the new building are really taking shape. We are looking forward to occupying a new building in Term 4.
On Friday August 11, all staff will be involved in a curriculum planning day and students will not be required at school.