Great achievements and engagement in all areas of the school
There are so many exciting things happening at present for many students, staff and families. It is wonderful to witness the fantastic achievements of so many members of our community. These activities cover a whole range of areas and continue to impress me as students demonstrate their resilience, creativity, enthusiasm and pursuit of personal excellence.
Our Year 5 Production is almost ready for the stage and as always is a wonderful learning experience for the students as they undertake the range of tasks needed to develop a performance from an idea to the stage. Our secondary students have also been very busy with long hours of rehearsal and development for the secondary production of ‘Grease’ that will take to the stage to entertain us in early August. These productions allow many students to be involved in this creative process and to experience a sense of success as they culminate in a public performance.
We have also had students experience and celebrate success in the sporting arena with football, gymnastics, netball and cross country. It is also really enjoyable just to walk around the school at recess and lunch and see how many of our students engage with each other over sport. Every inch of concrete is in high demand for down ball from Kinder students to Year 12s and they thoroughly enjoy the competition and comradery.
Our classrooms are also buzzing with excitement as students take on the challenge of problem solving, being creative in a range of formats and learning new skills all while building strong and positive relationships with their teachers and peers. We have begun to talk to several groups about their future plans. Our Year 6 students have begun the process of transition to high school, our Year 10s have started conversations about how the HSC works and what pathways they would like to explore for their future and the Year 12 students are finalising plans for their post school options. Nothing stays the same and our students thrive on these opportunities and we love watching them pursue the challenge.
This week we have farewelled Paul Dolan, our Head of Primary Sport. His contributions to the school over the last eighteen months have been valued and we wish him well in his new venture.
Mrs Carmel Spry