Middle School News 26 June 2015

Last week we had a lovely Nepalese speaker at our Tuesday Assembly. One of the comments from aMiddle School Nepali guest speaker (1) Middle School Nepali guest speaker (2) student was how it made it more relevant to hear first hand from someone who has lived in such poverty – how blessed we are in this country and to go to GCC. It was impressive to see the money raised for the recent Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser. The Middle and Senior Schools together raised around $1000.00. As the students counted the money they made comment on how generous many people were and this was obvious by the numerous notes. Thanks to all of our families for getting behind this wonderful cause.

Several of our students have attended Gifted and Talented Programs over the past few weeks. ‘My brain is about to explode’ was the comment I was given at the end of the day when I asked how it went.

Year 7 were on their Geography and Science Excursion last Thursday. It was fantastic to see the variety of bugs, ants, fish and other signs of life that were found in areas that appeared at first to have no sign of life! I was so impressed with our students’ behaviour on the day and their excellent approach to this hands-on learning. More importantly though, it was exciting to share in seeing the farm and Indigenous local water site through their eyes …ah the joy of learning!

Reports will be sent out at the end of the school holidays. Students are already preparing for their Student Led Conferences (SLCs) which will be held Tuesday 28 August and Wednesday 29 August of Week Two. Please mark these dates in your diary and work out which time would suit. As mentioned at the start of the year at our Parent Information Night, this particular interview is solely for the purpose of your child leading a discussion with you,  the parents and their Pastoral Care Teacher to discuss their report in general and to co-plan two SMART goals. These will run for 15 minutes. We are looking forward to seeing you all over these two nights.

I hope you enjoy these photos of presentations to the library winner and age level athletic winners at a recent assembly.

Jacqualina Vreeling, Head of Middle School

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