Middle School News

Middle School News 5 April 2019

If you are a parent of a middle school-aged child this quote may resonate and encourage you. They’re capable of reasoning intellectually, interpreting emotions, and taking a moral stand, but they lack perspective or life experience. Sorting out social drama can consume large chunks of their time, and they tend to experience emotions in polarities.
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Year 7 Term 1 events and activities

So much has been happening for the Year 7s in the last few weeks. Finding out about each other’s stories is important in knowing who we are and Year 7 is focusing on the power of a person’s story this term as they work towards producing their main multi-modal assignment for FUSE, entitled ‘Who I
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French film excursion

On Thursday 14 March, all Year 7 students and Year 9 French students made an excursion to Brisbane to take part in the annual French Film Festival. This year, we selected an animated film Dilili à Paris made by an animation maestro Michel Ocelot. The purpose of the excursion was to celebrate and gain appreciation
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Yr 9-10 Science and Engineering Challenge at USC

On Wednesday 13 March, 30 Year 9 Science students attended the annual Science and Engineering Challenge at the University of the Sunshine Coast. During the challenge the students competed in groups of three to four against seven other schools from the Sunshine Coast District. One of our groups received a trophy for winning the Return
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Middle School News 1 March 2019

Seasons: We have already had several eventful weeks in Middle School with the Launchpads (a retreat day where students had the opportunity to get to know their classmates and teachers and reflect on important aspects that will direct their focus for the year), for our Year 9 leaders – a Leaders’ Retreat and Induction Assembly,
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Year 7 off to a great start

As always, the first weeks of Year 7 have been incredibly busy.  It’s been a flurry of new routines, timetables, rooms and getting used to many new teachers and expectations. It’s sure to have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride of excitement and nerves, both for students and parents. On the very first day,
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Middle School News 7 December 2018

The last week of school has been a hive of activity for Middle School. Year 7 made and enjoyed billy carts. Year 8 looked towards concerns in the world that need our attention, love and more importantly our support. Year 9 students prepared for next year and beyond but also prepared gifts and items to
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Fun with Cake

Fun with Cake unit – Year 9 students had lots of excitement working with cakes and icings. They selected their designs and learnt the art of cake decorating. They realised that many hours of practice were needed but had lots of fun experimenting. Lollies and icing were from one side of the kitchen to the
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Middle School News 16 November 2018

Books: Are there lots of books in your home? A new study of 31 countries shows that ‘being surrounded by books in the home during adolescence may have as big an impact on long-term literacy, numeracy, and digital skills as a university education’. Reading and being able to learn about things outside of our physical world
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Middle and Senior School Presentation Night 2018 – photo gallery

What a spectacular night of celebration! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thanks to all the parents and students who participated in the night and supported all our students’ achievements. For all of our families who don’t have Facebook, we have put the photos here so you can share them with
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