The Senior school team would like to welcome all parents of Year 10, 11 & 12 students to the Senior School for 2018. We have had an excellent start to the new school year and our students have settled well into the Senior school and their new subjects. There has been an impressive commitment from students and staff to get off to a great start, setting the tone for a excellent year
We have had a smooth start to the year and I have been impressed by the students’ engagement and respectful attitude towards one another. Aaron Shen showed outstanding community spirit this term as he assisted an elderly women in Box Hill.
Overall, Year 10 students have returned with a positive attitude and are working diligently in all of their classes.
A big thank you to all the students who volunteered to be part of Peer Support and have made the transition to high school as easy as possible for all Year 7 students.
Congratulations to Tadji Ulrich for winning top honours at this year’s Trop Jr Film Festival. He wrote and directed Outcasts Anonymous - a comedy about a support group for teenagers, all with strange and supernatural abilities including a vampire, ghost and zombies. Tadji received a range of prizes including $1,500 cash, a visit to an upcoming Australian film shoot and a 12 month Gold Pass courtesy of Event Cinemas. You can view Outcasts Anonymous on the Drama Media Music page in this newsletter or on Youtube.
Well done to Riley Naidu, who raised over $400 for the Leukaemia foundation this term by shaving off all his hair for the World’s greatest shave. It’s was great way to bring the school community together, for students to show their leadership skills and for everyone to learn the value of supporting a great cause. Thanks to everyone, especially Ms Pillay, who helped and supported Riley and to everyone who had a go at shaving off some hair.
Work experience will be taking place in the last week of term 2 (25th – 29th June) and the work experience form will be due at the beginning of term 2. For students who haven’t organised their work experience placements yet, the holidays are a great time to get that sorted. If you need any help, please see myself or Ms Kamvissis – our new Careers Coordinator.
I wish everyone a successful and happy year and I’m looking forward to working with all year 10 students and parents.
Ms Erica Sporri
Year 10 Student Engagement Leader