Middle School

Term 3 News

Welcome back to the beginning of Term 3.  Students have begun studying different elective subjects and the transition process in the form of selecting elective and course preferences for 2020 is upon us.  Hopefully students and parents have already begun having discussions around possible subjects’ students will undertake next year in the very near future.

 

There are a number of key dates upcoming, so please refer to the list below to ensure students and parents are aware of these and other important information.

 

Tues. 30th July:           Year 9 into 10 ACE Parent Information

                                           Session  (6:30pm)

Tues. 30th July:           Year 9 into 10 Parent Information Session  (7pm)

Tues. 6th August:        Year 8 into 9 Parent Information Session  (7pm)

Fri. 9th August:           ‘Expression of Interest’ to undertake a

                                           VCE Unit 1&2 subject  in Year 10 form is due.

 

I hope students are enjoying their new subjects and working hard to reach their full potential across all of their studies.

 

Middle School Awards

 

 

 

The Middle School Awards afternoon was held on Wednesday 24th of July.  It was a celebration of the efforts, hard work and accomplishments of students throughout first Semester.  It was pleasing to see many students qualify to receive these awards, and we encourage this level of commitment towards their studies for the remainder of 2019.

We appreciate all the efforts from staff, students and parents who were there to support the students, not only on the day, but for their ongoing support all throughout Semester One.

 

Matthew Tucker

Middle School Leader

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA 2019

 

Friday June 21. 0600 hours.

124 tired but excited students arrived at school to board the buses to take us to the airport to start our Central Australia trip. 13 tired and apprehensive teachers came along for the ride too!

 

We spent 11 days discovering the Northern Territory, visiting amazing places such as Yulara, where we watched the sun set over Uluru and visited Kata Tjuta. And where the Blue Bus left Nurse Kerrie behind!

 

Some of the fantastic sights we visited included: Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, the School of the Air, Purple House, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Mt Gillen, Western MacDonnell Ranges, Ti Tree Outback Store, Devils Marbles, Tennant Creek, Daly Waters, Mataranka Hot Springs, Katherine (which included a visit from Ms Benson!), Katherine Gorge, Jabiru, Kakadu National Park, Yellow Waters Lagoon, Nourlangie Rock, Ubirr Rock, Jumping Crocodile Cruise on the Adelaide River, Darwin, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Mindil Sunset Market and Litchfield National Park where we visited Wangi Falls for a swim.

 

Memories were made, new friendships were forged and we all returned a little more tired than we left! We climbed mountains, swam with crocodiles, sang (sometimes in tune, sometimes out of tune but always The Veronicas!) and learned that New Zealand is not Japan!

 

A huge thank you to the 124 students who attended and were, more times than I can remember, congratulated by members of the public, on their behaviour, their manners and their consideration of others. It truly was a memorable trip.

 

Leah Pritchard

2019 Central Staff