The final full school term for the class of 2022 has started, and the year level is making the most of their final high school days. After the lockdowns, I recall Mrs Binnion - the best Principal I have ever had - giving a speech along the lines of 'making the most of the time you have with your friends’. I don't think that most of the year level listened to nor remember that speech, however, it is evident that we have all acted upon those words of advice.
Throughout the year this grade has been getting involved in school events such as Trivia Night and Athletics day; we have been making the most of the places we are provided, for example spending lunch time together in the Snooker Room, chatting in the Common Room, studying in groups in the group study room, and even coming together each Wednesday morning to make pancakes in the common room.
As a result of this widespread participation in the things happening in our year level a strong sense of companionship and community has been cultivated among us in Year 12.
I am forever grateful to be involved in a caring community that I know will support each other throughout this upcoming stressful period.
On the morning of Monday 18 July, a cold breeze swept across Duncan Mackinnon Athletics Track as the grandstand was filled with a sea of red, green, blue and yellow. With fairy wings, inflatable bodysuits, and glitter painted on the faces of many, the entire school looked incredible as spirits ran high after two years without the annual Athletics Carnival.
Exhilaration ran high throughout the day, as students contested to place in many well-ran events, as the chill of one of the coldest mornings set in. With everyone wearing a great smile, the number of participants was higher than usual, and whether they jumped the highest, ran the quickest, threw the furthest or didn’t place at all, effort, involvement and dedication were put in by all. For those who didn’t compete, the crowd was always there to support and cheer on fellow people in their house, their friends and siblings.
Special events such as Quidditch and the house-captains relay made the day so much more interesting and were appreciated by those who partook.
The scores between all the houses were closely tallied throughout the day, and a congratulations to Gilmore for winning this year’s event!
The Junior Captains are all very proud of those who participated in the Athletics Carnival and whether ribbons were won or not, everyone did amazingly.