This term has commenced with a number of key in-person events that remind us how much better school life is when we are all together on site. My congratulations and thanks to all involved in preparing for and participating in the following events.
In week two of term 3, each year level team held its annual mid-year awards ceremony. At Years 7-10, the top 20 academic achievers (based on semester one reports) and the top 10 academic endeavour students were acknowledged. At Year 11 we also celebrated semester one subject award winners. The ceremonies were held in our Performing Arts Centre and family members were invited to share in the event.
This year we also added some additional awards based on the PROSPER model (positivity, relationships, outcomes, strengths, purpose, engagement and resilience), our whole school approach to student learning and wellbeing that acknowledges the inter-related importance of all these elements.
Week three commenced with our mid-year Music Concert, where every ensemble across the school had their moment in the spotlight. The performance standard was extremely high and it was very hard to pick a favourite, although I did find myself driving home re-listening to the final song of the show, Adele’s Skyfall, performed brilliantly on the night by Mr O’Sullivan’s VCE Music Class Band.
I know from speaking to Performing Arts Head Ms Bec Perkin and the Instrumental Music staff, how proud they were of the students’ performances.
Year 12 Formal
After two years of cancelled formals, this year's Year 12s were excited to be able to come together to celebrate as a year level with their teachers at The Lincoln of Toorak. Given the rising costs of such events, School Council generously subsidised ticket prices so they remained at previous levels and attendance was very high.
Well done to the Senior School team and the Student Formal Committee who did an outstanding job organising this long-awaited evening, which included a very humorous and inclusive Formal video.