Wow, what a wonderful beginning to the year has been made by all of our student’s, including the smallest members, the four classes of Foundation students! They have actively participated in all aspects of school, including Specialist classes, a Twilight Sports night and also Assembly. They honestly seem like they have been here for seven months- not seven weeks.
We couldn’t be any prouder of them, their teachers, buddies or the rest of the students who have made their transition into school a successful one. We are looking forward to seeing how they grow, figuratively and literally over the year and we thank everyone who has been involved with them to date.
Today marked the announcement of our 2019 school award winners. For all year levels except for Year 6, three awards are given out per level. They are the Academic, Determination and Community Awards. At Year 6, the same awards are given along with the Physical Education, Japanese, Music and Visual Arts awards.
Before presenting the awards, Mr Moore discussed how difficult it was for the teachers to narrow it down to the final winners due to the pure amount of quality candidates across the school. He asked everyone to reflect as the awards were being given on their own year and ask themselves whether they had worked to their best this year. If they could answer yes, he reminded them to be very happy with themselves for their achievements.
Following the awards was the announcement of our school leaders for 2020. There was much excitement for the badge handover from the 2019 badge holders to the incumbents. We congratulate all of the winners but also give great credit to all students who went out of their comfort zone to put themselves through the rigorous process.
As a part of our continued commitment to safety online, we are holding an eSmart parent workshop run by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation at school on Monday 28th of October at 7pm. Please keep your eyes out on Compass for the notice as we would love to have as many of our parents & caregivers as possible!
While you are here, check out our students film titled The Adventures of Binman & LItterlady which won the Maroondah Council’s competition earlier this year. It can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MaroondahCityCouncil/videos/?ref=page_internal
Once again we are proud of our Film Club and the skills they have developed.
Last week our youngest current school members celebrated their first 100 days at school. As well as a huge round of applause from the whole school as they came in for assembly, they sang their 100 days of school song and celebrated by dressing up for the occasion. Once they were back in their classes, they worked and celebrated with their buddies and completed numerous activities centred around the number 100. As a school community we are very proud of what they have achieved to date and we look forward to their next 100 days and beyond!
This morning we have been left stunned but not surprised by the amazing talents of our student’s across a wide variety of curriculum areas which were presented through the performing arts field. From a Maroondah Council award winning video to “Personal Best” achievements in Japanese and our Maths achievements also displayed through video, we were able to celebrate our student’s hard work and efforts across the term. To top it off we had a high quality performance of three songs by our school rock band. Upon walking out of the gym after the performance, Charlotte in 1D commented “The band are so good and they get better every time!”
As Miss Doensen said “Today was a great way to finish off the term, pretty much run by the students. Their confidence was great to see with students from across the school speaking and presenting to their peers and the greater audience; showcasing the film making skills and positive vibe of our school.”
Having challenged staff to a football match, the Year 6’s excitedly got their wish with lunchtime on Tuesday being the day. Although a bit slippery due to the recent rain, the sun was shining and the friendly banter was flowing.
Over the course of the game, all players were respectful and the teamwork was first class. The player numbers per team was certainly lobsided with there being 8 staff members and more than 30 Grade 6s on the field.
At the end of lunch, the winning team was dependant on who you spoke to and there may have been a little creative rule making from the staff at times which all students took well.
Apparently the final score was 59-53 the students way but either way, lots of fun was had by all.