Student laughter, smiling faces and pyjamas. That is what I see as I look out on the Junior School quadrangle. It is the last day of Term 2 and the Junior School teachers and students look colourful in their PJ’s as they raise money for the Year 11 Service Trip to Fiji.
Meanwhile Year 11 students are busy cooking hundreds of cheese toasties and filling lunch orders. Another act of service as they raise funds for the Fiji School.
In another area of the school, the counsellor is collaborating with a team of students to get ready for the Windsor STORMCO in Windsor during the second week of the holidays.
All of these ‘pictures’ say a lot about our school – about the value we place on community and service. Such important values for life-long learning.
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the report nights this week and thank you to the teachers and staff for providing a learning environment where students can thrive.
Students return to school on Thursday, July 25, as teachers are involved in professional learning in this week.
May your children have a safe and happy holiday.
Year 7 Agriculture designed and produced their own MVAC Farm badges. They really enjoyed designing the series of positive messages that were displayed on their badges but using the badge machine to make the badges was even more fun! The badges will be used as part of a geocaching activity where students explore a new way to enjoy the outdoors.
We have been very busy at Prep with lots of fun and learning happening.
One of the projects that we have been working on is our new garden. The children have been busy pulling out all the old plants, turning over the soil as well as helping to plant some new succulents. This promoted a great deal of discussion in class about how plants grow as well as the various parts of a plant. A big thank you to Mrs Francis who supplied our plants for us as well as took the time to come and garden with us. We really appreciate your time.
Another highlight for the Prep children has been a visit from the students in Year 3. They have been spending some time with us to read some books to the children as well as have a play with them in our playground. This is a great opportunity for the Prep children to get to know some of the older children at the school and develop some partnerships with them for when they begin Kindergarten next year. We will continue networking with Year 3 again next term.