The Presentation Night on Monday was a wonderful celebration of the achievement of our students and a showcase of their work. Congratulations to all of the award recipients and to the Year 12’s on graduating.
We farewelled a number of staff on the evening who will not be returning in 2020.
Thank you to the following for their hard work and efforts and we wish them all the best for the future: Cassie Ginns, Leigh Wade, Rachel Wells, Megan Mackowiak, Terry Zohs, Kim Zohs, Deidra Klemm and Lyn Russell.
Daniel Seidel is also leaving us for Term 1 to take up the position of Principal at Laura Primary School. As a result there have been a few changes to roles for 2020 Term 1. Stephen Bosch will be Deputy Principal, Jordan Smith steps in the Middle School Coordinator role and Josh Palmer will return for a term to teach across the school.
Last week we welcomed Year 7’s from our feeder schools for their two days of transition. It was great to see them making new friends and providing such positive feedback about their experiences.
I take this opportunity to thank all of our staff for their dedication and hard work throughout the year at all times with student outcomes at the forefront of their planning.
Have a wonderful break from the routines of school.
In Weeks 6 and 7, the Year 8 Students learnt and played the blind sport of Goalball. The sport is exclusive for athletes who are vision impaired and is played around the world, including the Paralympics. Goalball was evolved in 1946 to rehabilitate the blind veterans from World War II, where it made its Paralympic debut in 1976 in Toronto. The object of the game is to roll the ball into the opponent’s goal, while the opposing players try to block the ball with their bodies. As the students are blindfolded, there are bells inside of the ball to help the players indicate the direction of the oncoming ball.
Our Year 8 Students were all blind folded to participate in this sport. Students were able to put themselves in other people’s shoes, where they began to feel more grateful for their lives and what they have. Their communication and teamwork skills were tested throughout the sport, where they had to work very closely and collaboratively with all group members. All students demonstrated great respect for the game and enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
As a Year 8 cohort, we are very lucky and grateful to be able to learn and play these diverse sports that we typically would not play outside of school.
Year 8 PE Teacher
Students in Year 9 art have been working together to produce some mural art that will be displayed in the school once complete. They measured and drew the design onto the sheeting, and then worked to colour-match the painting to the design colours.
Year 12s, along with the momentous completion of their schooling, have produced wonderful outcomes within the SACE Visual Art: Art subject. Mikki Fountain, Aynsley Samuel, Emily Smart, Shakira Spencer and Savannah Brice all worked incredibly hard to produce refined artworks that display development of fine art skills, conceptual thinking and personal relevance.
Applying for a school card can now be accessed online using any device from January 13, 2020.