One of the great joys of being part of a school community is that we don’t need to go too far to find inspiration from young (and older!) people exploring and excelling in their areas of passion. There have been a number of examples over the past week of this that have made me pause and reflect on how diverse and talented our community is. I had the pleasure of listening to the local FM radio before school on Friday and hearing Caitlyn in grade 7 playing and singing live on air with the freedom and maturity of someone well beyond her years. Over the weekend, local mum Kirby, featured on Ninja Warrior with the support from her family alongside her. Kirby touched on the commitments that she had made in continuing to explore her passion in life and it was no surprise that we had a whole group of students playing ‘Ninja Warrior’ on the playground equipment during the week! This week our Launching into Learning (LiL) teacher and senior staff member, Jessie Eberhardt, was featured on a podcast with the head of the Department of Education discussing what drives her as an early years educator and the passion for our community was clear in her interview.
For all three of these people, the time and commitments that you have made to do what you love was so very clear but the one value that stuck with me was the courage that you have shown to share what you are passionate about. Whilst Caitlyn, Kirby and Jessie’s examples were all shared through the media, give some thought to the opportunities that we take to step out of our comfort zone to show some courage in trying something new, having a difficult conversation, or sharing something that you are passionate about that others may find as a surprise.
Mat Grining - Principal
Phone: 03 6434 2222
Due to the interruption with COVID-19 last term the school postponed the cross country carnival.
We have made plans this term for the Primary Cross Country to be held on Friday August 28 (Week 6).
This will be held on the school grounds and surrounding areas. Due to the current Department of Education and Public Health guidelines, we will be unable to hold this event in the same format as previous years. Unfortunately, parents/visitors will not be permitted on site for the event. We will ensure there are plenty of photos and will provide more details closer to the date.
Early this year primary school students from across the Cradle Coast region were invited to present their future career aspirations in an online exhibition.
Dream Big is an annual community engagement initiative proudly presented by the University of Tasmania and The Advocate newspaper, with the support of the Children’s University and the BIG Committee.
At the secondary campus, we have a weekly focus for our Year 7-10 students. This week we focused on Integrity.
• Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching
• The courage, honesty, and respect in the way we interact with people
• Treat people equally & take responsibility for their own feelings & actions
• Research shows that young people who have integrity, feel good about themselves, make thoughtful decisions, and lead others through their positive influence.
Year 9 science will focus on chemistry this term. Students have conducted flame tests as a way of demonstrating how electrons in an atom jump between orbitals when energy is provided, and then release this energy back in the form of light when they return back to their original state.
The different chemicals produce different colours such as hot pink, green, purple and red which allowed students to identify mystery chemicals simply from the colour they produced in the flames.
Due to COVID-19 impact around the world and the current lockdown restrictions in Victoria, there is a delay in the delivery of the Year 10 Hoodies. At this stage, they are expected to arrive before the end of term 3.