FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Swimming and Camping
by Mr Tony Kent (Principal)
This week I had the pleasure of dressing down a little and attending both our Primary and Secondary Swimming Carnivals. From my perspective the experience was thoroughly enjoyable. The enthusiastic spirit shown by the students, the high levels of participation, the friendly rivalry and house spirit, all contributed to two very successful days of fun and competition. Thank you to the many parents who came along to support and assist – particularly for our Primary Carnival, and for the efforts of our staff to run two very successful days.
For our Year 5 students it was an extra busy week, with their camp running for the first three days of the week at Vision Valley down at Galston. From all reports they had an amazing week – I would normally plan to get down there for a day with them, but couldn’t manage it this year due to some other commitments – so I missed out on some of the fun. What I love about this camp – and from what I have been told this year was no exception – is the experiences challenge students to face their fears and push themselves outside their comfort zones. There were lots of stories coming back from students who had done just that. The Year 5 Camp is the first such experience for our students here at CCAS, and the subsequent Outdoor Education experiences that follow build on this initial experience.
I will be away from school next week with our Year 7 students on their camp, so will look forward to sharing with you in next week’s letter the highlights of this experience. Until then, enjoy the news from CCAS.