FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Transition, Culture and Trips
by Mr Tony Kent
Today we have welcomed the Year 7 class of 2018 into the secondary school as part of our orientation program – we have an outstanding group of young men and women who are preparing to make this important transition in their schooling.
In addition to our own Year 6 students, who we know very well, it was lovely to welcome a significant number of new students from both local schools and further abroad, who will be joining us next year. Today’s program allowed us to share our unique culture with the new group of students joining our school, introduce the students to some key differences in high school and to give students an opportunity to meet many of their teachers.
It has been a particularly busy week for our Year 6 students, who returned yesterday from their annual Year 6 Canberra Trip. From all reports they had a great week together with their teachers and learnt much about our nation’s capital, history and politics.
For our Year 12’s there are just a few more days left of the HSC experience. On Sunday week they celebrate together at their Year 12 Formal and, following this, more than half the class will head off on our Year 12 service trip to Vanuatu – the amazing MAD trip – our schoolies alternative. It is one of my real pleasures to have the opportunity to accompany our Year 12’s on this trip, so I will share a little more of that experience in an upcoming newsletter.
For now I trust you are surviving the rush towards the year end and Christmas – it is hard to believe we only have less than 5 weeks left of school. Hang on for the ride!