Welcome back, we hope you had a fantastic holiday. A special welcome to all new students to the college and the Year 7’s who have just moved into the Senior School.
From Day One, the energetic pace of the Senior School resumed. Straight from assembly, house meetings and Pastoral Care groups to the first classes of the year. New teachers, class mates, class rooms. The excitement of a new year could be seen around the school.
Now to a tough question. Will Mr Oman and Ms Green’s ambitious Laver and Starkey House be enough to trump Mrs Foster and Franklin House’s outstanding record in the pool? Or could one of the underdogs under the reign of Mr Walker and Ms Lee, leave the other houses wondering what happened? That’s a question to be answered on Monday 13th, Week 4 at the House Swimming Carnival. It could turn out to be a story for the ages.
It was great to see so many new students and Year 7’s along with ‘the usual suspects’ throwing themselves right into the Performing Arts at the instrumental group sign up on the second day. Along with all the instrumental groups, choirs and musical cast, it cannot be forgotten that House Plays are fast approaching. A student favourite on par with Purple Faces, House Plays are student directed and beyond funny. Save the date, Friday 3 March, Week 6.
Term One still has plenty more of excitement to come with the sports trials and the beginning of our Winter Season towards the end of the term. Not to mention the Somerset Celebration of Literature which is an exciting and fun event for students who are both addicted to or “allergic” to reading. School’s from across the country, visiting the festival add to the energy of the event, making it one of the biggest events of the school year.
The year 7’s are busy shopping for mozzie repellent and brushing up on their tent-building skills in preparation to “go bush” in week 3, on one of the legendary Somerset camps. There’s nothing quite like a two man tent to bring people together. The year 8’s and 9’s get their turn in week 8, where they can really show their skills in everything from kayaking to a game of cards over a campfire.
Amongst all that’s going on this term, we think it’s really important to take as many opportunities as you can. There’s so much going on so get involved! We are both always around if you need any help, have any questions or just want to have a friendly chat. This year is set to be a great year and we wish everyone the best of luck for the coming term!
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