Boys’ Middle School News

Teenagers and screen time; how much is enough? How much is too much? This is a debate where the two parties who are arguing, are coming from completely opposite ends; the parent end of the argument is coming from a background of next to no social media whilst growing up, through to our digitally saturated teenagers who know nothing less. There would barely be a family out there that isn’t struggling with finding the right balance with their teenage son and his use of screen time. Experts have tried giving recommended hours, recommended timing (i.e. before dinner, not after 8pm, etc.), using only certain apps, etc., but still, the argument continues as to what is right and what is not. A good article on this topic can be found at the following link:

http://understandingteenagers.com.au/blog/managing-teenage-screen-time/

Things are starting to get very busy in the Boys’ Middle School, with our Year 9s preparing for their examinations (16th, 17th, 20th November), followed by their transition into Year 10 for a week then their Summer Expeditions. The trips this year range from mountain biking the high country, rafting the Mitta Mitta River or rock climbing Mount Arapiles.

Our Year 8s are in the midst of leadership applications for 2018 whilst also preparing for their Southwood Billy Cart Cup to be run on Monday 4 December. Our Year 7s and 8s will be participating in our eYp (end of year program) later in December. This program involves our boys working in House groups on a project that involves creativity, teamwork, collaboration and general knowledge.

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