Boys’ Middle School News

It’s been a very busy last two weeks for the boys as all year levels have worked through end of year assessments and examinations. It has been an opportunity for our Year 7s to be exposed to examination style assessments and therefore has them practising appropriate techniques for revising for such assessments. Our Year 8s were able to further hone their techniques, whilst official examinations in our CM Wood Centre alongside our Year 10 and 11 students challenged our Year 9s.

Following exams, the Year 9s have been working through a week of transition that has included them being in their form classes for 2018, working pastorally with their mentors for next year as well as beginning some core subjects and any VCE subject or elective they will be doing next year. The last part of last week saw our Year 9s completing their City Investigation Task where they grouped together with peers to research and prepare a presentation on a focus question about Melbourne. It involved them visiting the city on Thursday, taking photos, videos and collecting data via surveys.

Our Year 8s have been working hard to complete set core work before the Wednesday 6 December when their End of Year Program begins. 8D was involved in the Year 8 Performing Arts Night which included a variety of musical and dramatic acts that was very entertaining. On Friday 1 December all Year 8s were involved in Medieval Day where they had the opportunity to get dressed in theme and then participate in a number of fun and engaging activities that highlighted life in the medieval times.

Our Year 7s have been focussing on their work of late, including an end of year test for Mathematics which has been great practice for them in terms of study techniques and exam preparation. On Tuesday 28 November all Year 7s went to Healesville Sanctuary as part of their Science study and it was wonderful to hear feedback from the Sanctuary as to the quality of our students.

I’d like to wish our Year 9s all the best as they head off on their Summer Expeditions; mountain biking the high country, white water rafting the Mitta Mitta or rock climbing Mount Arapiles. It is a wonderful week and I’m sure they will have a great time.

Our Year 8s have their Billy Cart day on Monday 4 December, whilst both Year 7 & 8s start the End of Year Program (EYP) on Wednesday.

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