The school year has ended with a very exciting last two weeks of school. Our Year 7s and 8s have been actively involved in our eYp (end of year program) which has had them looking at classic TV programs from the earlier years such as MASH, Brady Bunch, Happy Days, etc. They have been looking at the history of these programs, the values demonstrated within them, and some of the key messages that these programs were portraying. Along with this, they have been actively involved in dramatic recreations, artistic and creative set constructions, as well as the musical elements associated with the TV shows. It has provided an opportunity for all students to participate actively and use their strengths to add to their House performance. Along with these TV shows, they have also been involved in engineering activities, minute-to-win-it games, sporting activities and ethical lectures on space travel and leadership, all aimed at earning points for their House in the aim to be crowned the winning eYp House of 2017.
Our Year 9s have been out on their summer expeditions, which has seen them rafting the Mitta Mitta River, mountain biking the high country or rock climbing Mount Arapiles in Western Victoria. This was their last outdoor education camp and a great opportunity to spend some quality time with their peers, whilst also being pushed physically and psychologically. The camps were a real success and I would like to say a big thank you to the staff who helped to make these trips such a success.
I would like to say thank you to all the families of the Boys’ Middle School for their assistance in 2017. It has been a fantastic year with some amazing achievements by our boys academically, sportingly, musically and in many other areas. I hope everyone has a great summer break and I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year. I wish our Year 9s all the best as they venture into the Senior College and I look forward to seeing everyone when they return for 2018.