Boys’ Middle School News

I have just returned from one of the most amazing weeks I’ve had at work. As hard as it is to leave my wife and young family for a week, I must admit I do love going on camp with the students. I was fortunate enough to be part of the Year 8 team this year that travelled to Myrtleford, which is situated near the base of Mount Buffalo. This camp has our boys rock climbing and abseiling, riding a 240-metre flying fox, sliding down a 7-metre vertical drop slide, riding bikes into town, as well as hiking to the top of Mount Buffalo and camping alongside Lake Catani. I was great to see them work cooperatively together, to support and encourage each other, and to see them achieve some amazing personal goals and accomplishments. I am incredibly proud of them for their efforts this week.

I am just as proud of the Year 9s after speaking to the staff who accompanied our boys on the hikes along the Great Ocean Walk. This is a physically challenging camp with warm weather, heavy packs and undulating terrain. All staff have mentioned how impressed they were with the effort and determination of their group, as well as the support they provided to each other. This is a camp where they can look back on with a real sense of accomplishment and fulfilment.

I would like to wish the cast of our school musical, South Pacific, all the best as they get ever-so-closer to their performance days. It is the culmination of a lot of very hard work and commitment, and is always something they remember well after school has finished. It will be an amazing show and I encourage all members of our community to come along for one of the shows.

 

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