Boys’ Middle School News

International Women’s Day was Thursday 8 March this year and it was an opportunity for our boys to recognise the importance of such a day in terms of the continuing push for gender equity and rights, not just here in Australia, but around the world. Our Year 9 Boys’ Leaders discussed this extensively in our assembly as well as provided our boys with ribbons and badges highlighting the pledges associated with this year’s campaign.

Our Year 9s have been introduced recently to their careers pathways with both Ms Ord and Mrs Ruckert talking to them about options, universities, TAFEs, employment, trades, etc. They have been working on an online profile that helps them to understand their strengths and weaknesses, their interests, and therefore some guidance to areas of employment that could potentially suit them. This is an ongoing process that will involve parents in greater detail over the coming years as they forge their way through to VCE and/or IB.

Following a fantastic camp, our Year 8 boys have been working on organisation and study techniques in Pastoral in what is an important part of developing good practices for successful future learning. Our Year 7 boys are now focusing on camp with under a week to go. They have had instructions around required clothing, equipment, etc. as well as food for their overnight hike where, for many, they will be cooking on trangia stoves for the very first time.

Our cast and crew of this year’s musical, South Pacific, have been working incredibly hard and the time has arrived for them to perform. I wish them all the very best for what will no doubt be an amazing production. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, you can do so here.

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