Boys’ Middle School News

Being fresh from holidays is always great, but it’s also amazing how beautiful sunshine makes everyone so much happier. Term 4 has begun and it’s like jumping back on to a fast-moving treadmill – you just have to try and stay on whilst you adjust to the speed! School is such an action-packed place for both students and staff.

At our recent Middle School Boys’ assembly we discussed notions of sportsmanship following the AFL Grand Final and the ability to be both gracious in victory and humble in defeat. We also had our boys reflecting on their life when compared against the people living in Indonesia who suffered from the recent earthquake, tsunami and then volcano. It was a great opportunity for our boys to see that they sometimes need to reflect on how lucky they actually are to live where we do. We also talked about ways in which we as a country and as individuals can be helping in situations like this.

One such way is with events like the one we are holding on the afternoon of Friday 19 October. This will be our second ever Colour Run and is organised by our Senior College students who are going on World Challenge at the end of this year. This will be a lot of fun with the money raised going to a great cause.

A reminder that our Celebration Evening this year is Saturday 20 October at the Robert Blackwood Hall in Monash University Clayton Campus. It is an evening that showcases many of the amazing events that have occurred throughout the year, as well as recognises achievements by students in many areas. The doors open at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. Full winter uniform is required for the boys which means long pants and tie.

On Thursday 18 October I have 10 staff attending a session with a lady by the name of Maggie Dent at the Malvern Town Hall. The session is titled “Boys, Boys, Boys” and discusses many issues around boys and young men, the impact we as parents and educators can have on them, plus much more. She is a fantastic ‘champion’ of boys and her ideas and information are really beneficial for all of us to be hearing as we guide these boys into becoming great young men. A recent article of Maggie’s that discusses 5 ‘tricky times’ during boyhood is a really good read. Click here to read the full article

2019 sees the end of our change over time between our previous uniform and the new branding/colours. At the beginning of next year our boys need to ensure they are in uniform emblazoned only with “Tintern Grammar.” This includes items such as shirts, school bags, blazer pockets, etc. There is a Years 3 – 9 Boys’ School tie, new sports tops, sports jackets, etc. If you have brought anything in the past few years then it will be the correct type, it is only some of the older items of clothing that some boys may still be wearing (and can do until the end of this year) that need to be changed for next year. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Marianne in the Uniform Shop.

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