Girls’ Middle School News

Term 1 is now in full swing and it sure is a busy one! Our Year 7 girls have settled in so quickly that it feels as though they have always been with us. They have loved learning how to light Bunsen burners in Science, create short stories in English, design a unique clock face in Design Technology, and wrangle sheep down at the Farm.

Our Year 8 and 9 girls have been busy preparing for their camps taking place 26 February – 2 March. The girls have much to look forward to as each camp presents them with opportunities to challenge themselves and develop their independence, resilience and skills in the outdoors. They will test themselves whether they’re completing a high ropes element on Year 8 camp or having to be self-sufficient on the Year 9 bushwalks, whatever challenges presented to them they will be well supported by staff and their peers and I look forward to hearing stories to share with you all upon their return.

Remember, all the important Year 8 and Year 9 Camp info is on Year Level Pages on the MyTintern Portal if you need a copy.

Our House Swimming Sports on Friday morning was a great success. Participation was high and the support and encouragement students gave each other throughout the day was impressive. It was an exciting morning cheering on our keen swimmers working to break records and our less serious novelty events are always fun to watch. A big congratulations to Watt House who were the eventual overall winner. Well done to all girls involved in the day.

In the afternoon after swimming, we implemented the start of our Digital Citizenship Program with a unique student forum. The students were given different resources to generate conversation about what is a healthy and functional community, appropriate and respectful online conduct and challenging some of the current social norms regarding social media use. The forum was run by Senior School students and was designed to give the Middle School students an opportunity to have their thoughts and ideas heard by the School. Students were then encouraged to identify the benefits and challenges facing young people when online.  It was a great opportunity for our young women to talk openly with each other about some of the more complex issues facing their generation as digital natives, with our older students able to mentor our younger students about respectful online behaviour.

Thank you to all parents who attended our Middle School Information Night recently, it was fantastic to see so many of you there. If you were unable to attend, the information presented is available through the Year Level pages on the myTintern Portal. We hope you can join us for the Principal’s Drinks with Secondary School Parents on Wednesday 7 March, 6.00pm – 7.30pm in the Year 9 Courtyard. Please RSVP via Trybooking.

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