Posted on October 26, 2021 / Middle School
What a welcome change it has been to see students and staff back on campus enjoying each other’s company once again. We have continued to see disruptions to our teaching and learning by moving in and out of lockdowns for such a long time; however, there is some confidence that we may be moving forward into a time where extended periods of remote are behind us. We certainly have our fingers crossed that this is the case.
As has been communicated in recent days, the return to campus does carry with it other complications such as the current staggered return for our Year 8 and 9 students and being able to pivot from face-to-face for some lessons, and then back to remote learning for others. We have absolute confidence that students will adapt to this staggered model well before becoming full-time on Friday 5 November.
Pegasus Writing Competition
Throughout each year our English department runs a Pegasus Writing Competition open to students across the entire secondary with prizes awarded for Middle School entries and for Senior College entries. There are always many quality entries to this competition and the task for the judges is never an easy one. This year our top two students in the Middle School are:
1st place – Leon Jiao in Year 7
2nd place – Sashenka Fernando in Year 8.
Congratulations to both students. More details on the competition will be coming soon, courtesy of our English department.
Maths Talent Quest
The 2021 Maths Talent Quest ceremony was held online on Thursday 21 October with students who achieved Distinctions or High Distinctions invited to participate. It was wonderful to see a very good representation of Tintern students participating in the competition from Year 3 up to Year 12. A huge congratulations to Elijah Hanna in Year 8 who was awarded a Distinction for his project titled “Can we use maths to predict the winner of the Brownlow Medal?” It is great to see Elijah combining two areas of strength and interest (sports and mathematics) together in an enjoyable and rewarding project. Well done, Elijah.
Congratulations also to Joshua Choong in Year 12 who received a High Distinction for his project titled “YABADABADOO cartesian art” and was also selected as the top Victorian Year 12 entry to compete in the national competition. Our fingers are crossed for Josh who is another fine example of taking opportunities that are provided to him and making the most of them.
Return to campus
It was really pleasing to hear the news over the last weekend around the date of a full return for all students coming forward to Wednesday 3 November. This will mean that for the remainder of this week our staggered return is still in place; however, after our long weekend all students will be returning to full time face-to-face learning. A reminder that Monday 1 November is our mid-term break (no school) and Tuesday 2 November is the Melbourne Cup public holiday (no school).
TPG Mango Drive 2021
We have Fresh North Queensland Mangoes delivered direct from the farm to Tintern Grammar, ready for collection. Mangoes should arrive at school late November. Once we have a confirmed date, we will be in touch to arrange a drive through collection time.
Cost is only $20 per tray, filled by weight of approximately 4.5kgs, which will contain a mix of the equivalent of either 8 large mangoes or 14 small ones.
Please note that due to the unprecedented crop failure of Kensington Pride Mangoes this year, the trays are smaller than previous years and have been reduced in price accordingly.
Place your order today, as quantities are strictly limited! Orders are open until the 29 October 2021, unless sold out prior.
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