Posted on October 15, 2015
Welcome back to Term 4. With so many events taking place it’s hard to believe we are only two weeks in to term! Recently we have celebrated some wonderful achievements across our school.
Ashleigh Dowling (Year 7) has won the Best Year 7 Individual Project in Australia at the Maths Talent Quest for her Sierpinski Triangle project. This is an impressive achievement indeed! Additionally students have achieved outstanding results in the UNSW ICAS Mathematics Competition and during assembly last Friday were presented with their awards.
On Monday night we had the opportunity to farewell our Year 12 students as well as showcase and celebrate the achievements of our students at our annual Celebration Evening held at Robert Blackwood Hall. It was fantastic to reflect on some of the highlights, personal and group achievements this year and I know there are still many more to come. I would like to particularly congratulate Tara McAsey and Chloe Eckley who spoke about the Middle School highlights and all the girls who performed in ensembles/acts on stage. It was great to be a part of the massed singing item at the conclusion of the night. Congratulations also to students who were recipients of the Compass, Academic and Overall Excellence Awards. At our final assembly on Tuesday 9 December we will celebrate specifically our Middle School students and Year 9s will be able to reflect on their journey through the Middle School.
Our Girls House Swimming Carnival is taking place next Wednesday 21 October at the Tintern Pool. It is always an enjoyable event and I look forward to seeing girls actively involved; whether it be swimming in an event, cheering on their teammates or assisting with officiating. Girls are encouraged to wear house colours but are reminded that materials that may ‘run’ or are fragile, such as streamers, are not allowed. Events run from 11am-3pm and parents are welcome to attend and support their daughters (please note it does get very noisy!)
We have a lot of upcoming Performing Arts events to look forward to with the Twilight Concert on Wednesday 21 October and the 9/10 Production ‘A Festival of Mysteries’ on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October.
by Oriana Constable, Head of Tintern Middle School and Girls Education