Posted on September 6, 2016
As we near the end of Term 3, it’s hard to believe how quickly the term has passed and how many wonderful, interesting, challenging and creative have been packed in! The positive opportunities presented by our co-curricular music program is a constant and this was evident last week with the very dynamic and energetic Percussion and Brass concerts. Tonight I look forward to enjoying student performances at the Strings concert and next week we will be holding our ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. There is truly some amazing and diverse musical opportunities for our students and their participation and enjoyment of these opportunities is impressive.
During our Middle School Assembly last week I was pleased to see a presentation on Emma Watson and her ‘HeForShe’ initiative from Year 8 students Lucy Bailey and Charlotte O’Callaghan. The presentation was engaging and certainly touched on some key issues related to equality. The video they shared can be viewed by clicking on the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbEfDv9XSlE
On 22 August Year 9s were joined by parents and past alumni for our ‘Futures Day’. The day began with a presentation from a ‘panel’ of parents talking about their careers, the challenges and opportunities they’ve had and what they believe to be important skills, characteristics and qualities for students to develop. Our panel left us with some great ‘life advice’ and set the tone for a very interesting day. Following this, students were given the option to select 3 sessions from a possible 14 to go to and hear about the specifics of a profession. During these sessions students were able to find out more about an area of interest to them and engage in questions and discussion with our presenters. There was a variety of professions on show including health care, engineering, IT and emergency services. This day was an invaluable opportunity for our students to take part in to help them as they start to shape what their educational and career journeys may look like. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of our presenters and the time that they gave to the school. They spoke with great passion and worked with interest to inspire and encourage our students!