Transition from Primary School into Secondary School is a significant time for families as students look forward to a new school (or school section), new teachers, new friends, subject and opportunities. There was great excitement throughout our first transition day last Monday. 2017 Year 7 students spent half a day with each other, getting to meet new people, try out new activities and discover what opportunities lie ahead of them next year.
In our final week of term we were spoilt by some great events. On Monday as part of ‘World Music’ there was and incursion for Year 7 and 8 students with some West African drummers from Ghana. There was great energy and excitement throughout the performance and workshop. On Wednesday it was a pleasure to attend the Choral Concert featuring the Girls’ Intermediate Choir amongst many choral groups. Not only were our girls singing but there was also some impressive accompanists, adding to the wonderful performances. Earlier in the day the secondary school gathered for our 2nd Battle of the Bands competition and it was great to see Middle School student represented in three bands, each of which had their own style.
As most staff and students begin their school holidays we have a group of Young Farmers representing Tintern Grammar at the Royal Melbourne Show. I hope families enjoy a well-deserved rest after a very full and fulfilling Term 3 and I look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday 4 October.