News from the Boys’ Middle School

The final week of Term 3 is here and it’s been a great term for our Boys’ Middle School. In the recent weeks we held our cross-country at school followed by the divisional event held on Wednesday 12 September at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. A large number of our boys made it through to this level and a lot of them equipped themselves really well amongst very strong competition. Blake Chrisfield of Year 8 ran really well to finish 9th, along with Sean Harris (Year 7) in 16th and Lochie Graham in Year 9 (13th).

That same afternoon we had our combined Middle Schools’ assembly where our Concert Band opened proceedings with an amazing piece of music. Following this Mr Fry spoke to the students about “Own Self” where he referenced the years to come for all students, especially our Year 9s with choices such as VCE, VET, IB, VCAL, apprenticeships, interns, university, TAFE, etc. His focus was on our students recognising that no matter which of these pathways they went down, the level of success they achieve will predominantly come down to how hard they work for it.

Our Factis Non-Verbis Awards for Term 2 were handed out at the assembly and the recipients this time around were:

  • 7D: Harry Baugh
  • 7E: Jayden Marsh
  • 8D: Andrew Derham
  • 8E: Kevin Zhang
  • 9D: Craig Bonnington
  • 9E: Patrick Dean

Our Year 8 boys recently had a presentation from an organisation called Sport & Life Training, or SALT titled ‘Time to Man Up’. This session was around the boys recognising what attributes they need to be developing to be men of strong character. The topics covered include: anger, addictions, popularity, respect and reputation, attitudes towards women, emotional intelligence, and having your mates back. It’s one in a number of sessions our boys will be having as they progress through Middle School around developing into good young men.

Our Year 7 boys had their final Big Brother session today which culminated in a pizza lunch where the Year 12 mentors took the opportunity to chat casually with their Year 7 buddies.

I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone return safely to school on Tuesday 9 October.

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