Monday’s Year 3-6 Speech Night was another occasion during which our boys displayed their range of talents, and their ability to ‘Factis Non Verbis’ our Compass points. Our choir, featuring all Year 3-6 boys, performed wonderfully well, as it usually does, whilst class presentations highlighted the rich and varied curriculum in each class that matches the needs of boys. I spoke briefly about an article by Maggie Dent, parenting and resilience specialist, who emphasises the importance of the engagement and motivation of boys in schools. Please click on the link for more information – Boys, Boys, Boys Handout_Jan 2015_Maggie Dent I am confident that our Boys Junior School promotes a culture that does meet the needs of boys and assists them in their journey from fine young boys, into fine men.
Under the leadership of Brad Fry, and with the tireless efforts of Vice Principal Jason McManus, and working collaboratively with Anna Riddell, Head of Girls Junior School, 2016 promises to further strengthen our boys’ curriculum. Orchestra for our Year 3-6s will be a most positive experience, Religious Education will see regular discussions based on ethics, morality and a greater understanding of and tolerance for those with diverse backgrounds and cultures. Most importantly, we commence our year with an ongoing series of Professional development sessions with Lisa Keskinen, literacy teaching and learning programs. Every year offers change, excitement and engagement…2016 will be no exception.
Congratulations to the following boys who were the recipient of Individual Year 6 Awards.
The Deakin Shield: Lachlan Bastin
The LD Henshall Award: Seb Nagendran
The Sports Award: Harry O’Brien
The Foundation Award: Oscar De Jong
The Music Award: James Manson
The Southwood Parents Award: Raman Wensor