Posted on November 25, 2016
Our final Orientation Day for 2016 was arguably the most enjoyable. The students met in their classes with their 2017 Pastoral Mentors. Here they learned about the ‘nitty-gritty’ of secondary school life, including use of Record Books, the Portal, reading timetables and how the days and weeks are structured. They also participated in get-to-know-you activities with their form members.
The music program at Tintern is extensive. This was observed first-hand after recess, where performances from all sections of the orchestra were enjoyed. Information about learning an instrument in 2017 was also presented. This was followed by a tour of the school, and some very humorous “What if…?” scenarios, led by Year 8 students. The afternoon was a series of activities completed in House groups, led by the 2017 House Leaders. Overall an informative and action packed day!
By Anthea Watkins, Year 7 Boys’ Level Co-ordinator