What’s on at Middle School
- Mon 6 Mar – Rural 2 commences
- Mon 6 Mar – SMA2 Mataram visit
- Mon 6 Mar – Yr8 cricket v Geelong College
- Mon 6 Mar – Instrumental Music Performance Night – Voice
- Wed 8 Mar – Year 5 Highton Geelong Gaol and National Wool Museum Excursion
- Wed 8 Mar – Instrumental Music Performance Night – Woodwind
- Fri 10 Mar – Highton Campus House Swimming Carnival
- Fri 10 Mar – Golf Vic School qualifying event for State Final
- Fri 10 Mar – Schools Mountain Bike event – Mt Buller resort
What’s Happening in Years 5 and 6?
Our Year 5 and 6 cohorts have started the year off with a bang! With students quickly settling into the year they have had a fun and action-packed first five weeks of term. Our students have been looking at Narrative Writing, as well as setting themselves up for success on our Maths Pathways program. The Year 5 cohort has enjoyed fun and games with their Mentors from Year 9 whilst we have welcomed the Year 5 parents on site for our Morning Cuppas. The Year 5 cohort will go on an excursion next Wednesday to visit the Wool Museum and Geelong Gaol before completing the Bollard walk where they will find inspiration for their Bollard Narrative stories. Our Year 6 cohort has been working hard and preparing for their upcoming camp to The Summit in Week 7. This outdoor adventure camp will allow for rich learning opportunities, team work and an opportunity for students to form new friendships amongst their peer group. Both Year 5 and 6 spent Thursday enjoying the District Summer Sports Carnival at The Geelong College, this saw students competing in a range of sports including Swimming, Volleystars, Cricket, Hot Shots Tennis and Tball. Students came back to school with big smiles after a wonderful day competing together. We look forward to seeing our cohorts in action over the next few weeks!
The Middle School Library has been welcoming students into the Reading Room and the Research area of the library this year. The Reading for Pleasure program has commenced, with all Middle School classes enjoying a dedicated half hour reading session each week. The research area of the library has been mostly used by Humanities and English classes, as well as students during break times.
The new Year 5 students participated in their orientation session in the first week of term and they are loving spending time in the Middle School Library. They have been enjoying their Reading for Pleasure sessions each week. They have all been borrowing books for their classrooms and some have also borrowed for home reading. For Library Lovers’ Week, Harper from 5B wrote “I love this library because I get to read my favorite books and I have the best time”.
Product Design and Technology – Textiles
The Year 7 and Year 9 Product Design and Technology, Textiles students are learning about the practical aspects of sewing, and the development of transferable skills of problem-solving and pattern making. They are currently designing and constructing clothing and textiles items, including bags, hoodies and upcycling pieces for themselves or their pets.
Getting to Know…Mrs Natasha Troop
In 2021 Mrs Natasha Troop arrived at Christian College Middle School having worked in a local primary school. On arrival to Middle School Natasha served initially as a Year 6 Homeroom and Year 8 English teacher before stepping into the Year 5 Coordinator role in 2022, in addition to a Year 5 Homeroom. At the beginning of 2023, Natasha expanded her leadership to the role of Deputy Head of Middle School – Highton alongside Mrs Kerrie Dapiran.
Throughout Natasha’s extensive experience as an educator she has worked with all year levels from Prep to Year 8. Each day Natasha brings a wealth of educational experience, a strong pastoral focus, and a shared passion to see the Middle School flourish and be all it can be. Natasha enjoys working and leading alongside Adam Kennedy (Head of Campus) and Kerrie Dapiran (Deputy Head of Campus), creating a wonderful leadership team with complimentary gifts and talents.
Middle School Swimming Carnival
This year’s House Swimming Carnival aims to involve all students from Year 4 – 9 in both a competitive and non-competitive capacity. The College believes participation in House Competition is an integral part of the school sport program and asks all parents to support us in our aim of having our students participate. The program (see PDF below) has been designed to cater for the swimming ability of every student with a Championship and Novelty section included in the program.
In the Championship Events students can compete in Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly. Chosen students will compete in either Freestyle or Medley relays. The Novelty competitions involve activities held on the grass area and in the pools at Kardinia. These events are open to all students who wish to participate.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Being in control of your steering wheel is a responsibility but it is also liberating.
No longer allowing people and circumstances to take over your steering wheel has a profound impact on every aspect of your life.
Worth working towards 👍❤️
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