Secondary School

Secondary School News

Where has the term gone? Socials; Excursions; Incursions; Exams; NAPLAN; ESTs; Retreats; Boarders’ Long weekend; and in between all this, there was some excellent learning taking place.

The second half of this term saw all of the students working to the best the of their ability and many exceeding their personal best because they were willing to put in the extra yards. For your daughter to extend herself, I recommend that she starts using the free tutoring that is offered at the college? This includes general Homework Club on Mondays after school in the bIBliotech from 3:30pm – 4:30pm supervised by the Year Team Leaders on a rotational basis. Everyone from Years 7 – 9 is welcome and will receive support and have any questions answered by the staff. The Maths staff run Maths Club Tuesday afternoons and Thursday lunchtimes. The Arts department has Art Club, and Computer Club runs at lunchtimes as well as English and Science. I recommend that if you would like your daughter to start pushing herself to reach that next level with her education, that you encourage her to start attending the clubs that the College has to offer.

Success for the term included the completion of our assessments on time –  there certainly were a lot of them, but as you all know, we cannot reach the finish line until we have done all the things that have been put in front of us. From an educational point of view, your daughter cannot start her assessments until all of the course content has been covered.  Staff assist during class time, but it is always good to bring work home and get that little extra encouragement from the family.

The students in Years 10-12 had their exams, followed by time to reflect while they were on retreat.

Our Senior Football team has finished the season one win two loses and they had to forfeit two games as they clashed with exams. However, they did not end up on the bottom. The girls had loads of fun playing and learning some new skills. Thank you to Mr Chris Bolton for coaching the ladies.

Our Middle School girls start their games next term and are keen to get out on to the field.

The Hockey teams are doing well with some of the young ladies never having played a game before Nonetheless, they have picked up the sticks like naturals.   As of the end of last week, the Hockey standings are Year 11/12s 4th, Years 9/10 are 3rd, and the Years 7/8 team are 2nd.  I have had a look at the girl’s statistics and Ashley Auhl in the Year 11/12 team has the highest number of goals for the season with 13 goals after six games, while Cameron Loton and Olivia Mycoe, have seven goals each after playing 6 games, placing them equal second on the goal tally for the Year 7/8 teams. Well done ladies, keep one eye on the ball and the other eye on the path you will be running.

Our Interschool Netball teams have been competing in various competitions throughout this term and the results are as follows; Years 7/8 teams were eliminated in the 1st round of knockout games having proceeded after the one-day carnival. The Year 9s are playing an elimination game this week, and so are the Years 11/12s team. If they win, then they have another game to play next term.  Best of luck to all of the girls in the teams.

The Athletics Carnival will take place early next term, and this year it will be held on Thursday 26th July, at Kostera Oval. More information about the day will be emailed to all parents from the Physical Education Team. The girls are required to attend on the day, join in the fun of the carnival and help their house gain points.

I wish you all a safe and healthy break. Do make sure that your daughter does jobs around the house, so you all have an opportunity to have a rest!

Fiona Hepi
Head of Secondary