I hope everyone had a relaxing break. It was great to see so many happy and smiling faces back at school last week. The start of a new term is always an extremely exciting time for both students and staff, particularly the final term of the school year.
I really enjoy this part of the year where we can reflect on the year to date and marvel on the academic, emotional and spiritual development of each child in the school.
With only seven weeks to go before another school year ends, there is so much happening between now and 27th November. The end of year is always a very hectic time filled with orientation days, farewells, graduations, report cards and so forth.
Term 4 also signals the final term of Primary School for our Year 6 classes. This class has had to endure COVID restrictions for many of the ‘normal events’ that take place for them in their final year. Thankfully, they did get to attend the Year 6 Camp at ‘Camp Patterson’ near Mareeba last week. A great time was had by all and we look forward to hearing all the Camp adventures for some time to come. A huge thank you to Libby Lange, Meg Newell and Joe Simmons who attended Camp and made this invaluable experience possible.
Year 6 start transition visits to WCC this Thursday. Please keep our Year 6 classes in your thoughts and prayers as they prepare for the next stage of their lives.
In preparation for being Student Leaders in 2021, the Year 5 class participated in a Leadership Retreat and enjoyed a sleep over at school last Friday night. Thank you to Stacey Edmonds who organised and ran the Retreat/Sleepover. Also thank you to Joe Simmons who backed up after returning from the Year 6 Camp, to help supervise at the Sleepover.
We have many events arising in Term 4 after a crazy and unexpected year. While things continue to be different in the journey through COVID-19, we are striving to engage our community more, albeit in a different manner than before the pandemic.
We are in final stages of planning our end of year events. With COVID guidelines, the format of many of these will change. As more details become available, we will update families.