From the Acting Principal — (Issue 9, 2021)
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The last three weeks have been a very busy time for our School.
Gordon House Day in Week 2 was another very successful day. Following on from the House Service in the Rush Chapel for all of our Gordon students, our older Gordon students showed great leadership, running activities for the Primary Gordon students at lunchtime. Thank you to Mrs Watts and Mrs Robins for all of their hard work and organisation, and also to Mrs Joynes and Mrs Baker for their support in the Primary schools.
On Thursday 29 July and Friday 30 July, there were two Walker Learning Study Tours at the Meadow Springs Campus. Educators from all sectors and from across the state visited the School to look at the pedagogy in action. This was a professional development opportunity that allowed participants to see the pedagogy first hand and to have a session that relates the pedagogy to research and child development.
The weather has not been kind to us as we try to organise our Secondary Inter-House Athletics Carnival; unfortunately, we had to postpone the Carnival that was planned for Friday 30 July. We are going to try again on Friday 27 August (Week 6). I know that the Year 12s are very keen for their final Athletics Carnival to go ahead!
Staff and students have been working very hard on this year’s school production of Matilda, The Musical. I managed to catch a little bit of the final rehearsals this week and it is looking so good! I am really looking forward to seeing the complete show. As I mentioned in the last newsletter, due to demand, we have put an extra show in the schedule for Thursday 19 August. This extra performance is already sold out! Thank you all for your support; I know that you are all looking forward to seeing this show performed by our amazingly talented students!