Middle School - Term 2, Week 3, 2021

Happy Mothers’ Day to all of the mums in Middle School this Sunday
Wishing all of the mums of Middle School – parents and staff – a Happy Mothers’ Day on Sunday. I hope that your children can communicate their love and appreciation for you in an effective way. As a school we appreciate the work that mums do in the lives of the children in Middle School. Happy Mother’s Day!

Year 6 Camp
Year 6 will soon be undertaking, an education tour of the national capital. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Celebrating Middle School
This week we had the Da Vinci Decathlon for Middle School. This is an extension and enrichment competition between schools across NSW and involved a number of our students competing in the areas of Science, Cartography, Mathematics, English, Ideation, Engineering, Creative Producers, Code Breaking, Art and Poetry and Legacy.

Well done to the students who demonstrated perseverance and critical thinking skills and worked so well as a team. Thank you also to the staff and Senior School student helpers who made for such a great three days.

Fun Run
Well done to the students who participated in the year’s cross country Fun Run. While the weather was less than ideal, the students did a great job navigating the modified course and we are very thankful that they were able to raise funds to continue supporting the ministry in Kayole. If you would like to know more about African Enterprise and Kayole, please click on this link to the original story of Pacific Hill’s donation of a new ambulance in 2019.

For more pictures of the Fun Run or da Vinci Decathlon, please visit our Middle School Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/pachillsmiddle/

Mr Gavin Neale
Head of Middle School

Dates for your Diary
11 - 13 May NAPLAN - Years 5 & 7
17 May Year 5 Excursion - The Rocks
21 May Pacific Hills’ Birthday
27 May MS Athletics Carnival
7 – 9 June Music Camp
16 - 18 June Year 6 Camp
21 - 25 June History Week
25 June Last day Term 2