Middle School - Term 2, Week 4, 2021

Changing Seasons
It is at this time of year that we start to notice the tree in the centre of the Middle School playground changing colour and losing its leaves. It stands as a visual contrast to the unchanging rock anchored underneath. During our Middle School Open Day Tours, we sometimes point to this contrast as an image of our unchanging God and the immense changes that our students will undergo as they move through Middle School and adolescence. On a plaque under the tree, we read the verses from Deuteronomy 32:4

God is the ROCK
His works are perfect
His ways are fair
He is faithful
He does no wrong
He is right and just.

As you visit Middle School in this season of Autumn and see the beautiful colours of our tree, I encourage you to reflect on our unchanging God and His goodness to us.

Middle School Autumn Playground

Subject Selection Information Night, Thursday 10 June 2021
• Year 8 2021 into Year 9 2022
This is an important opportunity for parents and students to gain an understanding of the subject selection process and to find out information regarding the subjects on offer for 2022. More details will be sent through regarding the logistics of the evening.

NAPLAN
NAPLAN tests were held this week. Thank you to the Homeroom teachers and support team who helped to supervise these exams. I hope that the information that they provide will be helpful for supporting your children in their learning in the future.

Middle School Athletics Carnival, Thursday 27 May
This is always a fun day for students and staff and an opportunity that teachers look forward to as we connect with and encourage children outside of the classroom. We would love to have lots of parents at Alfred Whaling Reserve supporting your children and their friends.

Celebrating Middle School
Year 7 visit Prep: After the Year 7 NAPLAN paper some of our Year 7 students took time to visit our Pacific Hills Prep students. What a great contrast between the stress and pressure of their tests with the fun and serving with the young students. Visit our Instagram page for some great photos of the students.

Mr Gavin Neale
Head of Middle School

Dates for your Diary
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