Thank you to all families for the support and encouragement they have given to the Middle School over the term by attending the events that have been held as well as with involvement through Operation Christmas Child as well as the School Fair last weekend. We want to have parents involved in the Middle School.

Thank You Week
This week has been very encouraging for all of us in Middle School as we have seen the genuine desire for students to choose people who serve them and to seek meaningful ways to say “thanks”. It has also been good for the students to hear from the emergency services that they are real people with real families and real feelings – they do things that they may not want to do to serve others – when the paramedic visiting Year 7 was delayed by an emergency situation it helped the children appreciate how they serve. Pictures are going up online about the visits.
I encourage families to continue to find other people to thank and to guide children in opportunities to say thank you - pastors, youth pastors, sports coaches, bus drivers, grandparents, garbage truck drivers, tutors, music or dance teachers, etc.
We also took time to thank God in worshipping Him for the things that we know (and don’t yet know) that we are blessed with.

Year 12 2018
Please be in prayer for the Year 12 students as they shift from regular classes and move to preparation and revision before the HSC exams start on Thursday 18 October. Pray also as they make choices about what to do with their time in the short term and longer term.

Check summer uniform now
Now is a good time to check that your child’s summer uniform will fit for the start of next term. It is amazing to see how much a child has grown from April to October.

Changes to devices from 2019
An email has gone home to all parents regarding the changes to the technology required for each student from 2019. If you are unclear on that information please review the email and check in the Gavin Neale or any of the Middle School teachers.

Mr Colin Wood
Head of Middle School

Dates for your Diary
27 September Year 12 Graduation Assembly
28 September Final day of Term Three
16 October Term Four commences (for students)
29 Oct – 2 Nov Year 7 and 8 Exams (Week 3)
19 November Orientation Day (2019)