Thank you and well done
Thank you for a great Term 1. It has been a busy term – busier than most other starts to the year. At our assembly on Monday, I encouraged the students and staff to reflect on the successes of this year. For many students there have been difficulties and just showing up to school has been a “win”. It is also clear that there are many people (students and staff) who are tired at the end of an 11 week term. I trust that you all have a refreshing and restful holiday break.

Parent/Teacher Interviews
It was good to meet with so many parents on Tuesday evening at the Parent/Teacher Interviews. Thank you for the privilege of joining with you in bringing up your children – the atmosphere on Tuesday night was very positive. If questions remain or if you would like to speak with a teacher, please feel free to contact the school – a phone call (9651 0700) is our preferred method of communication.

Portfolios/Learning Journals
Each child has brought home a folder containing work samples – Year 5/6 Learning Journals and Year 7/8 Portfolios. Please have a look at these, discuss the work with your children and return these folders next term.

Research Opportunity – helping Year 8 students
A letter has gone home with students inviting Year 8 students to be involved in research being run by the Black Dog Institute looking to help young people prevent or improve sleep difficulties. Please contact the Middle School Office if you have any questions.

Mothers’ Day Breakfast
We will have our Mothers’ Day Breakfast in Week 3 of Term 2. We would love all Middle School children to have a mother figure with them for this special event. Mums, grandmothers, carers, aunties, etc. are all welcome to be part of this event.

Winter Uniform
Please check the winter uniform of your child in preparation for Term 2. The School Diary and Student Handbook both give expectations on uniform and length of uniform, etc. Please ensure that whilst in your care your children are wearing their uniform in accord with these expectations (and we will do the same while the children are at school).

Year 8 Camp
Notes have been given to students this about camp. Please read the note and discuss it with your child. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact the Home Room Teacher of your child.

Mr Colin Wood
Head of Middle School

Dates for your Diary
1 May First Day Term 2
9 May Fun Run (Cross Country)
15-17 May NAPLAN Years 5-7
17 May Year 6 Coffee and Cake night
18 May MS Mother’s Breakfast
21 May Pacific Hills Day
25 May Year 5 Breakfast
Year 6 Growing and Changes Day
30 May MS Athletics Carnival
5 June Year 5-6 School Photos
15 June Years 7-8 School Photos
20-22 June (Week 8) Year 6 Camp
2-6 July (Week 10) History Week
6 July Last Day Term 2