Term Four = Kindness
This term we are focussing on kindness in our Middle School manners. The Bible tells us to show kindness and that kindness is the fruit of the Spirit. I encourage parents to talk with children about showing kindness as it is a behaviour that can be learned.

Year 7 and 8 Exams
Students in Years 7 and 8 will complete exams next week. This set of exams is the only formal context of examination tasks in the Middle School. We regularly review our assessment program and this is the first year that we are trying this format. We trust that with our current format we are assessing the learning of students through a variety of formats
Please continue to pray for the students who are completing their HSC exams over the next few weeks. Did you know that besides all of our Year 12 cohort there are Year 11 students completing HSC exams through the Augustine Program? This is a great opportunity for students to develop their faith as they face something that may appear confronting (although in a short time will won’t feel like that at all).

Technology, Education and the Teenage Brain
All parents are welcome to attend this seminar in the Staff Common Room (behind the canteen) beginning at 3:15pm with afternoon tea. Don Roy from Avondale College will be presenting.

Uniform - Hats
All Middle School children are to wear hats at all times that they are not in a classroom. Please work to ensure that your children have hats that are in good condition for each school day.

2018 Stationery
Order forms are due on Friday 20 October for those families wishing to order through the CIS school offer.

Mr Colin Wood
Head of Middle School

Dates for your Diary
23-27 October Year 7 and 8 Exams
25 October Technology, Education and the Teenage Brain - Seminar
27 October Year 5 Excursion – Sculptures by the Sea
30 October Year 8 Blazer fitting
3 November EXO Day
9 November Year 5 Breakfast
20 November 2018 Orientation Day
28 November HOPA Concert
29 November Year 8 Graduation Dinner
30 November Big Sports Breakfast

Parent/Teacher Interviews

4 December Christmas Carols
5 December Year 8 Excursion – Homebush Aquatic Centre
6 December Certificate Assembly
7 December Last day of the year

Presentation Night