Welcome
Welcome to Term 4 and a special welcome to the new students and families who have joined Middle School this term. Term 4 feels like it goes very quickly with all of the things that happen at the end of a school year as well as the excitement of Christmas and summer holidays. It is special as a Home Room class finishes their time together at the end of the year and of course there is great excitement and a touch of sadness as the Year 8 students graduate from Middle School.

Summer Uniform
Please check that your child’s summer uniform fits well as we start Term 4. Hannah’s (Uniform Shop) is open each Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Term 4. The majority of students are consistently meeting expectations regarding all elements of uniform – please check the diary to see what is required in relation to hair, make-up, jewellery as well as what is required regarding socks (for summer uniform as well as sports uniform).

Examinations
Students in Years 7 and 8 will complete exams in Week 2. Classes will undertake revision during lessons (which should also be happening at home) in the first weeks. Students have received Exam Timetables.

Middle School 2020 Orientation
Monday 28 October is the 2020 Orientation Day. All 2020 parents are welcome to join the parent information session starting at 3:15pm in the PAC. During the day all students for Year 5 2020 and Year 7 2020 will be present for a brief Middle School experience as well as meeting new friends and teachers. We would love to have lots of people present on this day.

Mr Gavin Neale
Head of Middle School

Dates for Your Diary
21 October – 23 October Years 7 and 8 Exams (Week 2)
28 October 2020 Orientation Day
29 October Year 8 Blazer Fitting
5 November Year 5 STEM challenge
7 November Year 5 Sculptures by the Sea
15 November Languages Day
20 November Year 5 Genius Hour
21 November Year 8 Maths Day & Year 6 Maths Stalls
22 November Years 7 & 8 Immunisations
27 November Year 8 Graduation Dinner
3 December Year 8 Aquatic Day
4 December MS Certificate Assembly
5 December Last Day of Term 4
5 December Presentation Night, 5.30pm