You blink and its March and the term is almost at an end. The start of the year has been full of highlights in Blue House. From meeting our new students and helping them settle into the College routines to our upcoming Downball tournament. 

The Year 7 students experienced an amazing camp at Forest Edge in late February. During the camp they challenged themselves, got to know others and participate in a variety of activities. Students also had the opportunity to ride the flying fox, complete the high ropes course, sled down the river, test their a raft as well as many more fun activities. 

This year I have tired to focus on a theme in our assemblies based on the concept of “Bringing your A game”. We have discussed how it is impossible to achieve your best when you are not in your ‘A game’. Over the year, I hope to unpack this concept further and explore what we can do to stay in our ‘A game’ and move out of our ‘B game’. 

The recent Swimming Carnival gave our students a chance to jump in the pool and represent their house. For the first time in a number of years, Blue House were crowded champions. We finally took the trophy out of the hands of Yellow House who have held it for a number of years. It was great to see Blue House have the most number of relay teams and overall competitors on a rather cold day for swimming. Every student who attended and then swam, all contributed to the victory and should be proud of their efforts. A special acknowledgement needs to go to Liam Price and Holly Waite who completed all 7 events on the day. 

Merits have been coming in thick and fast and we are in the process of forming the Value Award winners. The Blue House honour board will be updated as soon as the information is available. In the meantime, students can continue to strive to a Principal’s Award by earning each of the Value Awards across the year. 

Well done on such a great start to the year. I hope you all look after yourselves over the holidays and have a rest to bounce into Term 2. 

Have a great Easter. 

Andy U’Ren 
Blue House Leader