It has been an exciting start to the year for all four houses. We have enjoyed getting to know our new Year 7 students and introducing them to their teammates. Our Year 7s participated in their first inter-house competition on their first day of school, where they competed in a variety of challenges. Congratulations goes to Darrang House, whose Year 7s won all three competitions and were crowned the overall champions!
Another exciting event on the whole-school calendar is our Swimming Sports, which was held on February 13th at Croydon. It was great to see students showing house spirit by wearing their house colours and cheering on their peers. The Year 12 inflatables race was a highlight, although some of the swimming techniques were definitely questionable! We are proud of all of the students who earnt points for their house by competing in an event, joining in the walking lane, or playing a game of water polo. The overall winner for the 2023 Swimming Carnival was Ngawan House, with a stellar effort across all age groups. Congratulations, Ngawan!
It has been fantastic to see so many students embodying our value of Respect by wearing full school uniform each day. In the unlikely event that your child is not wearing correct uniform, please ensure that you write them a note so that they can obtain a uniform pass from their home group teacher or coordinator.
One of the ways that the College recognises students who show our values, is through awarding Merits. These Merits can be given by any staff member to a student who displays any of the four College values in the classroom or the yard. Once a student obtains several Merits for each value, they earn a Principal’s Award – which is worth 50 house points! Our challenge to all students is: how many Merits can you earn this term?
David Quinn (Baan), Tracey Leicester (Biik), Sarah Garnaut (Darrang), and Matthew Bell (Ngawan)