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Middle School Report - May 2, 2019

author: Michael Busscher

1 May

Middle School Report - May 2, 2019

Welcome back to all of the Middle School families. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the Easter break and are now well and truly back into the swing of things and are looking towards another very positive term of school.

We had a magnificent turn out for the Middle School Parent, Student Teacher interviews last term. This gave everyone an opportunity to see how their son was travelling, ask teachers any questions concerning both class and homework requirements being met and receive very important feedback as we continue to establish closer associations as a support network for your sons’ education.

There will be a Parent Information Night regarding the Year 9 Melbourne Experience in the SPC Pavilion on Wednesday, May 8 at 7.00pm. This is an important opportunity for parents to gain more information about this exciting Year 9 Experience and the changes we have made to the program. Parents will be able to ask questions of senior staff in attendance.  The Melbourne Experience is designed to promote important life skills, such as independence, initiative and responsibility, and provide a real world link to the Year 9 Curriculum.

The Melbourne Experience Objectives include:

  • Learn about different aspects of Melbourne

  • History, Culture, Arts, Sport, Design and Innovation

  • Learn how to use public transport

  • How to navigate around the Melbourne CBD

  • Develop teamwork and independence skills

  • Experience a range of activities across the CBD:

  • MCG/Sports Museum Tour, Shrine Tour, NGV Tour, Eureka Skydeck Tour, Melbourne Gaol Tour, Melbourne Museum Tour

    I am hoping to meet many of the Middle School parents on this night and alleviate any fears you may have.