In Term 1 of 2020, our Year 11 class have had many firsts and they have met their challenges face on with the support of their guardians and school staff. Mr Wynstra and I have been very proud of how they have adjusted to the compressed curriculum mode of learning and now the added online learning delivery. As we near the end of the Year 11 course of compressed curriculum we are extremely pleased with the level of maturity they have shown in completing their assessments, depth studies and classwork. Their participation and engagement in practical tasks have been inspiring to see.

As they have moved from Year 10 to their first senior year, some have started to obtain their Learner ‘L’  licences and Provisional licences and others have taken on part-time employment. They have also shown a greater leadership role around our school community by supporting younger students in school events like the swimming carnival, Pi day celebration, handball tournaments and others.

In these challenging times of online learning we are encouraged by the support they have shown to each other and I encourage them to reach out to others that might be less isolated than them. Be reminded that in Philippians 2:1-4 ESV ”So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.