|One thing you can say about schools is they are never quiet for long. In the last two weeks, we have seen the Year 6 students enjoy Allayne Webster, a children's author, and Year 7 and 8 students participate in a team building day which saw them develop their skills on how best to work together. The Year 8 students enjoyed a memorable time away on camp, I always enjoy hearing the stories about the camp and see the rich value in this part of our programme. In addition to this, the Year 9 students had the amazing opportunity to listen to Luka Lesson, a slam poet and share his story through poetry. On Tuesday, we shared our College with the community through the Open Night. All this happens whilst the students continue to focus on excelling in their learning in the classroom and developing a global mindset.
When you take a moment to look back over the last two weeks, you can quickly see the rich learning opportunities our students experience at Pedare. Offering a variety of opportunities and experiences is critical in helping them to understand the world they live in and how to interact in it. I was particularly fortunate to be in the audience listening to Luka Lesson. The questions our students asked and the inspiration he provided was evident in the way the students interacted with his session. At the conclusion, a number of students came up to personally shake hands with Luka and thank him. After sitting through a session like this, you can see the power of sharing stories, which is exactly what Luka was able to do and how our young people can connect.
Each one of us is writing our own narrative each day, and in the Middle School at Pedare, we are focussed on helping our students write a narrative that develops a wide range of skills in a manner which allows them to be the best they can be each day. Whilst all narratives have their ups and downs, we do hope each student is prepared to learn, to be thinkers, to be risk-takers and importantly be people of principal and integrity. As the narrative continues, they will build resilience and independence and demonstrate a strong sense of self-worth.
We are committed to providing a wide range of opportunities so as to continue to develop each child in a holistic manner. If the last two weeks are any measure, we are in for a thrilling, engaging, busy, yet enjoyable year.