Time of the Season

Celebrating a Brilliant Season of ‘Matilda Jr.’ and More!

Dear Parents,

As we bid farewell to another term, it's time to reflect on the incredible achievements and memorable moments that have made Term 3 truly exceptional. Today, I want to spotlight our remarkable Year 6 students, whose outstanding season of ‘Matilda Jr.’ left us all in awe.

‘Matilda Jr.’ - A spectacular Triumph!

Our Year 6 students showcased their talent, dedication, and passion in not one, not two, but three outstanding performances of ‘Matilda Jr.’ The energy, enthusiasm, and sheer talent that filled the Woodleigh Hall were nothing short of breathtaking. We congratulate our Director, Serena Wong, and Musical Director, Malcolm Huddle, for their exceptional leadership and guidance. Their dedication and hard work in nurturing these young stars truly shone through every moment on stage.

But the magic of ‘Matilda Jr.’ wouldn't have been possible without the dedicated staff working behind the scenes—our costume designers, set builders, sound and lighting crews, and countless others who brought Tim Minchin’s creative stage version of Roald Dahl's beloved story to life in such a spectacular fashion. Your commitment to excellence is truly commendable.

Year 5 Adventure and Study Tour – Ballarat

Our Year 5 students embarked on a memorable adventure to Ballarat that they will cherish for years to come. This immersive experience included visiting the Costume School in Sovereign Hill, where they stepped back in time to explore the rich history of the Gold Rush era.

Mini-Olympics Sports Day – Fun for all ages!

Our school community also came together for a fantastic Mini-Olympics Sports Day, coordinated by the ever-energetic Mark Roden. What made this day extra special was the participation of students from Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, and Year 6. This event not only encouraged friendly competition but also fostered a sense of unity among our students.

PJ Day: Spreading Warmth and Kindness

We had a heart-warming PJ Day, coordinated by our Foundation students. This special day wasn't just about donning cosy pyjamas but spreading warmth and kindness. Our school community came together to collect pyjamas, socks, and underwear for the wonderful organization ‘Mums Supporting Families in Need,’ Our donations ensured that those in our community who need support, feel cared for and loved.

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Year 3 and 4 Adventure Camp at Golden Valleys Camp

Let's not forget our incredible Year 3 and 4 students, who embarked on an unforgettable adventure at Golden Valleys Camp. Amidst the stunning natural surroundings, our young explorers experienced the thrill of the high swing and the exhilarating ride on the flying fox. It was a time of camaraderie and shared experiences, where they supported each other in taking on new challenges and pushing their boundaries. More importantly, this camp showcased the values we hold dear at our school—respecting oneself, respecting others, and respecting the environment. The camp not only fostered personal growth but also instilled a sense of responsibility and care for our planet. Students learned the importance of preserving the natural beauty that surrounded them. We commend our Year 3 and 4 students for their resilience, teamwork, and commitment to personal growth during this adventure-filled camp.

Year 6 Adventure in Bali: A Truly Unforgettable Experience

Our Year 6 students also had an adventure beyond any other as they embarked on a remarkable journey to Bali and the Green Camp. This experience immersed our students in Balinese culture and the extraordinary natural environment of the Green School. During their time away, students gained valuable skills by pushing their comfort zones, deeply exploring sustainability, and embracing regenerative practices. They also had the incredible opportunity to delve into Balinese customs, including their wonderful cooking and food.

As we reflect on these incredible achievements, heart-warming acts of kindness, and the extraordinary Bali adventure, we are reminded of the strength and unity that defines our school community. Together, we have created a year filled with unforgettable moments, growth, and accomplishments.

We wish every one of you a happy and rejuvenating holiday season. We can't wait to see everyone back for Term 4 on Tuesday, October 3rd, ready to continue our journey of learning, laughter, and positively impacting our community.

Kind regards,

Rod Davies