In the senior school, the students have begun 2019 with gusto. Year 7 – headed by Seamus of The Round Table, are studying the adventures of King Arthur and his chivalrous knights. This has been reinforced by some Arthurian themed spelling, grammar and English language development in practice classes with Suz. They have taken on the responsibility of baking bread each day to be shared with the whole class, and are loving the challenges being presented to them.

Year 8 and 9 have welcomed the change to the Gurrin room and have busily devised their own classroom expectations for themselves and their teachers. They have also started learning about Indigenous stories and fire, experimenting by making ash in order to test scientific understandings of the chemistry involved in fire.

Rehearsals for the Year 10 production of Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Inspector Hound’ continue, and we look forward to having an engaged and curious audience to witness this unique theatre production, which will be presented on Thursday, April 4. Whilst excitement and nerves continue to be measured out in equal parts as Class 10 prepare themselves for their forthcoming adventures to Slovenia. Meeting their host families via video this week has been a highlight, and the students have plenty to look forward to with an Art Camp in Florence and Music Camp in Vienna now part of their itinerary…