We are currently in the midst of Mystery Madness in the Research and Study Centre - we have had several Mystery competitions, a “who dunnit”, and “Maths Murder” investigations. The crime Escape Room activity booked out in minutes and a mystery fingerprint craft activity was a hit! There is one more “guess what this is” weekly photo and a detective movie next week to finish the term.
Congratulations to our Year 7s who will be celebrating ‘11in7’ next week with a Pizza lunch. These students have read 11 books so far this year. An amazing feat to have achieved whilst making the transition to secondary school.
Study Skills sessions continue to be offered to all year groups. A Study Planner has been sent to all our Year 12 students to help them finish strongly as their school year rapidly comes to an end. We wish them all the best for their upcoming exams.
I am constantly reminded how different this year has been for all of us and our students and want to encourage them and you to go to https://au.reachout.com/ – a practical and helpful website, especially at this time. There are some great suggestions on motivators when the last thing your child feels like is studying, and links to helpful aps and sites.
We begin next term with our annual Champions Read Competition and this year our slogan is “Reading Grows your Brain!” I encourage all our students to have some down time over the holidays, grab a book and have a read – there are so many benefits to that – not least of all is that it literally grows your brain!
We will be having a free dress day where students will be encouraged to come dressed as their favourite book character so the holidays will be a good time to start planning for that. We will also be running our very popular “Get Caught Reading” photo competition during Champions Read, so any funny/weird/silly photos involving students and reading will be welcomed.
Finally, have a lovely, peaceful and restful holiday – from all of us in the Research and Study Centre.
(Head of Research and Study)