Posted on: Wednesday 1 May 2019
Posted in: Middle School
It was wonderful to see the large number of families who attended the Fete last Saturday. The girls were kept busy managing the stalls for Chocoholics and Ring Toss. Thank you to the staff and students who contributed to the success of the Middle School stalls and for the generous support of our families for their donations. Students also sold raffle tickets in support of the Sisters of the North, who distribute funds directly to families and communities affected by the floods in North West Queensland. We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support: Ultiqa Hotel Group, Bemboka, R.M. Williams, and the St Hilda’s Volunteer Parent Groups. The prize winners were announced at the Fete and will be contacted in the coming week so they can collect their prizes from the Middle School Centre.
The Thrive Succeed program covers a range of issues that may affect students both within and outside of school. Some of these issues or topics include social media, healthy choices, cyber safety and respectful relationships. On Tuesday, the girls attended an educational drama presentation by Brainstorm Productions called, The Flipside. Through role-play and discussion, the presentation addressed the issue of cyber safety and cyber bullying, raising awareness of the safe and positive use of digital technology, and the role we all play in creating a better and safer online community. The Flipside challenged students’ perspectives on what is humorous, toxic, private, humiliating, informative, safe or appropriate. The performance provided strategies for positive, ethical communication online.
On Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, and Thursday 16 May, Years 7 and 9 will sit for the National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The girls have been engaged in activities throughout the year that are similar approach to the way they are presented in the tests. The tests are a mix of written responses and multiple-choice questions. They have also been focusing on writing persuasive and narrative texts in preparation for the writing component of the test. Each of the literacy and numeracy tests is conducted in the morning sessions, over the three days. On the first day they will complete the language conventions and writing component, day two focuses on reading and day three om numeracy. All students will require the following equipment, in a plastic zip-lock bag or plastic sleeve:
To be ready, the girls need a good night’s sleep, a healthy and substantial breakfast, and the necessary equipment. We wish the girls well and know they will do their best.
Our Parent eSafety Portal was launched in Term 1. You will find a number of valuable resources and articles on this site. The latest SchoolTV edition addresses the issue of Trauma. Please click here to access the link.
Participation in sporting and cultural pursuits is an integral and enjoyable part of our girls’ daily lives. Opportunities to participate in School events and the co-curricular program promotes confidence and builds a sense of community. Please see below for some key dates for Term 2 (refer to the school calendar on the website for more detail and updates).
Head of Middle School