News & Events

Year 8 News – 9 February 2023


Year 8 News

Congratulations to the Year 8s on the manner in which they have commenced the 2023 school year. Students have been punctual, engaged in activities, well presented and showing ownership of their learning.

Our assembly on Wednesday 1 February was well received, focusing on students taking the opportunities offered to them as members of our College community to develop their leadership, academic, social and sporting gifts, abilities and talents. Students were respectful to presenters, listened actively and showed consideration to those around them.

At the assembly our student leaders for 2023 were recognised.

Student Representative Council (SRC)

  • Year Level Captains: Sadie Field & Lauchlan Campbell-Pollard
  • Environment and Campus Captains: Sebastian Dove & Owen Perry
  • Faith, Social Justice and Inclusion Captains: Gus Brooks & River Farrow
  • Sports and Events Captains: Maggie Lamb & Mykhail Geary

House Captains:

  • Backhaus: Tully Place & Grace Mulqueen
  • Chisholm: Ruby Bath
  • Jaara: Cash Caldis
  • McKillop: Emily Creek & Beth Cole
  • Vincent: Lexie Fennell & Jordi O’Bree
  • McAuley: Opportunity exists for a student to step up.

Year 8 Camp: Anglesea

  • Camp 1: Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 March (Student Advocate groups A1 B1 C1 D1 A3 B3)
  • Camp 2: Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th March (Student Advocate groups A2 B2 C2 D2 C3 D3)

What’s Happening in Term 1

Each fortnight we hope to highlight the students’ activities in one or more subject areas, starting this cycle with Health and Physical Education (PE) during Term 1.

In PE students will be learning about and participating in the Strikers games, such as Rounders, Softball, T-Ball and Baseball. While these games all have similar skills, students will be able to identify the differences between each sport while working on their fundamental movement skills. Students will have an opportunity to build on leadership qualities and team skills through participation in these activities and games.

In Health, students will be learning about the topic Illicit Drugs. Students will investigate the difference between legal and illegal drugs and information around standard drinks, smoking, cigarettes and vaping. Students will also engage in a weekly Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lesson. These cover the concepts of self and social awareness, decision making, relationship skill development and self-management. The SELs classes will encourage and teach individual students to be aware of their emotions, how to communicate and collaborate effectively, while understanding other points of view with empathy.

Ms Hannah Johnston & Ms Jan Lake

Year Level Learning Leaders – Year 8