Cross Country

Wednesday the 15 May saw the running of the Year 7-12 InterHouse Cross Country. There were hundreds of runners on the day and some fantastic performances. The boys took on the 4km track first with several great runners across all year groups. Beau Haynes was amazing, blazing the course in 14mins and 8 seconds. Lucy Hill was the fastest girl and she led the girls around the 3km course in 12 mins and 31 seconds.

Assembly and Awards 2CT Yoga, health and panda friends

Mrs Tilley’s Year 2 class began their assembly last week by showcasing three yoga sequences they have been using in class as ‘brain breaks’. They showed everyone how to practice deep breathing and using ‘shark breaths’ to help them calm down, and even got the audience to join in.

After the Junior Primary awards, they demonstrated what they had been learning in Health about being resilient and how we think and communicate. They explained the difference between positive, helpful ‘dolphin’ thoughts and negative, unhelpful ‘shark’ thoughts.

Curiosity Academy

At the end of Term One the Awesome Artists – a group of gifted and talented students from Years 4 to 6 – had a visit from our groundsman, Mr Tony Heritage, who is also a very talented sculptor. Mr Heritage spent time sharing with students the step by step processes he goes through when planning a sculpture, as well as the actual making of his artwork.

Cobie Donates Her Hair with Heart

“Hello, my name is Cobie and I am 6 years old. I have very long and thick hair and with the help of my mummy who is a nurse, I have decided to cut my hair and donate it to be made into a wig to help a little girl who is sick to feel better.

Fishing National Small Fry

Twelve year old Michala Gibsone looks set to break Australian and State Small Fry Gamefishing records after she reeled in a 9.9kg Pink Snapper on a 6kg line at a recent fishing competition with the Naturaliste Game & Sports Fishing Club, smashing the previous record of 7.6kg, set in 2012.

The Year 5 MacKillop student also caught a 4.4kg Sampson Fish on a 4kg line during the same local Two Oceans 2019 Light Tackle game fishing competition, which could earn Michala two national gamefishing records in one weekend!

Following normal procedure, the forms are currently pending with the Gamefishing Association but if approved, Michala will join fellow MacKillop student, Ember Jensz (Year 3) in the record books.

Camp Week Students

Year 9, 11 & 12 camps: out of the comfort zone

Last Friday our Year 9, 11 and 12 students returned from Camp Week – many of them exhausted and a little changed by the experience.

Year 9 students took on the five-day Explorus Camp based in Karridale, and most approached the week with a healthy mix of excitement and trepidation.

Teacher Experiences Easter in Israel

Head of Religious Education, Mr James Depiazzi, is back in Busselton after a three week Easter Enrichment Program at Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Israel.

Mr. Depiazzi was one of four teachers selected and sponsored by CEWA to travel to Israel, where they participated in a series of lectures and excursions designed to add meaning to and increase understanding of the celebrations of Holy Week in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Year 10 Students Explores Workforce

Year 10 students began the term by stepping out of their comfort zone with a week of hands-on experience in the workforce. From Teacher Assistants on the Primary campus to a glass bottom boat on the Ningaloo Reef, students followed their passion, interests or curiosity to explore the world of work.

Assembly and Awards 6RC

In the lead up to the Federal Election we have been looking closely at the political parties and the tactics they use to win votes. As part of our Civics and Citizenship program we lived out the democratic process in the classroom, and split students into three political parties: Liberal, Labor and The Greens.