From the P&F

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Hello again! I don’t know about you, but these fortnightly newsletters seem to come around very quickly – surely two weeks haven’t passed since I last wrote to you??! Dads’ night was last Friday – and from all accounts it was a great success.  There were nearly 100 Dads and male staff members gathered at  … Read more

Year 8 creativity project

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

A key component of the recent Yr 8 Cre-8 focus was the launch of the Ctrl+Alt+Design challenge. This individual innovation project provides an opportunity for students to combine a personal interest (a ‘passion project’) with school and the development of their creativity. This challenge will be peer assessed in Week 2 of Term 3, providing  … Read more

Junior School news, swimming carnival results and more!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Following on from Cheryl’s article on student performance – it may be obvious, but the difference in education today compared to 10 years ago is quite astounding. A very different world to when I was using nibbed pens with inkwells! Children are exposed to so much variety and opportunities that learning styles and interests are  … Read more

Formalising friendship

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

The F word is on everyone’s lips this week in Senior School land with our School Formal happening Saturday evening. Tracey Wilson and the Formal committee have spent countless hours preparing for this grand event which should be a sparkling affair of fashion, fun and photos! I am more excited about what some of the  … Read more

Student academic results & curriculum achievement standards

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Australian Student Academic Results Recent media reports have reported negatively on Australian student performance in the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), saying that Australian student performance has declined. This is only part of the story and not entirely true, because when the results of Australian Independent students are separated from all Australian school  … Read more

Year 10 and 11 Retreat week

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

This week Year 10 and 11 students have enjoyed their Retreat days this week, a chance to step aside from the rigours of the usual school day to take time to reflect on their own lives, to learn and understand more about life topics that perhaps don’t get the attention in the classroom and to  … Read more

Upcoming P&F events – another packed term!

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

We are half way through the term, and I feel like the P&F have so many balls in the air… lots of events coming up, and so much organising to be done. BBQ season at the Junior School is about to commence, and we have a new-look structure to organise them.  A core group of  … Read more

Camp, creativity and collaboration

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

It’s been a typically busy and varied recent time indeed for our Middle Schoolers! Whilst Year 7 have been on aquatic camp at Hindmarsh Island and Year 8 have been engaging in their creativity-focused week ‘Year 8 Cre-8’, Year 9s have been part of a workshop focusing on life balance and developing healthy organisational habits  … Read more

Ash Wednesday celebrations

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Last week Chaplain Steve and I celebrated Ash Wednesday in our parish, and at the Secondary and Junior Campuses. This celebration marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. Students and staff were invited to receive the sign of the cross made in ash on their foreheads, with the words, “Remember  … Read more