NEWS AND EVENTS.

Middle Years SRC appointed

At the end of Term 1, a number of Year 7 and Year 8 students to applied to represent their Year Level through a newly formed Middle Years SRC. We had an overwhelming response from students and we were amazed at the quality of their responses, and their willingness to take on an SRC role. Despite being off-campus in the Home Learning Program, I recently met with the applicants via Zoom, where it was clear that all students were eager to not let the Coronavirus get in the way of representing their peers.

Therefore, it is with great pleasure I would like to announce our new appointed Middle Years SRC members for Year 7 and Year 8.

Year 7

  • James Dorrat-Sims
  • Sourav Grey
  • Jack Hartney
  • Gabriel Bajan
  • Ashley White
  • Aidan Davis

Year 8

  • Jordan Harvey
  • Dominic Batten
  • Lukas Mallios
  • Joshua Sarlos
  • Sam England
  • Zac Szymakowski
  • Phillip Deane
  • Eric Rechichi
  • James Hammerton
  • Charlie Rumble
  • Matt Deane
  • Sam Lochner
  • Liam Webb
  • Jonathan Clarke
  • Rory Knight
  • Oscar Bor

 

A few have shared “lockdown study experiences” with us and for this we thank them.

Dominic Batten

  • What’s been working well for you in your home learning?

My zooms have been working well and been good to understand what we are doing in class.

  • What’s been a challenge/obstacle and how have you been managing it?

For some subjects I have not had zooms and have not quite understood it at times but I have been in close contact with those teachers to get through it.

  • What are you missing most about not being at school?

I am missing seeing all my friends first hand and getting outside and playing with them at recess and lunch.

  • What are you looking forward to about returning to school one day soon?

I am looking forward to being able to play some fun physical games like down ball with my friends.

 

Sourav Gray

  • What’s been working well for you in your home learning?

I’m able to concentrate for a very long time due to home learning and can also sleep in longer.

  • What’s been a challenge/obstacle and how have you been managing it?

Sometimes the instructions provided are not clear and that sort of frustrates me. I’ve been managing this by asking them to clarify the instructions and sometimes ask my parents for help.

  • What are you missing most about not being at school?

I’m missing all the practical activities that we can’t do at home and all the sport we can’t do. I also miss the one on one attention you would get from a teacher if you had a question.

  • What are you looking forward to about returning to school one day soon?

I’m looking forward to seeing all my friends and to finally interact with them besides on Zoom meetings. I will also be able to enjoy more freedom to and from school on the bus.

 

Liam Webb

  • What’s been working well for you in your home learning?

Being able to find a rhythm/routine every day.

  • What’s been a challenge/obstacle and how have you been managing it?

Reading through the teacher’s notes without skipping any key messages. I have started to be more careful and read the whole thing and be patient while reading it.

  • What are you missing most about not being at school?

All my mates and getting extra detail from teachers that I could get.

  • What are you looking forward to about returning to school one day soon?

Seeing all my mates and having a laugh.

 

Lukas Mallios

  • What’s been working well for you in your home learning?

What has been working well for me in my home learning is focusing well, it is much easier to focus on the work without any distractions.

  • What’s been a challenge/obstacle and how have you been managing it?

A challenge/obstacle that I have been having is not being able to speak to my teachers in person, I enjoy interacting with my teachers and it helps me to understand the tasks better. I have been managing this through Zoom meetings, which simulates actually speaking to them.

  • What are you missing most about not being at school?

The thing I am missing most about not being at school is communicating and interacting with my teachers and fellow students. It is difficult not being able to see them, especially my friends.

  • What are you looking forward to about returning to school one day soon?

The thing I am looking forward to about returning to school is catching up with my friends, getting to know what they have been doing and noticing how they have changed. It will also be great to see the school again, the environment and peacefulness of Whitefriars is fantastic.

 

 

Mr Trent Collins

Director – Middle Years

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