Another term gone by and it seems this year will be over before we know it. The second half of the term has had a real focus on students in the classroom and maximising their academic learning. With Parent Teacher Interviews at the end of this term and Year 9 Semester Tests and Year 10 Exams running in the middle of next term working through the curriculum has become the main target. Teachers have been full steam ahead in preparing students before the end of term and in visiting classes it is nice to see students still remaining prepared for learning even as the term winds down.

Despite the goal of maximising learning in the classroom, there have still been some significant extracurricular events for our students. The Year 10 Law classes have visited the Magistrates Court in the Melbourne CBD to see some real life cases and to deepen their knowledge of the legal system. A group of year 9 students have been participating in the ABCN goals program. This has introduced them to a successful adult in the workforce who they work with as a learning mentor and have weekly check ins. We have also had several representatives at the African Australian Student Conference. The event brought together African heritage students from schools across the state, fostering an environment of empowerment, inspiration, and career exploration.

One of the largest events of the year in the middle school is the annual Year 9 City Experience, which was held in Week 8 this term. The students completed a huge variety of activities in the city over the five days. These included a guided tour of the Shrine of Remembrance, a trip to the Melbourne Museum, Ice Skating and a cruise down the Yarra River to Williamstown plus many more. The students were fantastic over the week and represented the college to the high standard that we have come to expect. Many students developed new friendships over the week and have gained important experience in things like catching public transport and spending their money wisely. After a week of increased independence and time to explore the city, it has also been great to see the year 9’s refocus and now shift their attention back to the classroom.


With the Term 3 holidays nearly upon us, we wish all our students and families a safe and enjoyable break. Term 4 is a very important one as it encourages students to finish things off well. Those that embrace the challenge of Semester Tests and Exams at the end of the academic year prepare themselves well for the future and give themselves every chance of success later in life. As always we thank our extended school community for their support and we look forward to a productive and enjoyable Term 4.


Mr Owen McIntyre – Middle Sub School Leader