Term 1 is in full swing and everyone has settled back into a routine after enjoying the summer holidays. The Year 7 students headed off to Camp Rumbug last Wednesday, 4 days into their secondary school life. The camp was full of fun activities for the students to participate in each day including low ropes, canoeing, raft building, the flying fox, orienteering, abseiling (we have very brave students who aren’t afraid of heights!), a giant swing plus more.
I spent Thursday and Friday with the staff, students and peer support leaders and it was a great opportunity to see new friendships develop and create bonds that will endure not only for the rest of Year 7 but throughout their entire school experience. This year we took along three Year 10 peer support students, Emmerson Shankie, Holly McMillan and Sarah Game. They were of great assistance to staff and the students and jumped in to help out in all of the activities. We pride ourselves on the positive relationships staff have with the students at Mordialloc College and it was very evident that these relationships are already firmly developed amongst staff and students in Year 7. Whilst camp is very early in the year, it provides the perfect opportunity for the Year 7 staff to get to know each student, and vice versa, in a different setting and creates a great foundation for the remainder of the year. Thank you to all the staff who attended camp and also those who have worked with the Year 7s as they have been given a wonderful and positive introduction to secondary school.
Ms Jennifer Roep