Middle School

PE Day

On Friday 13 November the School will be participating in PE Day. It is a casual clothes day where students are encouraged to wear their favourite team’s colours.

There will be a range of activities for students to participate in during recess and lunch and there will also be a sausage sizzle.

The day is also the Middle School Transition day, so there will be a number of new students attending and the Year 6 cohort will be Middle Schoolers for the day.

It is sure to be a great day for the old and the new!

Year 9 Final Assembly

On Friday 4 December at 8.50am the Middle School has its final assembly for the year.

As it is our last assembly we will be acknowledging a the ‘moving on’ of our Year 9s. It will be a celebration of their time in the Middle School. There will be speeches by our Year 9 leaders and each student will be presented with a small gift as we hand them over to the care of one ninety.

Year 9 parents would have received an invite to attend the Middle School Final Assembly and then to join us afterwards for morning tea/coffee. Due to COVID 19 restrictions we are limiting the invitation to two parents/relatives per Year 9 student.

The assembly should run for approximately one hour. If you are able to join us, please ensure you arrive early and are seated in Wyatt Hall by 8.45am, ready for the assembly to begin promptly at 8.50am.

Activities Day

On Thursday 3 December, the last week of the school year, we hold Activities Day. The purpose of the day is to celebrate the conclusion of the year and for students to spend time with their peers, before finishing the School year the following day. 

Year 7 students will be heading to Glenelg and having fun at the Beachouse.  Year 8s are heading to AFL Max before returning to school to watch a movie.  The Year 9s are heading to the Marion Aquatic Centre and then will watch a movie at the Event Cinemas.

Parents will receive a letter explaining the activities organised for Activities Day and seeking consent.

It is a lovely celebration of the year that is always appreciated by the students.

Year 8 Camp

The Year 8 camp was held in Week 3 at Chowilla near Renmark. Students participated in canoeing, cycling and hiking activities. The weather varied immensely during their 5 days away. They had a day of sunshine followed by winds and then rain making the camp a little more challenging than expected.

As we always do, we seek feedback from the students and staff, which is then presented to OEG to ensure each camp experience is an improvement on the previous. Our aim is to challenge students, but not lose the element of fun. We want all our students to come away looking forward to the next year’s camp experience.

This year the feedback was mixed with some students declaring it was the ‘best ever’ camp to others saying the opposite. Most importantly, they all came back safely having met the challenges that were presented to them.

A big thank you to the teachers that volunteered their week, away from home and family, to support our students on the camp.

Below are a few camp pictures.

Paul Ryan

Head of Middle School