The Junior School has been a buzz of activity both inside and outside the classroom. Our Year 7 students enjoyed their overnight excursions to Melbourne. Both Camp 1 (7/2, 7/3, 7/5 and 7/7) and Camp 2 (7/1, 7/4, 7/6 & 7/8) were huge successes. All staff who attended the camp were very proud of the way our Year 7 students conducted themselves, their behavior was exemplary. Some of the destinations that the students visited included Eureka Tower, Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, Etihad Stadium, State Library, Old Melbourne Goal, Scienceworks Planetarium, CBD, Southgate and the Queen Victoria Market. Thank you to all of the staff who accompanied the students on the camps.
The Junior School witnessed some outstanding musical and dance acts during our Year 8 Inter-homeroom Talent Quest. Thanks must be given to our esteemed judging panel of Mr. Geoff Welch, Mrs. Julie Nolan and Junior School Officer, Vicky Bennett. The joint winners of the talent quest were Julia Gillard A.K.A Jesse Sanderson (8/4) and beat boxer Simeon Goeby (8/3). Well done to all participants.
Our Year 7 students were also involved in the Year 7 Inter-homeroom Essay Writing Competition last Wednesday in the Junior Resource Centre. Well done to all students involved in this rewarding activity. Congratulations to 7/8 for winning the competition. A big thank you to Mrs. Rachel Froude and Brianna Schutt for reading and judging the essays.
Orientation Day has been set for Tuesday 13th December. Information will be mailed to incoming Year 7 students and parents later this week. The booklists will also be in the mail out.
The 2012 Year 7 Information Evening for parents will take place on the Tuesday 29th November at 7:30pm – 8:30pm in the Max Fletcher Auditorium.
The Grade 6 Transition Camp for small rural primary school students entering Galen in 2012 will be on November 17th and 18th at 15 Mile Creek.
Congratulations to our Year 7 Boys tennis team for making the next stage of the VSSSA tennis competition. Matthew Wilson, Zac Sullivan, Sam Harvey, Fletcher Stewart and Harry Condon. Under the watchful eye of coach Mrs. Hill the boys will now play against St. Mary’s Nathalia and St. Helena Secondary in Bendigo this Friday 18th November to book a place in the state finals. We wish them all the best and good luck!
Patrick Arcuri, Junior School Director