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From the Director of Junior Secondary

From the Director of Junior Secondary

Author: Shelley McMahon
Author Role: Director of Junior Secondary

Activity Week

Last week, students in Years 7 and 8 were involved in a number of on-site and off-site activities that aimed to develop their teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills.

Students in Year 7 were taken to the City on Wednesday and given three hours to participate in a photo scavenger hunt around the CBD. Year 8 students were involved in a team-building and leadership day on Thursday, and they continued their work with the Character Builders team on Friday, spending a day down at Currumbin Beach.

On-site, students were involved in problem-solving activities, financial literacy sessions, and also given some time to relax and read a favourite book.

The few days taken away from the classroom are valuable in focusing on strengthening peer relationships, social values, and encouraging students to take risks and think creatively. I’d like to thank the students for their positive approach to the various activities, staff who assisted with coordinating these opportunities, and Damon Joseph and the team from Character Builders who coordinated the excursions. I’m sure students had a lot to share upon returning from these activities.

CHAC Community Sessions

This term, the Year 7 students are completing a second rotation of selected activities that provide an opportunity for them to learn or develop a new skill or interest, and to share this activity with like-minded peers. We have included these sessions in the program as a way for students to move outside of their regular peer group and get to know other students while enjoying a leisure activity.

The current rotation offered garden games, cooking, decorating and planting, juggling, yoga and team games. I would like to thank all the staff and community volunteers for their assistance with these activities.