What an incredible year of learning, friendships experiences, adventures and surprises.
Last night our grade 6 class graduated from primary School. It was an incredible night which included a celebratory liturgy, followed by speeches, presentations and the big surprise of the night- A Party Bus! The grade 6 students and teachers danced the night away on a double decker disco bus. This years students have been an inspirational class and we will miss them dearly but wish them well as they continue their life’s journey.
The Sensational SeniorG is a great inspiration to me
The tallest of all is Chloe for sure
Sharing her wisdom, from devouring books
On the sports field, her great prowess
Certainly steals all the looks
The smiling Fintan is sensitive and warm,
He has the cutest freckled cheeks
With the coolest of dance moves on the floor
He can groove to any beat
The hippy is Hannah our Mother Nature
She cares for creatures great and small
With a spontaneous giggle or contagious laughter
If Hannah’s around we’re having a ball
The wonderful Holly has travelled a lot
She loves to have a chat
Sharing adventures, full of expression
She wears latest fashions from her shoes to her hat
We are all so grateful that our precious Sam,
Eventually came to our school
He’s everyone’s mate so friendly and kind
Funny, adventurous, and cool
Now James is our resident techy
And he loves to lend a hand
He takes on any challenge
Training teachers when he can
What is the latest cricket score?
Is the cry from our sporting Tim
Yet give him any maths calculation
He’ll do it quickly, with a cheeky grin
Braden is the curious and quiet achiever,
Fixing computers his specialty
But with a wicked sense of humour
He throws in comments that are beauties
Now Mark can tell a story
He can talk the leg off a chair
Destined to be a politician
Or a scientist if he dares
Georgia produces the most beautiful work
So colourful and creative
Put her in front of an audience
She becomes extremely animated
Lookout for Siobhon on the basketball court,
She runs rings around the boys
Her popularity she takes in her stride
To be around her is always a Joy
The most passionate of all when making a speech
Is the adorable Vanessa
Always engaging in presentations
She’ll be a news reporter or uni professor
Hailey is our beautiful blonde,
So intelligent, friendly and caring
Always working with others in groups
Her magnificent work she loves sharing
The lovely Imogen has blossomed this year
Reaching for stars up high
When confidently delivering a presentation
So delighted was I, that I cried
And finally the smallest but bubbliest of all
The gorgeous energetic Carmen
The hardest of workers and full of ideas
A friend to everyone so diligent and charming
This year has been an incredible journey. We began with a group of meek year 5 students stepping up to become our leaders and watched them transform into mature grade 6. They were bombarded with PLTs, homework, leadership roles and speedy working conditions. It was not long before they were working at their best and challenging themselves, teaching each other and ultimately surprising themselves with what they had accomplished.
In term 1 we looked at the planets and then endeavoured to explain events and phenomena through science. The students became inventors themselves creating their own designs to assist with a problem at home.
In term 2 we looked at how we can all work towards building a socially just world. The students looked at the inequalities of our society and took actions to make a difference. They studied the saints and prepared for their confirmation. we worked in maths groups to build our strategies and problem solving skills.
In term 3 we looked at the world through stories in our past. We stepped back in time at sovereign hill and discovered the rich secrets of our own families past. We worked in literature circles to read novels and delve into the delights of literature.
And here we are term 4 where we have discovered the elements that keep our environment thriving. We investigated the rich biomes of Australia with partners on google docs, teaching the rest of the seniors. We then researched an environmental issue, becoming demonstrators and standing up for caged chickens, orangutans and the trees.
Throughout the year have had our laughs and had some tears but in the end we have come out stronger, wiser and smiling.
As we look at the class of 2013 we feel an overwhelming sense of pride as we send them out into the big wide world, on the cusp of teenage hood and as the hormones take over, we know that we did our best to inspire you all and hope that the memories that you take with you are happy and life changing.
We taught you to reach for stars, be the change you want to see in this world, to treasure the stories of your past and stand up for the future.
You dared to dream in 2013 now it is time to take those life lessons, stand on the top of the world and plunge courageously into your future. Good luck!