As we approach the final weeks of the academic year, it is a significant time for our Year 9 students, as they prepare to transition into the Senior School.

This term the Year 9 students have participated in House activities designed to prepare them for their move to House-based Pastoral Groups next year. In the coming weeks they will also be involved in transition experiences with their Senior Pastoral Groups for 2024. These opportunities are intended to create a sense of belonging and connection that will continue to develop in the years to come.

In the upcoming weeks, the Year 9 students will be dedicated to completing assessments, a key step in paving the way for future academic success. ‘Finish Strong’ isn't just a slogan - it is a mindset that calls students to give their best effort in every task, to stay focused, and to take pride in their accomplishments. We encourage the students to approach this period with determination and resilience, embracing the opportunity to showcase the knowledge and skills they've acquired throughout the year.

Equally important, we ask students to continue to nurture respectful relationships with their peers and teachers. These connections form the foundation of a supportive learning environment and also help to enhance emotional wellbeing during times of heightened stress and anxiety.

Congratulations to our Year 9 students for their achievements thus far, and we look forward to witnessing their continued success in the years ahead.

Kylie Willis
Year 9 Level Coordinator