15 October 2018

Head of Middle School

Middle School Autumn Term Co-Curricular offering is in full swing, and in most cases we refer to these as Clubs. Many of these activities change from term to term to offer boys the chance to mix and meet new friends and try something new. The list for this term is also posted on Parent Connect. The important consideration for Co-Curricular activities is that students, once signed up, commit to attending for the duration of the term.

Underway this term is Debating, Coding Club, Science Club, Chess Club, Breakdance Club, Philosophy Club, Lego and Marimba Making Group.

One of the mainstays of the Co-Curricular programme is the supervised Homework Club run in the Library every afternoon from 3:30-4:30pm (except on Tuesdays when we hold our staff meeting). For boys who require help or prefer to have homework done as soon as possible each day or enjoy a structured regime to work within, Homework Club can be a valuable option to access once or twice a week. In Senior School this type of academic support is available via the Residence, both before and after school, with a range of staff and OSC's on hand to offer assistance.

Our Middle School Inter House Cross Country carnival is being held this week, on Wednesday, starting and finishing at the Gooch Pavilion. Parents are more than welcome to come along to encourage and witness some fine running. I am confident based on our PSA Cross Country results so far this season, more of our existing House records will be broken. It is important to note that every boy who finishes earns points for his House based on their placing, with total team points contributing to the Champion House Trophy announced at Speech Night.

Events commence at:

Year 6 1:30pm 2.5km

Year 7 2:00pm 2.5km

Year 8 2.30pm 3km

Congratulations to the boys who participated in our Ride2School programme today - we have 17 bikes currently parked in the Middle School Quad. I am hoping to see a few more out there again tomorrow, please encourage your son to get involved.

Mr Richard Ledger

Head of Middle School