On Thursday, Years 4 and 5 students attended the Combined Schools ANZAC Day service. This is an important time to reflect on the men and women of the armed forces and the sacrifices they have made so that we can enjoy lives of freedom. Mia F and Hadassah read a poem written by Katie B and Daniel. Miley and Adriaan (AJ) lay the wreath on behalf of our school. A sincere thank you to Mr Ben Quartermaine for preparing our students for this service.
On Sunday, Sarah and Luca, two of our Year 6 leaders, represented the school beautifully by laying a wreath at the community ANZAC service.
Year 6 Camp
Year 6 students departed for Ern Halliday Recreation Camp last week as part of the annual 3-day camp. Students participated in a variety of activities, such as: archery, rock climbing, caving, orienteering, the Big Swing, Lost Pilot, Pump Track and team-building challenges.
The focus of the camp was developing leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving skills by pushing students outside their comfort zone and creating opportunities for students to rely on and support each other.
A key message for the students was that, for each challenge they faced, the goal was not always about getting to the finish line, but the journey it took to get there. Throughout all the activities, students supported and encouraged each other to overcome their fears and reach their true potential.
It was a privilege to be part of this experience, and we look forward to seeing the continual growth in this group of St Matthew’s School leaders.
Mr Mark Tenney