Learning Environments

6 June 2018

I often spend time writing about what we are working on in the Primary School, professional development, looking at improving our work with inquiry maths or Daily 5; however, this past week and a half have been so much fun for the boys in so many areas outside of the classroom, it’s important to take the time to acknowledge these Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular experiences that help develop our fine young men.

Prep/Year 1

It was great to see so many Prep and Year 1 families down at Tallebudgera this year. It’s the first time we have moved the camp away from Mt Tambourine in an effort to alternate the experience for the boys. The inclement weather didn’t dampen the spirits of an energetic group of parents who still got into games on the sand, playing soccer and a couple of boys even took a dip in the pool. I’ve enjoyed hearing about some of those memorable camping stories too!

Leos Pizza Afternoon/Laser Skirmish

The Senior Leos leaders have had a busy term creating lots of opportunities for all the boys in the school. When they’re not eating pizza, they’re getting involved in what must have been one of the most fun experiences of the year so far. Watching sixty four Primary School boys on Wednesday afternoon running around through the bush outside F block, hiding, scurrying, aiming, shooting and then recharging was awesome. Several students had smeared mud on their cheeks for the camouflage look and all boys were having so much fun. A big thanks to Mrs Givney, Mr Lewis and all the Leos Captains and crew for organising this event.

Da Vinci boys

Several teams headed down to the da Vinci tournament at A.B. Patterson on the Gold Coast. We’re still finding our feet with this exciting intellectual challenge. Our groups have been developing for several years and I was really proud of the effort put in by the boys across a range of fields. It’s also worth acknowledging the outstanding effort of the Year 6 team from Moreton Bay College who tied in first place out of 48 schools. A brilliant effort by all involved.

Chess Tournament

As you might see in another newsletter article, a group of our boys found themselves engrossed in many challenging games of Chess last Tuesday night. These boys have been training hard at home and as part of our morning chess program. I’d like to commend all boys involved in giving it their best, particularly a couple of our prep boys. I’ll leave it to Mrs Guy and Mrs Lescinski to talk about the specifics, but it has been incredibly pleasing to see this co-curricular program grow over the course of this year.

We now enter the final 3 weeks of Term 2 and there are plenty of events still to occur. The winter sporting season is well under way and all teams are going well. I get to see many of our school values such as care, character and teamwork in full flight on these days.

Please check the MBBC App as we have many upcoming events including our Drama and Communication evening this week, our Year 4s will be heading off to camp in Week 9, our P-3 Athletics carnival in week 10, and much more.

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