From the Middle School

Hello and welcome to this weeks e-newsletter. It is hard to believe we are already celebrating another year at Hazel Glen College. There continues to be so much to be proud of across the College and so much to celebrate.
Some highlights of 2018 include a number of successful sporting teams representing our College. 3 state teams and 1 state championship. State teams included Year 7 boys baseball, year 8 girls softball and year 7 girls who became Hazel Glen College first team to win a state championship. Our first ever motor cross and weight lifting team representing Hazel Glen College this year with many teams continuing to head out and compete on a weekly basis. Camps to Arrabri Lodge, Coonawarra, Grampians and Merricks including giant swings, canoeing, cliff walks, rock climbing, surfing, tree climbing and plenty of team bonding. We have seen our students at Melbourne Eureka Sky deck, Melbourne and Werribee Zoo, Sovereign Hill, Poetry in Action incursion, Wala African drumming incursion, Victorian Space Science Education Centre, National Gallery of Victoria and Billawong Marr excursion, Robotics tournaments, competing in Tournament of the Minds and a snow trip to Buller. Our ANZAC day school service and memorial service at Laurimar cenotaph were also very special and again demonstrated the level of respect our students demonstrate amongst the community. Another amazingly successful production of The Sound of Music was held in term 3 over 4 performances. Ms Carruthers and her team produced a professional performance where the students talents were showcased to the highest level. Book week saw some 1000 Middle School students dress up in their favourite book costume, while our 4 major House events continued to grow in strength and again see students get behind their houses by dressing up, competing and most importantly having fun. WOW, what a year we have had and thanks for getting involved.
I would like to finish by acknowledging the new and existing families that have joined us on this journey through 2018. It has again been an unbelievable year full of so many highlights. The way our community have continued to embrace our culture here at Hazel Glen and support the success of another great year is a credit to you all. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our staff. They work tirelessly to provide the best possible environment for your children to learn and grow. They do an amazing job and we are certainly very lucky to have them on board. We look forward to 2019 with great excitement. Stay safe and enjoy your break!

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