Year 4 to 5 Transition Program
Throughout this term, year 4 students have been involved in an extensive transition program supporting students move to the Middle School next year. This program has seen year 4 students head to the Middle School to take part in English, Maths and Science lessons taken in both Classrooms and Science Labs. The students have had an opportunity to meet some of the Middle School teachers and get a good feel for what Middle School will be like next year. The transition program culminated this week with the year 4’s joining the Middle School for an entire lunchtime and even getting an opportunity to use the Middle School Cafeteria. An extremely exciting time as they prepare for Middle School. Thanks to Nicole Smith and Amanda Hadjaloukas for coordinating this transition and all the year 4 and 5 teachers and students involved in supporting our students to be prepared for next year.
Middle School Orientation afternoon – Wednesday 12th December
On Wednesday 12th December, we are conducting our Middle School Orientation afternoon for year 5, 7 and 8 students from 2.00pm till 3.00pm. During this afternoon, all children currently in grade 4, 5, 7 and 8 will have an opportunity to meet their Middle School classmates for 2019. This will be a great opportunity for all our new and existing students to start preparing for an exciting year ahead.
Year 7 Orientation – Tuesday 11th December
The State wide Year 7 orientation day is being held next Tuesday 11th December. This day will see over 140 new year 6 students join our 180 existing year 6 students for a day designed to ensure a smooth transition to Year 7. Our Head of School, Mrs Meacham has been working very hard to ensure the day is a success and provides an insight into the wonderful opportunities that will be provided for our students next year. The day will include a BBQ lunch and opportunity to experience our facilities. We again thank all our parents of current year 7’s for supporting the College by keeping your children at home for the day. We look forward to welcoming our new group of Year 7 students to our College.
St Vincent’s Giving Day – Friday 9th December
This Christmas, Hazel Glen College will again like to coordinate a ‘food drive’ to help those families who may struggle over the Christmas period. This year, we are asking that each student donate one non-perishable food item. These items will be collected and given to St Vincent de Paul, a local church and organisation who works with local families. On Thursday 6th December, students wishing to participate in this initiative are invited to come to school in casual clothes with food to donate and place in our hampers. If in casual clothing, please ensure they are dressed appropriately (ie closed runners/shoes and shoulder covered tops – no shoe strings).
Middle School students are asked to bring along non-perishable items from the following list:
o Year 5 – baked beans, tin spaghetti, two minute noodles,
o Year 6 – tomato sauce, bbq sauce, cooking oil,
o Year 7 – coffee, tea, long life milk
o Year 8 – vegemite, jam, honey, flour, sugar, shortbreads
Middle School students are asked to place all items outside the college office. Thank you all again for your ongoing support.
Year 8 Celebration (Moving to Senior School)
Our Year 8 celebration evening will be held on Wednesday, 12th December at our College. This is an opportunity for both year 8 students and staff to celebrate an amazing year together. The excitement is definitely building in the Year 8 area and we are looking forward to celebrating the transition to senior school.
Our Middle School awards night is being held on Monday 10th December in our College gymnasium. This is an extremely important night in our Colleges calendar and one that we highly value. Students who have been nominated to receive an award in the category of ‘Academic Endeavour’, ‘Academic Excellence’, ‘Co-curricular’, or ‘Citizenship’ have been notified. We highly value our students and see this is an extremely important opportunity to recognise both academic achievements and personal best efforts across the Middle School.
Middle School Principal