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Comment from the Principal – 26th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

Another busy week has gone by and we are now, incredibly it seems, into the final week of term. The School is relatively quiet with about a quarter of the School, and accompanying staff, away on Country Week.

Country Week

We wish our teams – touch-rugby (for the first time), volleyball, basketball, netball and dance – every success in this incredible week of sport and look forward to hearing how they have fared.

7 benefits of participating in sport

The benefits of participating in sport are widely documented. The health and physical gains are clear but there is good evidence to suggest that physical activity can also improve mental wellbeing and academic performance.

The human brain is like a muscle and just like all of our other muscles, it grows with exercise.

Comment from the Principal – 16th June 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,

It has been a busy week as the term moves into its final stages but with much that is favourable on which to report.

Cross Country

We were blessed with fine conditions for the inter-house cross country races held, again, over the iconic Twilight Beach course.

Why the creative arts are important in education

According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report, ‘creativity’ will be one of the top three skills required to thrive in 2020. This is a profound prediction when understanding why the creative arts are important in education.

We need to equip the next generation with the skills required to succeed in a workforce that experts are predicting will look startlingly different to today’s job market.

How school camps enrich learning

Many children (and parents) look forward to school camps with great anticipation. Camps provide a wonderful opportunity to escape from the home environment and spend meaningful time with friends and classmates.

However, school camps provide more than just an experience away from the classroom, they play a crucial role in the education of children and the school curriculum.