Friday 5 April 2013

Week 11 Update

What an action packed two weeks we have had in the Intermediate Team.

 Leadership week was a huge success. The Year 7s had lots of fun learning about 'Be Proactive', 'Put first things first', 'Think win-win' and "Synergize'; 4 of the 7 habits of highly effective people. On the Thursday they went off to be leaders in the Junior classes. What fabulous feedback we have had from the teachers, here's just a sample...

  • 'Absolutely lovely boys - I will have them back anytime!'  
  • 'In the class as a helper he was positive and willingly helped the children. the kids loved his easy going and helpful manner! I thought he was totally AWESOME!'
  • 'Confident, well-organised, used her initiative, eager to help, related well to the younger children, innovative and engaging group activity'

Year 8 Leadership Camp was also a wonderful time. The Year 8s stepped up and made the most of the opportunities to practice the '7 habits' and had lots of fun in the process.

On Thursday we had a unique musical experience with Rhythm Interactive. After an hour of drumming, the majority of the team were still fully engaged. If was high energy, fun, loud and tested our persistence.

Friday was duathlon day. We had one of the best participation rates we have seen from Year 7 & 8 at this event. We were especially impressed with those who knew they wouldn't win, but just wanted to challenge themselves - fabulous attitude and effort. Also a big thanks to the lap counters, course marshals and photographers, who stepped up to this leadership challenge and contributed to the success of the event. 

No time to rest, our next challenge is J-Rock. This will be our major focus for the next four weeks. If anyone has time to help with sourcing or making costumes, please send me an email so that we can put a team together get the costume ball rolling. We are still after a person with woodwork skills to construct our 'giant wooden man', again please email if you can help out.

Writers' Workshop: Recording studio day is Monday April 15th, leaving school at 3pm sharp. A notice will come home early next week with more details. We couldn't find a day that was perfect for everyone, but hope that all will be able to take part in this exciting experience. 

In the next week ... we are looking forward to hearing the band children play for us on Wednesday morning and good luck to the swimmers competing at the Canterbury Champs on Thursday.

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