Year 7 2019 Orientation Day
On Wednesday 14th November 2018, Year 6 students attended Bethany College for their orientation day heading in to 2019. They were warmly greeted by Ms Rodwell and Mrs Russo, the administration staff, Miss Grimm and their Year Coordinator, Mrs Pikis. The Year 9 Big Sisters who are currently in training assisted the girls throughout the day.
The students participated in the Allwell testing taking them up to lunchtime. After lunch they had the opportunity to experience a number of activities which gave them a taste of high school life.
The Big Sisters led each session with great confidence under the guidance of Mrs Chisari, Miss Simos, Ms Baldwin, Miss Munro, Mrs Fitzgerald, Miss Carrabs and Mrs Barnes and they are to be congratulated for their preparedness and leadership throughout the day.
Big Sisters 2019:
Orange with black dot
Taylor Di Fabio
Yellow with black dot
During the “High School Talk” sessions, a number of Year 12 students also supported the Big Sisters and gave advice to the Year 6 students about the daily high school routine. I warmly thank the following students for their time:
Julia Lo Russo
Siena Dal Bianco
The Parent Information evening followed at 6.30pm and the name for the 2019 cohort was announced as the “Doves”. The dove is a symbol for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit descends and provides the gifts that we need, just as each Year 7 student will come together and bring the individual, unique gifts that will help form a dynamic, united community with the power to travel together through to Year 12.
I look forward to an exciting year ahead leading the Doves.
Mrs Connie Pikis