Year 7 2020 Orientation Day
On Wednesday 30th of October 2019, Year 6 students attended Bethany College for their orientation day in preparation for 2020. The girls were warmly greeted by staff and a number of Year 9 helpers who generously volunteered to assist the girls throughout the day.
The students participated in the Allwell testing until lunch time, where they mingled with Year 9 helpers and the new Year 11 student leaders. In the afternoon they had the opportunity to experience a number of activities which gave them a taste of high school life. The incoming Year 7 cohort also received a gift which included a Bethany College bookmark and a pre-loved book which the students and staff at Bethany had generously donated to help nurture their love of reading.
The Year 9 helpers, under the guidance of Ms Matthews and Mrs Chisari, as well as some Year 10 volunteers led each session with great confidence and they are to be congratulated for their preparedness and leadership throughout the day.
Year 9 helpers:
Mikayla Van Schellebeck
Morgan Creed Secombe
Year 10 helpers:
Taylor Di Fabio
Thank you to every staff member who was involved in welcoming the Year 6 students and in facilitating the afternoon sessions.
The Parent Information evening followed at 6:00pm and the name for the 2020 cohort was announced as the “Flames”. In Acts, the flame is a symbol for the Holy Spirit, which descends and enables us with the gifts that we need, just as each Year 7 student will come together in 2020 and bring the individual, unique gifts that will help form a dynamic, united community.
I look forward to an exciting year ahead guiding the Flames in 2020.
Year 7 Coordinator