Middle School Awards Evening

As the end of a school year, it’s time to ‘look up’, to step off the metaphorical dance floor up into the balcony and examine and reflect on the dance moves below and the year that has been. Or perhaps reflect on the culmination of your middle school phase as you move into Senior School next year. 

Year 9s…Congratulations on all of your achievements for 2021. Well done on the way that you have navigated this year and worked together to face adversity and sit in uncertainty. Well done on finishing well. 

Take some time over your final couple of weeks in Middle School to think back over your MS years and reflect on your proudest achievement, your worst failure, funniest experience, most embarrassing moment, your best friends, favourite subjects, the greatest risk, opportunities for growth.

I have it on good authority that what is ahead will be greater, worse, funnier, riskier, bigger etc in Senior School...and beyond into Uni and work life.

F.Scott Fitzgerald once said that, “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

I would hope and pray that Middle School has set you up with a great foundation for the achievements, failures, risks, and rich experiences that your futures inevitably hold. I am proud of you and pray God’s very best for your future.

Mrs Fiona Long
Head of Middle School

Middle School Mural

Thanks to Lily Maher for her artists’ statement on behalf of this year’s Middle School mural team. The statement includes the following:

“At the top of the mural, two hands seem to ‘pour out’ onto the Earth and a few other planets. A star-speckled background fades into clouds, and Van Gogh inspired swirls frame the bible verse at the bottom. The hands are representative of God’s hands, depicting how He pours out His love and Holy Spirit onto His creation.

It is also symbolic of how, as mentioned in Revelation, Creation is an ongoing outworking of God’s love, with His Spirit still moving throughout our world today. We hope this mural showcases some of our grade’s incredible creative giftings and inspires everyone who sees it to take a moment to breathe, remember who God is, and Look Up”.