Our week commenced with a bright array of Christmas colour and cheer, with our campus raising more than $700 for those less fortunate in the community. I commend our SRC students for the thoughtful and well-organised activities that have raised awareness of many needs in our community throughout the year.
Our final soirée of the year was on Monday night. It was good to see the growth in our students over the year and their continued commitment to their instrument of choice. Our students performed admirably in front of an appreciative audience.
We are surrounded by natural beauty in East Gippsland, particularly on the Gippsland Lakes. Our junior students celebrated their year together with a boat cruise, followed by a mindful beach walk and a quiet reflection in the quaint chapel on Raymond Island.
This week has been significant for our Year 6 students, as they participated in the formal transition to Garnsey Campus. Our playground was particularly quiet and, while we wish them well, we will miss their presence at school.
For our remaining students, transition day was today. The students moved to their new classrooms with a lovely sense of excitement. Our Year 6 students led the way, following our New Year 6 teacher, Mr Todd Cook, to their new classroom.
Throughout the morning, I wandered into each classroom and was thrilled to see the many smiling faces and hear the sound of happily engaged students. Our new students were welcomed warmly and interacted well with their peers. Supporting our students positively through this process is most important and I thank the teachers and parents for their trust in us.
We now look forward to the many celebratory events over the next week as our school year comes to an end. Please refer to the calendar dates for details about uniform changes, excursions, Kris Kringles and events in the final week of our school year.