There has been a great feeling around the School this week as we experienced our first glimpse of spring - a small sample of the warmer weather to come. While Term 3 is viewed by some as one of the ‘quieter’ terms, our students continue to be busy and active in the many and varied aspects of the life of our School.
I congratulate the members of our shooting team who recently won the State Clay Target Championships in Echuca. This is a wonderful achievement and a great testament to the leadership of this team by the senior students, as well as Mr Kuch’s outstanding guidance and support.
This week our athletes competed in the Victorian All Schools Track Relay Championships. Once again, our students shone when competing against teams from much larger independent schools from across the state. Both our girls and boys teams achieved outstanding results. I would like to congratulate all of the students who competed and I thank Ms Dyke for the ongoing support and inspiration she provides to our athletes.
Last night I was fortunate to attend the St Anne’s Spring Concert at Lorna Sparrow Hall. This was an amazing event with nearly every St Anne’s student performing throughout the night. We were entertained by many different types of instruments and several genres of music. What most impressed me about the evening was the smiles on our students’ faces as they had fun and enjoyed performing on the big stage. It was also great to see so many parents enjoying the evening, as well as some crowd participation. Well done to Mr Glover, the St Anne’s music staff and all those staff from St Anne’s who helped on the night.
We have a busy final two weeks of term ahead of us. Next week, our Year 7 students will participate in the ‘Big Day Out.’ This will be their first experience of the senior Outdoor Education program and an opportunity to develop an understanding of the wonderful adventures they have in front of them through Years 7-9. The Outdoor Education Program plays an important role in the development of skills, character and resilience, as the students explore some of the most beautiful aspects of our environment available in Gippsland.
I look forward to seeing many members of our community at the various events we will have at our School during the next fortnight.