Heathdale flower 04th August 2022

Vibrant Life Together

From Cross Country to The Sound of Music, and with much more to look forward to, it has been a pleasure to see our students so involved in the life of our community.

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Across the life of the College, there are many opportunities to celebrate our creativity as we learn. One such opportunity is Book Week which is happening from 22nd to 26th August. In the weeks leading up to Book Week, our Primary classes will be reading and discussing several of the books short-listed by the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

The theme for this year is ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’. There will be several activities throughout the week, including our annual Book Week Dress Up Day on Tuesday 23rd August, which includes a parade for our Primary School students.

Last week was performance week for our College musical, “The Sound of Music”. It was an excellent production, providing an opportunity to showcase the various gifts of our student body. It was also encouraging that on the Thursday, most of our students in Years 3 to 9 had the opportunity to attend.

On this same Thursday, a select group of Melton students participated in the Christian Schools Cross Country Championships at Bundoora Park. Congratulations to the runners on completing either the 3 km or 4 km circuits. A special mention to Isaac in Year 9 and Levi in Year 8 who came second in their respective divisions.

Despite the wintry weather of late, it has been great to see many of our Melton students enjoying a run around outside during recess and lunch. I certainly appreciate our Year 6 class allowing me to play a little bit of soccer with them on occasion.

Last Friday, Mr Williams organised an AFL match on the oval for some of our Secondary students. It was a fairly competitive affair, with a lot of running, kicking and handballing. At the end of the game, it was pleasing to hear these students asking the staff for more organised lunchtime sporting activities. Thank you to Mr Carpen, Mr de Kretser and Mr Williams for your umpiring on the day.

Finally, with both COVID-19 and flu evident in the broader community, there are some days when we have been stretched as a staff team. We very much appreciate your support as we look to ensure that classes can occur and continue to value your prayers.