Ms Amanda Hall | Deputy Head of Junior and Middle Schools
One of the truisms learned through working with our Middle School students in Years 6-8, is that, while they can seem, and often crave to be seen as older and more mature, they are still young people and one of their most important needs is the opportunity to play!
Research tells us that play is at the heart of creativity, intellectual curiosity, and strong peer relationships – all essential elements for a joyful Middle School environment. The play may now take on differing forms, but it is certainly evident and vibrant amongst our students.
We are now at the halfway point of Term 3, and it is wonderful to witness active, happy students engaged in positive social interactions on the courts, in the playground and on the football field and hand ball court.