The end of another year is upon us and what a wonderful introduction to high school Year 7 have had. I am left thinking, where has the time gone? It seemed like only yesterday that we welcomed this new cohort with their crisp new uniforms, polished shoes and nervous smiles to the Craigslea State High School community. They are now settled and confident members who are eager to continue their journey here at Craigslea State High.
We participated in our first swimming and sports carnival, introducing us to the wonderful Craigslea spirit and learning the importance of participation, teamwork and pride in our community. We enjoyed many in-school presentations such as an author talk from Christine Bongers, Cyber safety with "The hurting game" and a fun filled Ancient Rome day. We raised funds as a year level for Autism awareness week by holding a blue store and dressed up for book week and more recently Halloween. Many students displayed their skills in the Arts Spectacular, Dance night, Eisteddfod and music showcase.
The students will most likely agree that the highlight of the year, aside from many academic successes, was our camp to the Sunshine Coast Recreation centre in Currimundi. This experience saw us developing leadership skills, building relationships and challenging our fears. Here we formed friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
As the Year 7 coordinator, I have had an amazing
year with this cohort, enjoying many laughs and building relationships and
memories that I won’t forget. This group of Year 7’s have been most enjoyable
and I look forward to watching them grow and mature on their journey ahead. I
wish them all the best for 2020 and beyond.
Year 7 Coordinator 2019