Grade 6 to Year 7 Orientation Day

Tomorrow, Tuesday 11th December, will be orientation day for all students going to a public high school next year. Please read the following Important information from Berwick College and Officer Secondary College.
We wish all students a great day and look forward to hearing all about it on Wednesday.

Berwick College
• Students are to arrive at Berwick College at 8.45am and meet outside the Leisure Centre. If might be a good idea to organise to meet some friends in a specific location as parents are encouraged to drop students off and not hang around after the bell.
• Students are to wear their Grade 6 Primary School uniform and bring a pencil case and paper for the day, as well as their snack, lunch and drink bottle.
• The day will finish at 3.15pm but staff will start bringing students down to the bus stop area at around 3.00pm to ease congestion.

Officer Secondary College
• Please enter through the Community Hub entrance on Parker St from 8:30am for an 8:45am assembly in the Gym. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the assembly, but will need to exit the Hub afterwards.
• Students should be wearing their Primary School uniform, with a pair of runners for some physical activities during the day.
• Students need to bring snack, lunch, drink. (pre-paid lunch orders will be delivered to students who ordered one)
• There will be a final assembly at 2:50pm which Parents are welcome to attend and students will be dismissed according to their preference form as filled in by Parents at 3:10pm.

For those students who do not have their orientation day tomorrow, if you come to school, you will work in a Grade 5 classroom for the day, as the Grade 6 teachers will be organising transition and visiting high schools.

Homework Task

One of the easiest things you can do to give back to your community is showing kindness. This week you are encouraged to show kindness in different ways at home, at school and in the wider community. This could be as simple as saying hello, holding a door open or doing something without being asked to. Create a bookmark of all of the acts of kindness you did, which can be put on show to help others realise what they can do to be kind.

Homework Task

For homework this week, you are going to volunteer to help people in your own community. Some suggestions of what you could do are:

• Complete a chore you would not normally have to do (mow the lawn, do the dishes, take out the garbage, vacuum the house etc.)
• Help your sibling with their homework
• Make a meal for your family
• Have a conversation with a grandparent, aunt, uncle or someone older than you, that you haven’t seen for a while
• Volunteer to help a teacher with something at school
• Donate some old toys or clothes

Record what you did and who you helped in your homework book. Describe how you felt after you had completed each task. You must complete at least 3.