Parent Bulletin 6
Friday 29 March
Peer Support 2019
Peer support has taken place twice during this term so far. We do it on Thursdays from 8:30 am-9:00 am. The year sevens do this with some year nines. We’ve talked about friendships, organisation and stress as well as playing some games. It actually has helped a bit and was actually fun.
The year nines and sevens talk together for about half an hour and each time. We do joke about a bit, or at least in my group we do and we won’t deny it. It was a great experience and I loved how even though there were some activities that were not as fun they did help improve our organisation skills. The year nines always found a way to lighten the mood by making jokes or telling stories. They also helped everyone realise that we should probably organise our work a bit more, and there’s no shame in that at all.
Talking to them made it easier to get through all the new high school change like getting to class on time (organisation). We appreciate what you are doing for us and we look forward to more peer support meetings.
By Nhi Nguyen and Annabelle Loftus
Burnet Pancake Breakfast
On Wednesday the 20th of February, the Burnet Year 10 leaders held a pancake breakfast for the new Year 7 students.
The leaders arrived early, prepared, cooked and served pancakes to hordes of hungry Year 7s as part of their leadership role for 2019.
The breakfast was a casual and fun way for our Year 7 students to meet and mingle with the Year 10 leaders prior to the Orientation Camp to Anglesea.
Our Year 10 leaders and peer mentors will continue to work closely with the Year 7 students in a number of different ways throughout the year to ensure the transition from primary school to secondary college is smooth and enjoyable.
Parent Teacher Student Conferences
Wednesday 3rd April
Book online through Compass
Last Day Term 1
Term 2 Commences
Tuesday 23rd April
Burnet & Napier Orientation Camp
The 2019 Burnet expedition to Camp Wilkin at Anglesea set off this year on the 25th of February, this time our Year 7s were accompanied by our friends from Napier.
The Year 7 students were divided into six marine-themed activity groups and took part in canoeing, high ropes, rock climbing, surfing and mountain biking, accompanied by our Year 10 leaders and a selection of the college’s most fearless, adrenaline-craving teachers.
The activities were ‘challenge by choice’ and it was inspiring to witness many students stepping outside of their comfort zone and conquering some personal fears by trying their hand at new experiences. Many got to hang ten for the first time with the Go Ride A Wave surf school, navigate the Anglesea River by boat and bike or conquer their fear of heights.
The Burnet team would like to thank all Year 7 students who attended for the manner in which they conducted themselves during our stay in Anglesea, the Year 10 leaders who did a fantastic job assisting students and staff, and the staff below who assisted in making the Orientation Camp a success.
Ms Leadbeatter and Mr Downie (Napier team), Ms Fraser, Ms Trahar, Mrs Williams, Mr Deale, Ms Kersten, Mr Foster, Mr Manning, Mr Xue, Mr Sgro, Ms Viti, Mr La, Ms Trinh, Ms Wood & Ms Armstead.
Burnet Team Leader
Year 7 & 8 Swimming Carnival
The Year 7 and 8 Swimming Carnival was held on Tuesday the 19th of March at Oak Park Swimming Pool. It was a wonderful 27-degree day filled with colour, chants and competition.
The carnival displayed many impressive individual performances, high levels of encouragement from our students as well as a great team spirit. The level of participation in the pool was outstanding and all students who participated received points for the team.
Throughout the day students participated in a variety of both 50m and 25m events, including freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and novelty events.
A big congratulations to all students involved and for those who placed and were awarded with ribbons. Burnet had an amazing victory placing third overall.
Thank you to the year 10 leaders who attended and helped organise the students. Also, a special thank you to all teachers who attended the day and allowed for it to run so smoothly!
Teagan Fraser, Erica Trahar and Matt Roberts