Next week we are hosting an evening performance with the Australian Girls Choir in the Town Hall. It has been five years since they visited the Murraylands and it is such a good evening’s entertainment, with light refreshments also provided. Tickets are still available through our school website and are extremely good value for money. We would love to fill the house!
The term might be getting close to the end but there are still many things happening daily at Murray Bridge High. I need to firstly commend the Wellbeing Team on the R U OK? Day events that have just happened. It is fantastic when the community comes together to support our young people and I would like to acknowledge and thank Gerry and Annette Korzaba for being part of the pancake brigade who cooked and served a massive pile of pancakes before school on Thursday. Planet Youth collaborated with Clontarf to put on a bbq at lunchtime, and AC Care, Sammy D Foundation and Mission Australia all attended for lunchtime activities. By raising awareness we encourage all to take an activist stance and remember that any day is the day to ask ‘are you OK? and support those struggling in life.
This year's Pedal Prix 24 hr event is going to be held in very warm conditions, but the students assure me they are ready and raring to go. Team leader Kelsey Milne has been training with the teams all year, and is keen to show off our students on our home turf. If you have time this weekend Sturt Reserve is the place to be! Best wishes to all riders, and thank you to supporting team members and families!
Over the last couple of weeks I have been meeting with Student Leaders from Years 7, 8 and 9 to discuss where we are at now and what we can leverage further to improve learning, engagement and achievement. I have been incredibly impressed with how articulate and passionate our students are. We will continue to progress ideas and changes in partnership together.
Next Thursday is the United Nations International Day of Peace and we have collaborated with the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge to install five Peace Poles with peace messages from 20 different cultural groups that capture some of the diverse nations that make up our school community. The official assembly will take place on the Lohmann Street lawns at 9.30am and any interested community members are invited to attend. Rotary commemorates 100 years this year and we congratulate them on this incredible milestone and thank them for their contributions to Murray Bridge and the High School.
The next time you see me, my hair will be gone! Congratulations to year 12 health students Courtney, Sasha, Adam and Ben on raising $2,694 so far. Well done team!