Last night I had the privilege of being part of the Just 2 Deadly awards, recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students graduating from Year 6 and Year 12 across the Murraylands. It is a very special time for families to come together and celebrate these important milestones. Thank you to the J2D organising committee who created such a terrific atmosphere in our drama workshop to acknowledge success in achievement.
Later today I will be joining with members of the Murray Bridge community in the Regional Collaboration on Violence against Women and Children ‘Place of Courage’ Launch. The forecast of rain may have forced the event indoors, but it will not dampen the passion and commitment for change. Staff and students under the incredible guidance of teacher Kylie Brunato have been busy creating a collage of butterflies for a Butterfly Wall, which will be a part of the Creative Courage Exhibition in the Regional Gallery after its debut at today’s event. It is a remarkable compilation of 1060 handmade butterflies using a range of different mediums. The contribution of so many individuals across the school in making these beautiful butterflies fills me with immense pride and hope for a future where violence doesn’t exist.
This week has seen us farewell our Year 11 cohort for the year, and ramp up extra transition and final preparation for all year 6 students to join us and meet their 2024 teachers and classmates on the 5th of December. I would like to thank Ty Burkett and the Transition team who have worked tirelessly reaching out to primary schools and parents, to ensure we really know and understand our 2024 year 7 cohort as individuals.
Congratulations to staff Gloria Ebsworth and her partner Chris, along with Abbey Gosling and partner Tim on their recent marriages, and Lyndsee Frost on the safe arrival of gorgeous little Everley. Best wishes to you all.
This Sunday the Sixth Street Markets will feature a Murray Bridge High School stall, located nearest the Art Gallery doors. A range of entrepreneurial activities from Agriculture, Technology, Arts and Business Innovation has resulted in high quality produce for sale. A special treat also includes a performance from our Glee Club, we have so much to look forward to.
As you can see from the length of this newsletter lots is happening in all learning areas, please enjoy these snapshots.