Years 5 and 6 Program Leader | Mr Brendan Ganley

‘Five-second’ moments spent with our young men can be so critical to building meaningful relationships. Past Terrace staff member, Brother Damien Price, states that ‘a one-size fits all’ approach just does not work when you step into the space that is the world of boys. He recommends that if we want our boys to engage and to be challenged we as educators, teachers and parents need to set aside time to build up an understanding of the ‘world’ of each student. Finally, when we are reminding boys of being mindful of right choices and when they have created a positive outcome through their choice, the behaviour not the person is the focus of our interaction.

Tonight, we welcome our newest members to the Terrace family with our Year 5 Orientation Night. It is a nervous time at first until they meet their buddies. We also offer a big welcome to our new families to Terrace. Not only is it a big first year for your son, but also hopefully the beginning of a rewarding association with the Terrace Community.

A big thank you to all Year 5 and 6 families for your support of the Food Bank Drive this year. It was another incredible response in support of Food Bank’s goal of An Australia without Hunger. Close to 1500 items once again were donated.

A reminder to parents of Year 5 and 6 that our annual Science Fair will take place in the Campbell Centre on Thursday 14 September (final day of term). The morning will commence at 9am and conclude at 10.30am. All parents and family are most welcome.

Last week in our assembly, we gave Young Terracian awards to students in Year 5 and 6 who have been setting fine examples, creating positive habits and being a Terrace Gentleman around the College.

5 Blue – Sam Broadhurst and Nate Monsour

5 Gold – Liam Pinney and Lucas McIntosh

5 Red – Tom Coogan and Eamon Dooley

5 White – Conor Coulson and Remy Tollenaere

6 Blue – Joss Angus-Hellyer and Flynn Murphy

6 Gold – Jack Barends and Dylan Ryan

6 Red – Denis Sheahan and Conor Navratil

6 White – George Baynton and Argus Storey

With exam calendars in circulation, revision and time planning becomes important. Are my notes in order for each subject? Have I visited the term outline and check list so that I am aware of the topics that will be covered?

Plan, check, revise and check again are the keys to success.