Grades 6-10 are all part of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). On Wednesday, our Middle School leadership hosted a session covering the MYP framework, assessment, and conceptual learning. If you missed it, you can access an audio recording here.
Middle School Notes
Tonight: Thursday, September 19th, 5:00-8:30pm
We look forward to hosting all our families at our meet the teacher evening tonight. Teacher presentations will take place from 5:00 to 7:30pm; parents and faculty will then be able to get together for a drink and some appies on the Skybridge from 7:30 until 8:30pm. Here is the link to the complete schedule of the Middle School presentations by grade group and teacher. It is very important that parents know the names of their child’s subject teachers so that they can attend the right presentations. This information is available through SEQTA. If you have a child in the Senior School you can find the schedule for the evening at this link. For questions or any clarification please do not hesitate to contact Ms Moore or Mr Olynyk. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you tonight.
The Co-Curricular Fair took place on Wednesday, allowing students to ask specific questions about the different clubs being offered. Please click on this link for the Upper School Co-Curricular Guide and take a moment to speak with your child about the clubs they may be interested in. Students need to attend the first meeting and let the teacher know they are interested in joining their activity.
Please join us on Thursday, September 26th, 4:30-6:30pm in the Middle School Academic lounge and Middle School classrooms for an overview of the Grade 8 and 9 GEx trip offers this year.
This will take place on Wednesday, September 25th, 8:30-9:30am on the Skybridge. This session is an informal coffee morning for G7 Parents to meet the Middle School leadership team. Please join Melissa and Mike for a coffee and treat.
With a sister school relationship with The Shanghai United International School (SUIS), Mulgrave has been fortunate to provide opportunities for our students to expand their Mandarin learning through various experiences. This school year, we will be running a two-week China homestay exchange programme. The trip is only open to Mandarin B students in Grade 7 to 9 (maximum of 16 students). If you are interested to know further about this trip, please come to an information session on Wednesday, September 25th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm in the Middle School Academic Lounge. Also if you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Sarah Wu and Mr. Shawn Zhang.
Parenting Session: Positive Mental Health Strategies
Please join us on Tuesday, October 1st (7:00-9:00pm) for a parenting session to learn strategies that will help support positive mental health for your child. Please click here for a complete session and ticket information. Tickets are $15 per person.
Kennedy K, G8 will be a speaker at an upcoming TEDx Youth Conference at Mulgrave School on October 5th. Kennedy is is a 13 year old Mulgravian who enjoys basketball (go Titans!), academics, and competing in The World Scholar’s Cup. She is low black belt in karate and has competed in numerous public speaking competitions. This summer, Kennedy launched a social enterprise with a focus on female empowerment in sports
Kennedy will join other Mulgrave student speakers and some inspiring keynotes at the event, which has been organised by Grade 12 students Michael S and David C. Their goal is to inspire and empower our local youth community by demonstrating what is possible through social entrepreneurship and our cumulative impact: it's the next wave of change.
Details and tickets are available at tedxyouth.mulgrave.com
"Looking back on Grade 7 camp, we did a lot of fun activities and had some great experiences. First, we did a rotation of three different activities, archery, canoeing, and fire building. I learned a lot about these activities, and really strengthened my teamwork and communication skills. Also, we learned a lot of important camping skills, like setting up a tent, cooking, packing lightly and leaving no trace. These are the kinds of skills that will come in handy later, especially since I love the wilderness and go camping often. Finally, camp was a good chance to grow physically as well as mentally. We went on a hike, which let us not only lengthen our perseverance, but also allowed us to experience nature at a direct level, and we also played lots of running games which strengthened our bodies. Overall, Grade 7 camp was a fun and challenging experience, with lots of learning opportunities." - Sofia F, G7
For a view into these activities and more, click here photos from Middle School Camps. Gallery password: Mulgrave
The annual Upper School Terry Fox Run and House Competition will take place the afternoon of Tuesday, September 24th. Click here for details, including info on Toonies for Terry.
Participants: Please wear bring a water bottle so we can minimize the use of disposable cups.
Parents: The main parking lot will be closed from 1:00-2:45pm. The underground, and gravel lots will not be impacted. Main parking lot will re-open for pick-up.
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