Authors: Mr Richard Miegel and Ms Anna Hanssen, Year 7 Coordinators
As the new school year started, our Year 7 students arrived with a sense of nerves and excitement as they commenced their time at Faith. The nerves were particularly real as they prepared to head off to Year 7 Camp at Luther Heights. The nerves quickly faded away as students began meeting new friends and their Year Level teachers. It was an exciting three days for the students whilst on camp. The students were full of energy and participated well in all of the activities. In their time at Luther Heights, students got to know one another and developed new friendships as they participated in a range of activities directed at improving teamwork and getting to know one another.
Some of the activities that students participated in included Rescue Me, Challenge Course, Flying Fox, Beach Games and Team Challenge. One of the highlights was seeing students at the Flying Fox and Challenge Course. It was great to see the support and encouragement that students gave each other as they worked together to finish the Challenge Course and to watch as some students conquered their fear of heights. In speaking with a number of students whilst on camp and at school, these activities were also the highlight for many students as well.
We believe that one of the hardest things about starting Year 7 is working out how to use the combination locks for the lockers! While on camp, the students were taught how to use their locks, timetables, and diaries which are essential skills for their transition into high school.
We were blessed with the weather, only experiencing a couple of brief showers that didn’t put a dampener on the activities or the students’ spirits. The Year 7 students are to be commended on their behaviour throughout the trip. All of our staff who attended were really impressed with their efforts and attitudes toward the different activities and in being inclusive of everyone. Well done Year 7!
Starting at a new school can be a daunting experience for many students. For all students and parents/carers who are new to Faith, there is some useful information and tips regarding successful transitioning into a new school on SchoolTV. School TV can be found on the Faith Lutheran College portal or by clicking on the following link: https://faithlc.qld.schooltv.me/resource
We look forward to continue getting to know the Year 7 students as they settle into their classes and involve themselves in the many opportunities offered at Faith.