I was blessed last week to spend some time at the Year Ten camp at Emu Gully. It was a well-run, enjoyable camp in which the students were challenged by the activities and instructors. Students really ‘had a go’ at the activities, whether it be pulling a mock cannon through the knee (and sometimes waist!) deep mud, driving buggies, bush dancing or launching off the swing into the dam. The students are to be commended for their positive attitude and whole-hearted participation in the program.
Term Three is drawing to a close with students completing assessment and course requirements. It has been a time for students and staff alike where the ‘heads have been down’ as the tasks piled up.
I regularly walk around the school on tours with a potential new Mueller family. As we look through classrooms and engage with the student activities, the parents invariably make a comment along the lines of “School has changed a lot since I was there!”
We couldn’t have asked for better weather on Saturday for the Mueller College Fete. It was yet another terrific day for the Mueller community and I hope that your family enjoyed the rides, food, performances and fireworks.
I have a confession to make that I have never seen the movie, “High School Musical”. Until the 2019 Mueller musical I had no knowledge of who Troy Bolton, Gabrielle Montez, Sharpay Evans or East High school were. My television viewing habits tend to focus more on sport, so this phenomenon was lost on me! At least I was able to watch the musical without knowing the storyline! To add to this, I hadn’t seen or read Jungle Book either so that was new for me as well! The Mueller students and staff did an awesome job of bringing these stories to life.
I attempted to make sushi recently and whilst the final product was edible it was a long way from the standard of sushi you buy in a food court, let alone at a restaurant. I researched some tips and discovered the training regime to be a legitimate sushi chef, an itamae, can take up to a decade. In fact, they invest years in the seemingly simple task of making the rice. It is the hallmark of an expert that they make complex tasks look easy, masking their expertise in the process.
Welcome to Term Two! I hope that you enjoyed a break over the Easter weekend and holidays, if you were fortunate enough to get some time off that is. It has certainly been a unique schedule so far this week with more time off for students than actual school days! However, it has been a special week. It started off with Easter, an important time where we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of forgiveness that he gives us. The Easter mega chapel at the end of last term was a powerful reminder of this sacrifice. On Wednesday
It has been a term full of highlights and activities at Mueller. There have been some excellent learning opportunities for students including the commencement of 30 new subjects in Year Eleven and students across the school learning about everything from the quadratic equations to the beginnings of the alphabet in Prep.
You are probably aware that next week is a significant week in the Mueller calendar. ‘You Belong’ week at Mueller is great week of community building and opportunities for student to serve one another. It coincides each year with the National Day Against Bullying on the 15th of March and the Leukaemia Foundation, ‘Shave for a Cure’.
A new year at school inevitably brings new things for people to learn. New processes, new people to meet, new subjects and new teachers. I am still struggling to remember to write ‘19’ and not ‘18’ when I write the date!