Year 11 Seminar Week 2021

Last week our Year 11 students had Seminar Week, under the theme of SOAR – Strive, Opportunity, Attitude and Resilience.

 

On Tuesday we were blessed with a seminar from an exceptional motivational and study skills speaker, Mr Glen Gerreyn, under the banner of ‘Brilliant Young Minds’. Students were provided with inspiring stories and an abundance of strategies and skills to propel them positively into their senior studies. Our students were also visited by Mr Steve Baird, CEO of International Justice League, who spoke passionately about modern day slavery (including in Australia) and ways in which we can all play a role to eliminate it.

 

In the afternoon our students completed emotional health checks and became totally absorbed in the afternoon’s creative arts session that provided a meditative, quiet time for creating an artwork on where God is in their lives. Our thanks to Mrs Amal Siorokos for coordinating this opportunity.

 

On Wednesday, our students visited key cultural and historical landmarks throughout the city, especially enjoying the Art Gallery of NSW, and lunch in the Botanic gardens.

 

On Thursday our students arrived to the school sports centre, which had been transformed into the ‘The Great SOAR Race’ where in teams they had to collaborate using every team member’s strengths to problem solve, creatively explore, exercise resilience and reach their fullest potential.

 

Finally, Friday saw the grade split into two different groups, those who chose to canyon through Empress Falls in the Blue Mountains experienced the utmost beauty of God’s creation, developing their physical, mental and emotional strengths, and even combatting some fears. The other group enjoyed a competitive, loud, and fun morning at laser tag and bowling, followed by a catered lunch at Nepean River and then quality time and conversation, whilst completing the River Walk!

 

What a week!

 

What an outstanding group of young men and women, equipped for the challenges that lie ahead.

 

Joanna Tabone

Year 11 Advisor

 

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