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Year 4 Transition to Middle School Evening

There is only one term left for Year 4 before their journey through Junior School ends and their Middle School adventure begins.


On Tuesday 12 September, we had around 85 Year 4 students and parents attend the Transition to Middle School Information Evening. This was a fantastic opportunity for students and families to learn about the differences between Junior and Middle School at PCS, meet Year 5 and other relevant teachers, tour facilities and get a taste of Year 5 via an interactive expo.


Many thanks to the Heads of Middle School, Mrs Janis Jackson and Mr Bob Pickworth, and to other teachers, for making this evening a success for Year 4 students and their families. The iCentre was buzzing with the sound of happy interactions.  Year 4 are now so excited about starting Middle School in 2018.


Mrs Belinda Garratt and Mr Lachlan Whale

Year 4 Teachers


Here is what some current Year 4 students now think about Middle School:


I am looking forward to Surf School as I think it will be fun. I also can't wait for Year 5 Camp and getting to play on the School Oval. The Technology and Band looks great, as well as Visual Arts, Science and Maths.



I am looking forward to Middle School because we get to wear the new uniform and play on the new oval at lunchtimes. However, I am also looking forward to joining the Puppy Pals team.



I am looking forward to making solar cars in Year 7. I am also going to enjoy playing in Middle School because you get to play on a full field.



I was worried, and now I feel comfortable and excited about going into Middle School. I am also excited about technology, music, my teachers and my lessons.



I am so excited for next year’s camp (and we get a rest day afterwards). I like music, art and technology a lot, so I’m pretty sure it will be a great year. I’m sure that God has amazing plans for the year ahead.



I am looking forward to having new teachers, cooking classes, getting to make things and using the Science labs. Playing on the new oval will be great too.

Isaac K


I am excited for the oval, Band, Art, classrooms, and Design and Technology. I’m thankful for all of the teachers and other staff at PCS because they are all awesome, and will help me through my goals. I can’t wait till next year.



When I reach Middle School I am very excited about many things like Science, Sport, camp, new teachers, using technology and excursions.



At first I was really nervous to go to Middle School, now I am so excited as it sounds like so much fun. The classes sound amazing and I can’t wait for Year 5 Camp.



I am looking forward to building my own solar powered car and getting to work in new classrooms.



The Middle School transition night was helpful because I got to learn what changes I should prepare for and what things we will be doing. I am really looking forward to Puppy Pals and Music.



I am looking forward to making solar cars in Year 7. I am going to love camp, staying for two nights and doing good activities. I am going to love Puppy Pals; training the dogs to do good stuff for people.

Isaac B


I am excited to do Science in Year 5. Also, I am looking forward to wearing our own Middle School outfit and that we get to play in other areas.



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