Happy holidays, from Rod

Dear Minimbah and Woodleigh Community, As we conclude another exciting term, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the incredible achievements and memorable moments that have filled our school in recent months. It has been a term filled with growth, triumphs, and the unwavering spirit of our students.

One of the highlights of Term 2 was undoubtedly the remarkable success of our Minimbah Squad in the Bayside District cross-country event. Our talented athletes demonstrated exceptional skill and determination, ultimately securing victory, and bringing great pride to our school. Not only did we celebrate this fantastic team achievement, but we also witnessed numerous personal bests and saw many of our students progress to the regional events. I commend all participants for their hard work and dedication.

Our Aerobics Squad also had a tremendous term, achieving outstanding results in recent competitions. Their group routine was nothing short of remarkable, earning them a well-deserved triumph. In addition, I am thrilled to share that our Year 6 group claimed first place, the Year 2 Group secured another first place, and several students excelled individually. Ayla, Harper J, and Harper S all took first place individually, while Mae and Lara achieved an impressive second place. Anu, Josie, and Charlotte also displayed exceptional talent, securing third place individually. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to these remarkable students for their exceptional performances.

Throughout the term, we engaged in various enriching activities that fostered learning, growth, and unity. Our Year 6 students embarked on an eye-opening Canberra Study Tour, immersing themselves in the history and culture of our nation's capital. We also commemorated Reconciliation Week, an important time to acknowledge and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our First Nations peoples.

Looking ahead to Term 3, we have an exciting line-up of events and experiences awaiting us. Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held in Week 2, providing an opportunity for rich discussions and collaboration to support our students' progress. Moreover, we eagerly anticipate the Year 6 Production of Matilda Jr., where our talented young performers will dazzle us with their creativity and passion.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! Year 3 and 4 students will embark on an adventurous camp, fostering teamwork and resilience in a natural environment. Meanwhile, Year 5 students will embark on a fascinating study tour of Ballarat, delving into the rich history of the goldfields region. Lastly, our Year 6 students will conclude the term with a trip to Bali for the Green School camp, engaging in environmental education and sustainable practices.

As always, we remain dedicated to seeing our young children thrive and reach their full potential. None of this would be possible without the unwavering support of our incredible community. I extend my sincere thanks to all families for your continued support and collaboration in everything we do.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all members of our Minimbah and Woodleigh Community a relaxing holiday break. May this time be filled with laughter, love, and cherished moments with your loved ones. The Minimbah Staff and I look forward to welcoming you back next term for more exciting adventures and opportunities for growth.

Head of Minimbah Campus