12 April 2014

New School Year 2014

It's a new school year.  Many changes from last school year.

Clara wearing her Senior Uniform
She's painting on the surfboard.
Evening of Excellence
for Top Ten Awards Night
Clara is in year 11 at Kincumber HS.  She is considered a "senior" and there's a uniform change.  Seniors wear white shirts (juniors wear blue shirts).  Seniors have additional priviledges on the school grounds, including certain bathroom and break areas.  In years 11 and 12, she begins preparing for the Higher School Certificate (HSC).
Clara was recognized as being one of the Top Ten GPA in her year from Year 10.  I was proud to be in attendance in February when Clara received her certificate and award for this achievement.
Clara's award for Academic Achievement
Clara @ Central Coast VISION
with her Winning Artwork
Clara's skim board was also chosen for Central Coast VISION art competition which was held at Gosford Regional Art Gallery.  It was a pleasure to attend the opening night with our artist.

Tristan started High School @ Gosford Selective.  This school is open by invitation only, so we are very proud of Tristan.  The commute is 45 minutes each way via bus plus 2 minute walk from the station to his school.  He leaves each morning at 7:30 and returns at 4:30.
Tristan wearing his Gosford HS uniform
Tristan and the entire Year 7 went on a 3 day overnight camp to Morisset.  It was a chance for the students to bond with each other and staff.  Tristan went on the giant swing, ropes course, sailed, swam, hiked and more.  
Tristan is taking English, Science (which he loves), Math, Woodworking, and Food Tech.  He is happy and seems to be thriving.

Zoe and her class told "Survival" Stories
Zoe is our other "Senior" as a Year 5 student in Copacabana PS.  She also has a uniform change from the full dress to a skirt.  Zoe seems to be doing well in school.  She is playing soccer with her team again this year and loving it.
Zoe entered a national art competition and was chosen as a finalist.  Her entry is below - or this link.

Zoe's artwork was chosen as a Finalist in National Contest
Neo was chosen to Present
during school Assembly
Neo is a lively and happy boy.  He is in Year 2 this year.  He's an independent reader and reading chapter books.  He is also playing soccer this year.  He is on a new soccer team this year made up of Copa school friends.

Zoe and Neo walking home from school
Because we live in MacMasters Beach now, Zoe, Neo and I get to walk home across the beach some days. It's a nice way to walk home from school.

Zoe's bunny, Silver