This week we had the new incoming students of 2020 for their Orientation Day at school. They were pumped and ready for the day ahead of them. They started with a welcome prayer, introduction of essential staff members and a rundown on the day. These students were then placed in groups based on their age with Year 12 students. These students participated in five curriculum rotations including Science, Art, Physical Education, Foods and Woodwork.
Later in the day, parents, caregivers, family and students re-joined for a shared lunch prepared and served by the Hostel team. After everyone had eaten teachers and essential staff members talked about what happens at St Peter's on a day to day basis. Some students who had started the year before also gave speeches on their experiences from their time ranging from sports to cultural to academic.
Some student painted pet rocks and they put lots of hard work into these and they looked amazing. The children had some inspiration and ideas given to them by a teacher and upcoming Year 13 students and their imaginations did the rest. There was a wide variety of rock paintings, from animals to foods to landscapes and many more. The students had forty minutes to complete their designs; the stones had to dry, then some of the older students put a cover seal spray to keep them shiny.
They finished off the day with a game led by the Year 12 students.
Written by Charleigh Sanson and Alice Mitchell - Year 9