Head of Year: Miss E.Watkins
Vision for Year 8
Over the course of year 7, we faced many challenges but as a result we also celebrated many successes. We learnt quickly and adapted to new systems, faces, expectations and realities. We learnt how to do many news things from speak Spanish to buy lunch in the canteen and as a collective we followed procedures put in to place to support the common good.
It is this willingness to do what is right, even if it is not what we want personally that I would like to make the focus of year 8 this academic year.
Social responsibility can be explained as acting in a way that promotes the greater good. What this means is not acting selfishly, not littering, or walking past litter “because it’s not mine”, but instead picking it up knowing that a tidy place is a nicer place to be for everyone.
Our Lady’s is our school, it belongs to all of us and we should be proud to be here, to wear our blazers and to represent our community.
As we move in to year 8, it is important to note that we are moving in to a fundamental year. This is the year when we begin to further hone our interests and as the world cautiously re-opens, your teachers have been excitedly planning many new opportunities for you to experience. I want us to seize these opportunities to develop ourselves, to try new things, learn more about ourselves and to act as positive, engaged role models for the incoming year 7s.
So get involved. Help others. Listen and engage. Enjoy yourself. Take responsibility and above all else be kind.
This is our school, we are year 8 and we are capable of being the very best that we can be…together.
Top 3 Priorities for Year 8:
1) To embrace new opportunities and be curious, as we get to know ourselves, our strengths and our likes further
2) To support the new year 7s and help them integrate in to our community by showing them what we have learnt
2) To always act in the interest of our school community and positively contribute whenever we can to help our school be the best it can be
Miss Watkins Favourite Quote:
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller