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A productive start

By Communications Team News 5/08/2022

The first two weeks of this term certainly have been most productive.  

This past Monday it was a real joy to share in the 100 Days Of School with Reception students, staff and parents. In their 100 days T-shirts, the little ones performed three songs in front of parents and staff, to the delight of all present. See the joy on their faces in the photographs. We give thanks to God for His goodness in seeing our Receptions grow and develop. Thank you to teachers Mrs Lara Aldridge and Mrs Halina Higginson for their efforts.  

The Year 12 cohort of 2022 is nervously (or joyously!) counting down the days as the academic year speeds on. SATAC applications are now open for applications to tertiary studies, and we pray that each student completes the year well and gets into their study and/or career pathway. It is a joy to see how Year 12 students have buddied with Receptions in reading to them and doing excursions together. This is certainly a powerful partnership and growth opportunity across the lower and higher year levels.  

Torrens Valley Christian School achieved a 100% success rate for the Research Project results from 2021. We are very proud of our current Year 12 students and thank the teachers for their hard work and dedication. Tertiary institutions are putting on an expo at school next week – please see the details in this newsletter.  

Some pleasing SACSA basketball results came through this week. On Tuesday, the Year 7/8 students travelled to Lightsview for the annual carnival – both teams had an excellent day, with the boys ‘Gold’ team winning the tournament (the ‘Silver’ team finished 5th) and our girls finishing in 5th place overall. The following day saw our Year 9/10 teams make a similar journey, with all teams having an outstanding day, going through the minor rounds and semi-finals undefeated. This resulted in an all-Torrens Valley Grand Final in the girl’s competition, with the ‘Gold’ team emerging triumphant in their toughest match-up to date, over the ‘Silver’ girls who did themselves proud as well. The boys also won their Grand Final over Horizon, completing the clean sweep of the day – well done to all players, scorers, managers and coaches on an outstanding couple of days. 

M10 Care group led the Middle School assembly this week to great effect. The scripture reading and prayer were God-honouring, and students shared their experiences at a STEM careers event and the Altitude leadership development day. Pride in wearing the correct school uniform was also a focus at assembly. There is a healthy spirit of competition at the weekly Care Group Challenge, where classes compete against each other in different physical activities under the keen eyes of teachers. This week, the winners were M12, M13 and M17. 

The car park redevelopment is progressing well and on track for an early October completion. We look forward to the improvement of vehicle access/egress at the school front entrance and improved parking space. Please see the photos of the design.

My prayer is that God keeps our community safe and that we continue to worship Him. We praise God for His goodness and are thankful for each new day with opportunities to grow and develop into all God wants us to become.

Anton Visser

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