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Forming Connections – A look back on Term One

Jenefer Wiltschut (Head of Wellbeing)

Term One has certainly been busy for our staff and students with activities well and truly ramping back up after the pause we took in 2022 due to changing levels of restrictions. Looking back, it’s hard to believe what we were experiencing just 12 and 24 months ago as the routines of school life become normalised once more. With the busyness returning, it has been more important than ever that we make space to take care of our wellbeing and look for ways to support each other during times of challenge.

Starting with welcoming our brand-new Year 7’s as well as over twenty new students in Years 8 to 12, Term One has been all about connecting to others. Forming healthy relationships is one of the most important cornerstones of good wellbeing, and there have been plenty of opportunities for our students and staff to gather together.

Starting the term off with a splash was the annual KCC Interhouse Swimming Carnival, with a return to full school attendance, and lots of fun and novelty events to be involved in throughout the day. Our Seniors attended their Year 12 Ball and had an amazing evening together. We’ve had camps and excursions, and Friday Fun on the Avenue. Our student leaders are working together to lead for change and leave a legacy of unity. We came together in Week 8 to acknowledge our vibrant and diverse community during Harmony Week and to celebrate our shared stories. Our Kolbe Care program has seen hours and hours of commitment by our Year 10 and 11’s to help those in need and raise money for worthy charities. We have expanded our Pastoral Care programs each term, with more time to spend together in houses and year levels. RKAS and interschool sporting programs are back in full swing, and our performing arts students are making the most of every opportunity to share their amazing talents with us all. Our extra curricular timetable keeps growing and growing, and plans are in the works for interstate and overseas tours to resume very soon.

Our community has so much to offer and we are so grateful for all of the staff, students, and families that contribute to making opportunities for connection a reality. We wish everyone a safe and restful Easter, and look forward to an even better Term Two.

 

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