On Strowan - Volume 14 // Issue 2 // 7 March 2019
The Middle School covers Years 9–11. Head of Middle School is Mikae Tuu'u.
As we come towards the latter part of Term 1, it is a nice time to reflect on what has been a busy and actionpacked term. Events such as Athletics Sports Day, sports exchanges, swimming sports, peer support, camps (for some), and conferences have all contributed to the fast start to the year. I have been impressed with the way in which Middle School students have applied themselves and really embraced the opportunities these events bring. In particular, the Year 9 students have really gotten into the spirit at St Andrew’s and I know that this will continue.
Amongst all these events of course, is the day-to-day running of the College. As students have settled into their classes, I hope that there is routine and regularity with how they apply themselves, both inside and outside of the classroom. I am often asked how much homework students should be getting each evening. Please refer to our homework philosophy for guidance on this, which will be sent out to you later this term. One key aspect of this philosophy is that there will not always be set homework, however, there is always opportunities to revise, read, and re-visit what was learnt during class-time.
Summer sport is well and truly underway. Thank you to all of those who contribute to our sports teams, whether it be in an official role or just being there as a supporter. I wish all teams and individuals well for the remainder of the season. Winter sport will start building up with some trials and training already taking place. It is a timely reminder that summer sport takes priority, so if there are any clashes, please make sure you let the winter coaches know.
Thank you to all families who have supported us throughout the year. It has been great to see many of you at our various events, and I look forward to meeting many more of you throughout the year. Also, thank you for helping us to ensure that your children are wearing their uniform properly, groomed appropriately, and are attending our events at the College.
Head of Middle School