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The Essington School Darwin 8 Middle School Report Middle School Report We are now in the lead up to report writing. Students will be receiving Assessment Pieces from all Core Subjects. A copy of the Assessment Overview for each Year Level can be found on The Essington School Darwin Website under the Homework section. This overview will give you a clear indication of when assignments will need to be submitted, and when tests will take place over the next few weeks. School Uniform Requirements School uniform is compulsory for all students in the Middle School. All students need to wear black leather shoes and white socks with their formal school uniform, and runners and Sports uniforms on days when they have Physical Education, Physical Education extension, Outdoor Education, Martial Arts, Dance and Drama electives. Canvas shoes are not permitted due to Health and Safety reasons. Homework Centre for Middle School Students The Homework Centre has commenced every afternoon except Wednesday from 2.50pm till 3.35pm in MS1. Upcoming Dates: Parent Information Session on Cyberbullying The school will provide a free information seminar on Cyber Bullying in order to raise awareness of the dangers of social media and Cyber Bullying. . The information session is for parents only, free childcare will be provided in the school Library for the duration of the presentation (bookings essential Phone 8985 0100). Monday 10 th March 2014 Auditorium 7pm start Student Information Sessions on Cyberbullying The students will attend a session designed for them specifically during the school week. Linda Farrand our School Based Constable will be here to provide the seminars to students and parents. Year 6/7 Information session on Cyberbullying Thursday 13 th March 2014 Auditorium: 9am - 10am Year 8/9 Information session on Cyberbullying Thursday 13 th March 2014 Auditorium: 10am - 11am Exchange Trips Expression of interest forms for the exchange trips to Wilderness College, St. Peters School, and St. Pauls School were sent home this week. As you are aware, we have limited numbers for each trip. We may need to complete an interview process in order to make our final selections. All trips are reciprocal trips and if your child is partaking in the tour, it is expected that you will host a homestay student later in the year. Parent/Teacher Discussions Parent/teacher discussions will now be held on Tuesday 15 th and Wednesday 16 h April from 3-6pm. Please feel free to contact the Education Administration Centre on Phone 8985 0106 if you wish to book an appointment. Roisin McCann Acting Assistant Principal Years 6-9 Curriculum Administration eProgram Year 7s have commenced the eProgram. They are currently learning how to use the activity log and ePoints chart to record the exceptionally huge range of extension and enrichment programs they are engaged in. I expect quite a number will receive their Bronze Award (100 ePoints) over the next couple of weeks. Please see or email Ms. Masters if you have any questions about this program: jo.masters@essington.nt.edu.au Debating News For the first time The Essington School Darwin has three teams competing in the Darwin Middle Schools Debating Competition. The students have demonstrated outstanding commitment by attending at least two lunchtime practice sessions each week - and following up with independent research and writing. All have received very encouraging feedback from the various adjudicators. Here is what some of them have said about the experience so far: "It's been great because it improves your public speaking and persuasive skills and I recommend everyone to try it." Joe Christie Year 7 Year 9 students from Japanese martial arts elective subject challenge meditation with Mr. Nishimoto.

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