The first term of the year has been very eventful, challenging but also incredibly rewarding for much of the school community. Whatever issues you have faced during the course of this term, congratulate yourself for overcoming challenges and continue to do your best. 2015 marks the inaugural year for the Kormilda College Primary School and already the primary school students have established themselves as an integral part of our sense of unity.
This year Kormilda has registered as part of the Eco Schools initiative. This involves setting up an ‘Eco-Schools’ committee involving a team of students which will spearhead the College’s efforts in reducing our environmental impact. The team consists of students across all year levels and is meeting once a week to discuss fun and effective methods to get everyone involved in the journey to make Kormilda environmentally friendly.
This year’s student leadership team consisting of the school captains, prefects and house captains has had a busy term also. After much discussion, the overall theme or goal of the team this year is ‘unity’; improving our sense of community, and strengthening the ties between year levels. Several members of the team attended the ‘GRIP Leadership Conference’ held at the Hilton Darwin, a seminar that definitely furthered the students’ leadership skills. The team has also begun to work with the Primary School to establish a student leadership program for students in transition to grade 5.
Most recently there was the House Challenge day, which was a fun filled day thanks to the participation of all students and teachers. The school community came together for a day of fun and friendly competition which fitted in with ‘Close the Gap Day’; raising money for the Indigenous Literacy foundation. The day ended with Nganabaru taking out the shield, beating the defending champions Pumarali by only one point!
Several students and teachers have also been involved in organising the 2015 Sony Camp and their tireless efforts are to be commended. Each year, Kormilda College works with the Sony Foundation to run a four day camp catering for special needs children. Though the camp serves as respite care for parents, the camp is also immensely rewarding and provides a life changing experience for all students, teachers and campers involved.
Lastly, our friend and my fellow School Captain Taylah Maurice is currently recovering in hospital after a car accident. We extend our best wishes to Taylah, and hope she returns soon as we miss her presence greatly.