On Friday 25 October we welcomed our new Year 7 students for 2020 at Swan Christian College for their Orientation Day. Students from a range of schools joined our community.
First on the agenda was numeracy and literacy testing. Later, our current Year 6 students joined the new students for lunch, which was pizza cooked by our Hospitality students. It was overheard that students were amazed and commented ‘Wow, I am going to like coming here!’ as they marched out of the Café looking forward to their lunch.
After lunch, the Year 7 Mentor teachers led students on a tour of the College. For the afternoon session students had ‘Elective Tasters’. This included experiments in Science with Mrs van der Westhuizen, ‘Finish’ with Mrs Howard, ‘Still life’ with Mrs Aldum, D&T with Mr Hockley, Music with Mr Dietrich and Mr Vasiu. To finish the day musicians from Year 6, 7 and 8 showed their skills. Thank you to Mr Raymond for organising this part of the day.
It was great to see the sincere goodbyes and hugs students gave each other as they said, ‘I’ll see you next year!’ A huge thankyou to all the people who were involved in making it a day to welcome students to our community.