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From the Head of Middle School

On Strowan – Volume 14 // Issue 5 // 4 July 2019

More news for Middle School

The Middle School covers Years 9–11. Head of Middle School is Mikae Tuu'u.

Term 2 has seen a whole lot of activity in and around the College. We had the Senior College Production, Parade, winter sport is in full swing, two traditional sports exchanges, Rockquest and Big Sing, just to name but
a few. I am amazed at how well represented St Andrew’s College is in a range of areas. I am also extremely proud of how well the Middle School students conduct themselves, whether it is competing or performing while representing the College.

In the classroom, the second semester is well underway for our Year 9–10 students. For most students this is a chance to try new things and find new passions. For others it is a continuation of their full-year courses. Whatever the situation, I hope that our vast range of options provide stimulating and meaningful learning opportunities in different areas.

For the Year 11 students the last few weeks have been very busy with a number of internals due for submission. I hope that students have been able to perform to their very best and have been able to develop other key skills such as self-management, perseverance, and resilience.

I have enjoyed watching the Middle School students engage in their learning and interacting with each other around the campus. As I visit classes, I have been impressed with how well students have been getting on with their work. I have had a number of interesting experiences also, whether it be looking at how an electrical circuit works or taste testing the milk products in Agriculture. There is a real vibe of contentment, and I hope that all students are feeling supported yet challenged in all areas of their schooling. Many thanks to the parents and other members of our community whom I have interacted with. One of the real benefits of working in education is the ability to connect with a wide range of people.


Mikae Tuu'u 
Head of Middle School

On Strowan – Volume 14 // Issue 5 // 4 July 2019

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