Middle School

11
Dec

Etgar Students Donate to Youth Projects

During the year, the Etgar students raised funds for Youth Projects, an organisation that offers support and employment opportunities to at-risk young people. The Years 8 and 9 students who participate in the Etgar program could elect to sell coffee from the Gary Peer coffee van, the profits of which were collected for this very important cause. During the last

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3
Dec

Year 6s Shakespeare Dramas

Last week the Year 6 cohort presented their learning in Drama to an appreciative audience. Each class performed an abridged version of a Shakespearean play in the style of Elizabethan theatre, in The Solomon and Minnie Fisher Drama Studio. The children rose to the occasion by memorising Shakespearean language which they performed with aplomb.

14
Nov

Bnei Students Bring Smiles to Montefiore Residents

This week, a group of Year 7 Bnei Mitzvah students visited Montefiore Homes as part of their tikkun olam (repairing the world) rotation. They spent time talking to the residents and entertaining them. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon was had by all.

14
Nov

STEM Day for Middle School Focuses on Homelessness

The Years 7, 8 and 9 STEM Day focused on homelessness, understanding what it is, developing empathy and coming up with solutions. Students heard from a guest speaker who developed the Ask Izzy mobile website to help people experiencing homelessness to find services. They also heard from another speaker who had been homeless before. The students then worked in various

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31
Oct

Art Session at Emmy Monash Brightens the Day

In addition to the Tikkun Olam program that the Year 7 cohort are immersed during Term 4, a group of Year 7 students joined some lovely residents from Emmy Monash for an art session yesterday using clay. The experience was very enriching for the students and residents alike. They created some beautiful pieces of art whilst chatting and laughing together.

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31
Oct

Year 6s Explore the Capital City

This week, the Year 6 cohort visited Canberra for a wonderfully fun-filled, educational camp. This annual adventure around the capital city is made possible by the Australian Government, which recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit their national capital as part of their civics and citizenship education. The Australian Government contributed funding of $30 per eligible

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31
Oct

Science Talent Search Stars

Congratulations to all the students who submitted entries to the Science Talent Search competition, which took place over the past few months. The following students were awarded bursaries at an award ceremony held on 28 October: Kiera E, Year 6; Rebecca P, Year 7; Leon P, Year 10; Eden G, Year 9; Vanessa R, Year 9 Eden and Vanessa wrote

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30
Oct

Sir Zelman Cowen Public Speaking Competition 2019

Anti-Semitism, climate change, happiness, immortality and Jewish humour were just some of the topics explored at the Sir Zelman Cowen Public Speaking Competition on Tuesday 29 October. The competition offered all students in Years 8 and 9 the opportunity to explore important themes, while developing their oracy skills. The competition, which pays tribute to the memory of and is inspired

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24
Oct

Musica Bialika 2019

On Thursday 17 October, Bialik’s musical ensembles and vocal groups from the Middle and Senior Schools put on an incredible show in this year’s Musica Bialika. Showcasing some of the College’s finest musical talents, the evening was enjoyed by all.

17
Oct

Bialik’s Etgar Program is Flying High

The first Etgar session this term took flight with a group of students looking at coding and robots. The students flew a drone through reception and into Principal Jeremy’s office so he could have a turn too! These little drones are safe for indoor use and fully codable and, of course, lots of fun for students.