Fond farewell for year 8s

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - SCHOOL RE­PORT

It is go­ing to be re­ally sad, as the year draws to an end, to say goodbye to the year eights from Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate but what a month to leave them with.

We have en­joyed ta­lent quests, grad­u­a­tion dance, prize giv­ings and pic­nic day just to name a few of the events over the last few weeks.

The grad­u­a­tion dance, you may be won­der­ing, is a cel­e­bra­tion for all of the year 8s who have been show­ing the 3Cs (cour­tesy, com­mon sense and con­sid­er­a­tion) dur­ing their two years at Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate. It is a re­ally cool night where we all get to for­mally dance and cel­e­brate the fact we added value to our shirt.

Dur­ing our two years, Mr Gibbs, the prin­ci­pal, has of­ten re­minded us of the im­por­tance of adding value to our school and com­mu­nity.

As well as cel­e­brat­ing the end of the year 8s’ time at Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate, we have wel­comed the new stu­dents to our school, for 2017. Ear­lier in the month, we hosted an ori­en­ta­tion day where the cur­rent stu­dents per­formed a show for all the lo­cal pri­mary school year 6 stu­dents. This showed them all the ex­tra cur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties they could take part in, rang­ing from mu­si­cal in­stru­ments to pub­lic speak­ing. Hope­fully, each stu­dent left ex­cited and look­ing for­ward to start­ing at In­ter­me­di­ate, next year.

An­other show was an in­cred­i­bly en­ter­tain­ing night called the Ta­lent Quest. The per­for­mances in­cluded sing- ing, skits, mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, cul­tural pre­sen­ta­tions and much much more. Con­grat­u­la­tions to all per­form­ers.

As a year 8, I would like to leave a mes­sage for my fel­low stu­dents. It will be re­ally sad to say goodbye to in­ter­me­di­ate, but boy, we can be ex­cited for next year and the ad­ven­ture it will bring. Good luck to those com­ing to in­ter­me­di­ate, in 2017, I hope you en­joy it as much as I have. Thank you to all the teach­ers who have guided me on my path to be­com­ing a ‘tall poppy’ and be­ing the best I can be.

As a school, we would like to thank the Mata­mata com­mu­nity for their sup­port and we wish you a happy and safe Christ­mas and New Years.

By Wil­liam Louch Room 1 Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate

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Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate year 8 stu­dents.

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