News From the Field Studies CentreLucas Thurston
The boys on FSP 3 are excitedly looking forward to the parent visiting day that is coming up on Sunday this week. The day provides a wonderful opportunity for families to connect with the boys at the midpoint of the term long programme and explore what the local region has to offer. Over the last five weeks the boys have been connecting with their families on the fortnightly MS Teams video calls and through the exchange of letters. Stories have been shared and adventures spoken of as each boy makes memories while here at Woollamia, that will travel with them for years to come.
This week, the Term 3 Field Studies Leaders have shared some of their thoughts around either a challenge or a highlight that they have experienced since being on the FSP.
Harry: “My highlight has been making good memories with my mates and making new friends with students that I didn’t know well before the FSP”.
Oliver: “At the start of the FSP my biggest challenge was my fear of heights, but all the opportunities have meant that I have gotten over that am now really loving rock climbing”.
Ewan: “My highlight has been indoor rock climbing with my mates. There are lots of good challenges involved in this activity as well”.
Myles: “My highlight has been the Tree Tops high ropes day as it gave us an opportunity to both face our fears and have fun as a group”.
Lachlan: “My highlight has been the outdoor extension mountain biking sessions as I get the opportunity to spend time off campus on the local trails. Hanging out with friends in between games during the table tennis co-curricular time has also been fun”.
Josh: “My biggest challenge was abseiling for the first time and going backwards over the cliff edge”.
Isaac: “My highlight has been the healthy routines that I have developed and having more independence in terms of my academics and lifestyle”.
Mr Allen and Mr Galluzzo brought down three of the House Masters for a visit on Thursday this week. Mr Smallfield, Mr Currer and Mr Di Paola enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the boys and see them in action both in and outside of the classroom. The visit provided a great insight for the Summer Hill staff into the programme and the experiences that the boys undertake while on the FSP. The pastoral structures in place during the FSP are designed to ensure that each boy is known and supported through their term away from home. Opportunities to build the relationship between the pastoral staff at each campus will provide a further support for each boy as he transitions to and from the term of residential learning on the Woollamia campus during Year 9.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Tim Knowles | Head of the Field Studies Centre (FSC)
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