I cannot believe the growth of our school over this first term of Darkinjung Barker. We have watched our grounds transform from an overgrown jungle to a picturesque landscape. Our maintenance team has worked tirelessly to keep this place looking wonderful.
We have had a multitude of visitors this term. We have had people from all over the place, from Barker’s Hornsby campus, different schools, different states and even different countries. It has been a busy term.
The core focus of our campus is the children. Our children come from such a vast variety of backgrounds, schools, areas, that it is insightful every time we have discussions. This term, our children have worked towards goals that any student would work towards but up here we have had the added goals of working together in a small school environment. Our goals have been to get along with each other and to stay together. We are a big family up here, everybody helps everybody.
This week we traveled to Hornsby for the Junior School Athletics Carnival. The students enjoyed the day. The K-2 children enjoyed the mini Olympics and their running races. The 3-5 students had a great time in their House groups and competed in the 100m and 200m and several participated in the parent and child three-legged races. A fair effort on such a warm day.
I’d like to say on behalf of Ms Brown, Miss West, Mrs Shackleton and myself, we hope that you have a lovely break with your children, thank you for your support this term and we will look forward to seeing you next term.