From the very beginning, we were impressed with the level of enthusiasm, positivity and endless energy our Year 6 students brought to 2015.

We kicked off the year with a Leadership Day where both the children and staff faced the challenging ‘Kokoda Challenge’ (reimagined at Mount Coot-tha) which centred around team building and developing leadership. These skills would stand them in good stead in their various leadership roles, which this year were further developed and expanded to afford every student the opportunity to lead within the Primary school.

The introduction of the Social Justice, Environmental, Girls’ and Boys’ Diakonos Committees proved a popular choice and many new initiatives were implemented by these groups throughout the year, as a result. Our ‘Bridge Builders’ have also worked tirelessly this year, working alongside our younger students to help them resolve conflicts within the playground in a positive manner. The other main highlight would, of course, be our Canberra Trip, where the children were able to put their learning into a real-life context by visiting important government landmarks and experiencing the political hub of our nation.

Finally, we introduced a new event to the CHAC Primary calendar this year; the House Singing Competition, which was a huge success. Congratulations to all our Year 6 students who worked together to create the routines for their Houses and who epitomised true House spirit as a result. Overall, our students have had a very successful and enjoyable end to their Primary school years and we wish them all the best as they commence their new journey in Secondary.