On Monday 17th February, The School hosted a special Reception 2020 – “Welcome to The Heights” celebration assembly. The purpose of this event was to formally welcome our Reception children and their families into our School community.
The assembly was attended by Reception students and their families, Year 12 students, staff and school leaders. It was a wonderful opportunity to bring our community together and to observe our Reception and Year 12 students developing positive relationships. After initially being a little timid about supporting their Reception buddies, our Year 12 students really stepped up to the mark and were fantastic role models and supporters of our youngest students. The Reception students spoke about their aspirations for the future with help from their Year 12 buddies. It was clear to see that our teachers have already had a strong impact on their students, with many of our children saying that they would like to be teachers and scientists when they grow up!
We had a wonderful Year 12 speaker; Binar Rasool who has been at The Heights since Preschool. He shared his most treasured school memories and a piece of advice that he would give to his Reception self.
The Reception children performed one of their current, favourite songs, “Elephants Have Wrinkles” which was very entertaining. The Year 12 big buddies then presented their Reception buddy with a commemorative book mark and a flower which signified blossoming and growing and our hope that each child develops a love of learning.
After the formalities, it was lovely to speak with families over morning tea which was kindly organised with support from our team of volunteers. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the organisation of this event.
Primary Years Leader