Positive psychology research tells us that when we perform kind acts for someone else we not only make that person feel better, we also boost our own levels of happiness. The fundraising undertaken by the Junior School for the Royal Children’s Hospital is a great testament to this.
The Year 7 Science class have been studying Forces, in particular Simple Machines – levers, inclined planes, pulleys, gears, wheels and axles. Proving the theory that if you want to really understand something, you need to be able to break it down and explain it in its simplest form, who better to present this newly acquired information to than the Preps!
Riley Sugars (Year 11) recently won the Junior Championship at the Donald McCraith Memorial Shoot at Mornington Clay Target Club. The competition was shot over 100 targets and Riley won with a score of 87 targets. Riley dedicated himself to winning this particular competition as it carries the name of his grandfather. Well done Riley!
Congratulations to Tyson Montague, Alexandria Karamesinis and Yoann Colin who have been selected from hundreds of aspirants to join Orchestra Victoria for the mOVe 2013 Future Talent concert, to be held in late November at the Dallas Brooks Centre. This is a wonderful opportunity for these students to learn from the best in the business.
The advent of new technology is constantly revolutionising all aspects of our teaching and learning program at Peninsula. Most recently, our Year 10 students replaced their cameras with their smartphones, producing some wonderful images. This unit of work is being detailed in the well known ZART magazine for the benefit of other schools.
A rare opportunity has arisen to hear Professor Martin Seligman speak on the principles of positive psychology in February 2014 at the Melbourne Town Hall. Hear more about the PERMA model on which our school program is based. Book early as this lecture will attract huge interest.
Congratulations Billy Hartung (Class of 2012) who will join Hawthorn in 2014 following the recent AFL Draft. Renowned for his speed and endurance, Billy had a distinguished football career in the AGSV competition during his time at Peninsula. He joins a growing number of Peninsula alumni who are now playing football at the highest level.
WELCOME TO Peninsula
The Peninsula School is a day and boarding school for approximately 1450 students from three-year-old Kindergarten to Year 12.
Our international students benefit from the specialised facility of our English Language Centre, where they can hone their English skills before entering the mainstream classrooms. We also have 500 students studying on two campuses in China, where their excellent VCE results help them achieve a university place in the highly competitive Chinese system, or they can choose to study in Australia.
Our co-curricular activities include a highly respected music and drama program, sporting opportunities, a House program, unsurpassed pastoral care, a well defined code of behaviour and a well developed sense of community.
Our students' achievements are testament to the dedication and expertise of our teachers, who enjoy a close relationship with their students at all year levels. This personal knowledge gives them a good appreciation of what each student needs, educationally and socially. We continue to be justifiably proud of the well-rounded, well-educated, considerate and community-minded young people who constitute our past and present student body.
If you would like to find out how your child can join our school community, please contact our Admissions Office or phone 9788 7777 for more information or to arrange a tour.
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