- Friday 2 November- Summer PSSA round 9
- Friday 2 November- 3-6 Discos
- Monday 5 November- MPC Assembly (junior dance groups perform) Farewell Colin!
- Wednesday 7 November- Performing Arts groups to Warringah Mall
- Thursday 8 November- Cake Day
- Friday 9 November- BHPS Remembrance Day Service
- Friday 9 November- Summer PSSA round 10
Mr Matthewson and I had the incredible privilege of attending the Invictus Games with 41 of our Year 6 students last Thursday. The word ‘invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of wounded, injured and sick service personnel and personifies what these tenacious men and women can achieve post injury. The Invictus Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, resilience, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.
What an amazing day we shared! Following a very early start, we were introduced to two courageous ex-service personnel who shared their incredibly moving stories with us. From there we enjoyed some track and field events at the athletics centre, including discus and 100m heats, and then participated in a seated volleyball match which was loads of fun! Our afternoon session involved an interactive motivational presentation from Lorin Nicholson. Lorin who was declared legally blind at the age of 4 shared his incredible story of inner strength, determination and resilience as he inspired us all with his award winning music and his amazing life experiences including being a best selling author and a record breaking cyclist! He helped us to see that "the greatest mountain we climb in life, is the mountain within ourselves."
We all left agreeing that the Invictus Games is about much more than just sport – it captures hearts, challenges minds and changes lives. We can never begin to imagine what these men and women have gone through but boy we embraced the day and loved showing our support and encouragement. These people are true heroes!
We will never forget to LOOK UP, GET UP AND NEVER GIVE UP!