Hi everybody and thanks 2p at Kedron S.S for your comments and questions. Tommy has had a lovely couple days in Middlemount so far.
Tommy had a massive day on Monday. First of all he got to go visit Mr Slater in his office and learnt all about our school.
Tommy says that Mr Slater told him these very interesting facts;
1. Middlemount Community School has about 350 students from Prep to Year 12
2. When our school was built it was called Middlemount State School and was opened in 1981
3. In 1983, a secondary school department (for the big kids) opened for students in years 8 to 10. Year 11 and 12 students travelled to Dysart (another mining town) for school until 1985. Middlemount State High School opened its doors at the beginning of 1988.
4.The primary and secondary schools combined in 2000 and became Middlemount Community School (with Prep to Year 12)
5. This year there are two Prep classes, two Year One classes, 3 composite 2/3 classes, one Year 4 class, one Year 5 class, and 3 composite 6/7 classes.
Plus some highschool classes too- we see the highschoolers every day because we share the same tuckshop as them.
6. This year Middlemount Community School turned 30! We are the same age as the town of Middlemount. To celebrate at school we had a big Bushdance where every class performed a bushdance and the teachers did one too! we had a LIVE band- it was so much fun!
7. To celebrate the town’s birthday we had markets and a Ball (lots of dancing for grown-ups) Our music teacher Mrs Jensen wrote a song called “Happy Birthday Middlemount” which the Senior and Junior Choir sang at the markets.
8. We have chickens, sheep and baby lambs at the school.
9. We LOVE to learn!
When Tommy came back to class he got to see 1B reading. We are learning how to read using a program called Daily 5. We have been learning how to be independent readers and build our stamina. Tommy was so impressed to see that the Year Ones were so quiet and reading the whole time.
That afternoon, Tommy went with both Year One classes and watched them have their final performance for the Christmas Concert! The Year Ones learnt a poem called “An Alphabet Christmas” that Miss Aitken wrote- it had some very funny lines in it!!!
Tommy’s favourite line was : ” U is for Undies- Dad’s don’t want these at Christmas!”
Tommy was so impressed with all the great work the Year Ones had done. He even got to try out the stage- it’s pretty big!
Tommy’s massive day had only just begun though because he got asked to be the Special Guest at the Primary School Christmas Concert- He was so excited… Tommy promises to tell you all about the Concert soon- he is a little tired now and needs to rest before his big MINE visit!