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Sweet taste of Secondary School

26 November, 2015

Grade five students from Catholic schools around the region were given a taste of secondary school life today at Catholic College Sale’s inaugural ‘Grade 5 Taster Day.’

The primary school students, who travelled from all over the Wellington Region and as far as Yarram, gathered at the St Patrick’s campus to participate in a range of activities from arts and crafts, to food and technology exercises.

Arriving to a formal welcome from Assistant Principal Cindy Foat, the students then participated in three different sessions, allowing them a taste of what secondary school life is like.                                                                                             

With the assistance of Catholic College student helpers, the grade fives created works of art in the school’s Sister Elizabeth Art’s Centre, baked up a storm in the food and technology room and tried their hand at boxing in the Bishop Phelan Stadium.

They were then treated to a BBQ lunch while they watched a number of music performances by current College students.

Grade five student, Evie, from St Mary’s Primary School in Yarram, said the day was a great experience that had made her feel more comfortable about moving to secondary school.

“It was really fun and we did some really cool stuff. Now I’m really excited about starting high school,” she said.

Organiser of the taster day, Cindy Foat agreed, saying the day was a great success and a valuable exercise for up and coming students.

The students will be given another opportunity to explore both the Sion and St Patrick’s campus further, at the College’s Open Day in April 2016, before they graduate from their respective primary schools.