Term 3 - week 6
The Interact-organised Lifeline Can Appeal has, for the 18th year, returned to Centenary, although this year a little bit later than expected. The appeal ended this Tuesday, August 18, with the weeks prior spent collecting thousands of non-perishable food items for donation to Lifeline to be redistributed as 'care packages' for those doing it tough. I am delighted and proud to announce that overall, Centenary Heights has donated over 11 thousand cans to the appeal, a new school record. This is a spectacular effort and I hope we continue to build on it in the coming years. Well done!
Leadership speeches and voting for next year's senior leaders occurred on Tuesday of week 5. This event is always a wonderful occasion as it marks the beginning of a new chapter and the hand over from one generation of leaders to the next. It was wonderful to see so many students putting themselves out there and delivering their speeches – a very impressive and courageous effort, congratulations.
Taking a step into the past, we entered two senior teams and one junior team into the Secondary Chess Teams Competition on Saturday and Sunday of week 3. Congratulations to all three teams with our Open Team 2 placing overall 3rd place in the competition. More details are available in the August school newsletter.
Finally, in retrospect, the Athletics Carnival of week 4 was an absolute success even with the current situation facing the world. Student participation in sporting events over the two days and in the carnival theme of 'Retro' was outstanding. Although this year's carnival was run a little differently, it was still one of the best carnivals we have had in years. A big thank you to all the staff and students involved in the organisation of the day and congratulations to all who participated.
Tharun Galappaththighe - School Vice-Captain