by Todd Baxter

I would like to thank all Glenfyne Gold students who participated in the swimming sports last week, all students who swam did so to the best of their abilities. I suspect it was only Tandarook’s underhand techniques during the cork scramble that gave them the lead! I especially need to highlight the efforts of our leaders; Marcus Watson, Natalie Meade, George Gay and Rose Morrissey. They led by example and encouraged and promoted a co-operative atmosphere.

In other sporting news one of our Glenfyne students, Lachlan Stephenson recently represented Terang in a basketball team in a Dandenong and Eltham basketball tournament. 1400 teams competed and Lachlan’s team won their division! Lachlan said they have never competed in a big city tournament before and when they won the organisers had no idea where Terang was. Well done Lachlan, a quiet achiever. Keeping on sport, this Friday students will be placed in events for the house athletics on Tuesday the 7 th of March. We hope to see lots of Gold/yellow in every event and on the side lines supporting and keeping the other houses honest.

The Glenfyne Pot of Gold

This is a small kitty of money to which any student can donate any amount at any time. The student leadership team, under teacher facilitation, will be able to spend this money as they see fit. Fitting with the phrase, ‘charity begins at home’, we are try to encourage the idea that we should be taking some responsibility for the place we live and work in, be it the physical environment, the atmosphere or the sense of camaraderie.