Term 2 has flown by! As we all pause to catch our breath over the winter break, it is gratifying to reflect on the term, and on all that has been jam-packed into it.
Our Primary students have experienced a myriad of excursions and incursions, including to the Maritime Museum, Fremantle Jail, the Perth Zoo, the Kalamunda Historical Village, Caversham Wildlife Park and a visit from the Moorditj Mob for a dance workshop. Students have received their first Siddurim, their first Chumashim, wowed the grandparents with a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat and brought bikkurim for the festival of Shavuot.
We have continued to STEAM ahead with Science and Technology, with our Year 2 REmida activity, our Year 3 Toys challenge and our high schoolers building and programming Lego robots in Digital Technologies class.
In keeping with our values of sustainability, our ELC playground was upgraded to include exciting new equipment that complements our natural environment, and our Secondary School boasts a  new, flourishing eco centre garden that is growing like Jack’s beanstalk.
Career’s guidance was also a focus this term, with our Year 10s sitting the Morrisby, and Carmel’s own careers fair held for Years 10-12.
While camp season is still to come, this term we have already experienced Hebrew camp, Art camp (an expedition to the Wheatbelt to explore Indigenous art), and our Year 7s have just returned from Bar and Bat Mitzvah camp, energised and excited for their Jewish journey ahead.
One of the main highlights of this Term for staff and students like was a fun-filled Yom Haatzmaut, finishing with ‘Colour Laps for Shorashim’, which raised close to $5,000 for this unique Israel experience.
The end of Term is always quieter without our noisy Year 10s here. I hope you have been following their journey on Facebook, watching them grow in their knowledge of and love for Israel and Judaism, creating indelible bonds with each other in the process.
Rest up over the break as Term 3 will also be action packed!
See you next term!
Shabbat Shalom,
Shula