Term 4 has seen a return to our sporting adventures as COVID restrictions began to ease.
In the Primary School, it has been nice to see all classes experiencing camps this term, utilising their Outdoor Education skills, a hallmark of a Shearwater education.
Classes 5 and 6 have been thrilled to get back in the ocean with Beau, picking up their COVID-disrupted surfing where they left it in Term 1, and Classes 1 to 3 have a full week of swimming lessons at Mullumbimby Pool, funded by the federal government's Sporting Schools program.
In the High School, it has been a gift to see our WAVE performers busting out their moves, honed through the High School dancing program. Many thanks to those who worked on these performances, especially Class 7 teacher Cherie Kendall and parent volunteer Vicki Lawrence.
In the pool, Class 7 finished their swimming and survival course last week and, this week, Year 9 will begin their Bronze Medallion, while the Year 10s continue with their diving.
We also had a series of basketball sessions delivered to Years 7 and 9 during their WAVE block, by Nash Campbell, coach from Byron Beez and funded by Sporting Schools.
Finally, there are a number of regional competitions on this term, in which Shearwater is participating, including the tennis (pictured above) where our players showed determination and sportsmanship in a full day of games at Grafton. A rewarding experience.
Next week, we are travelling to Coffs Harbour with our Primary basketball teams and, later this term, our Senior High School volleyball teams will play some friendly games with Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School.