by Erin Anderson, editor
Grade 9 and 10 students had their own closing ceremony, which celebrated their contributions to the Senior School over the past year. Between winning gold in everything from rowing to ballroom dance, throwing their talents into Miss Saigon, volunteering their time to help low-income families and performing in music marathon Keep the Beat, it was a busy year for the youngest half of the Senior School. For the Grade 9 students, it was their first year on a new campus, which also meant new teachers, new classes and new opportunities. The Grade 10 year was marked by another excellent experiential programme as well as active participation in lunchtime concerts, school councils, and, for some, boarding adventures.
Student speakers Karan Vats, Rebecca Berardelli and Cormac O’Brien delivered some excellent speeches, with both humour and insight, and the range of musical performances from the students certainly showed that the SMUS concerts will be equally excellent in the coming school year.