This term, Year 8 has been a very busy class. Last week we had our Years 4 to 8 Cross Country at Hagley Park which proved to be a real challenge for all of the classes. This year, the 8, 9 and 10 year old girls and boys had to run 2 Km and the 11 and 12 year old girls and boys had to run 3 Km. It may not sound like a lot but add the distance of the run to the temperature of the warm afternoon and you get a tough day at the office. The main focus in the Senior Syndicate this term is our study of early Victorian Christchurch and we have been preparing for our Victorian Soiree at the end of week 9. We have been learning many dances and the race is on between our parents and the students to see who can learn the dances first. On top of the cross country we have been going to the Christchurch School of Gymnastics every Thursday to improve our skills. All of us are exploring our options and making decisions about which high schools we will go to next year.