Students smiling, positive play, encouraging empathy and mastering mindfulness has been the name of our GEM game this Term for Physical Education at Mernda Park. Through their activities, games and lessons, students have been taught, understood and explained what the values of Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness can do to assist them as Super Sportspeople. Interschool Sport saw us fiercely compete in Teeball, Hot Shots Tennis and T20 Cricket. Our Grade 5/6 students represented with pride on Lawn Bowls on the carpeted greens of Whittlesea. Swimming was sensational with our largest team to represent Mernda Park in it's short history. All swimmers did an amazing job to do the school proud. Matilda Simcox was outstanding as she progressed to Division and then Regional level in her event. A sizzling start to the summer season, term one done and dusted, a proud PE teacher at marvellous MPPS!