During Weeks 7, 8 and 9 we have enjoyed or will be enjoying various activities. These activities are designed to keep Junior School students focused in class and engaged in authentic learning right up until the school year is finished. Last week, we had a visit from CSI Forensics. It was a great day where students learnt about Forensic Science and worked in small groups to solve a case. Each year level solved a different case and the feedback from students and staff was excellent. We even found a missing magnifying glass with our new-found forensic powers. This week, students have participated in Start Smart – a grounding in financial literacy. Students learnt how to differentiate between cash saved and borrowed money (e.g. credit cards) and how using other people’s money can come at a cost (e.g. interest). Next Monday we will have sessions of Tyke-Oh Drumming.
As the term is coming to a close we are hoping you can assist us with the return of your son’s Library books?
Many boys have outstanding books but are forgetting to bring them in and as the stocktake is planned for Monday of Week 8 we really need those books to be returned to the Library.
Thanking you in advance!
Christmas Concert – Thursday 5 December. Please note the Christmas Concert – beginning at 5.00pm will a BBQ, carols will begin at 6.00pm in the Hall. All Junior School students are expected to attend. We are looking forward to a joy-filled evening. The BBQ will be cooked and served by the Junior School staff. There is a cost for the sausage sizzle, drinks and snacks with all proceeds going towards the Performing Arts Faculty. Please see the Vortex article which has the invitation for details.
Junior School Big Splash excursion – Friday 6 December. On this day students of the Junior School will attend Big Splash Waterpark in Macquarie, ACT. Students will catch a bus to and from the venue. Students may wear mufti clothes on this day. Please return your son’s note as soon as possible to his class teacher.
Junior School Presentation Ceremony – Tuesday 10 December @9.15am. The new time of our ceremony will be 9.15am – 10.30am. On this occasion award recipients (first, second and third) for each class will be recognised, along with other major awards including sportsman of the year, a music award and improvement awards for each class. All Year 6 students will receive a graduation certificate. We have had a few questions about whether family members can take their son’s out for lunch afterwards…this is of course absolutely fine. If your son will be leaving after the ceremony, please email your son’s teacher in advance.