Junior School News: Week 1, Term 3, 2019

Junior School News: Week 1, Term 3, 2019

Welcome back from the Winter break. I hope all families have had an opportunity to have some time together at some point during the break. Sometimes this break from the routines and pressures of school and responsibilities of Saturday sport can come at just the right time. As Term 3 commences, we have an opportunity to reset and think about learning goals. These goals can be based on semester one reports. Our teachers will have encouraged students to read their report thoroughly and determine in what areas they can improve. Over the term I look forward to watching the young men of Junior School do their best in all areas.

Later this term, Thursday 19 September, Parent/Teacher conversations will take place between the staff and parents. I am confident that working together, the boys will continue to strive for improvement.

College Walkathon, Wednesday 31 July. Thank you to all the families who have helped their son/s to collect donations for this event. We are encouraging all students to continue with their fundraising efforts. Great effort so far, Junior School.

4 Blue Families – just a reminder that Ms Janes will be with us for the first four weeks of Term 3 before Mr Tony Di Fronzo will take over the care of this class for the remainder of 2019.

Earn and Learn – A big thank you to all the families who were able to contribute Woolworths stickers to our ‘earn and learn’ program. We are currently in the process of finalising this but will let you know soon what resources we purchase.

BOOK WEEK (19th-23rd August – week 5)
On Friday 23 August all students in the Junior School will have the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book character. They will then participate in a parade in the school hall to celebrate books and reading. This is a fun event which everyone is encouraged to be involved in so start preparing your costume soon. The theme is ‘Reading is my secret power’.

Homework Club – Mrs Ellem will be running homework club from Weeks 2-9 this term on Tuesdays/Wednesdays. Please email her hellem@stedmunds.act.edu.au with a day’s notice should you wish to book your son/s in.

Moderation Day 2, Thursday 8 August – Please note that as per the school calendar this is a pupil-free day.

David Kelly (Assistant Principal – Junior School)