Welcome back to Term 4 to all of our Junior School community. We have had new students begin their journey with us and we have a new teacher, Mr Jeffrey Vayo, who has commenced in 6 Blue as Mrs Holly Ellem is on Maternity leave. We were very excited to hear that Mrs Ellem had her baby, named Charlotte, shortly after Term 3 concluded. On Sunday I had the pleasure of collecting a prize for St Edmund’s Junior School at Floriade for our brilliant gnome painting. Well done to all involved.
Homework Club – Please note that homework club will run from weeks 2-8 in Term 4. Bookings can be made with Mr Vayo (email@example.com). Bookings need to be made with a day’s notice and should include what work is to be completed.
Christmas Appeal – As the end of the year draws closer our thoughts turn towards the celebration of Christmas. This time of year is an opportunity for us to reflect upon the ways that we can assist those in our community less fortunate than ourselves. The College will be conducting its annual Christmas hamper appeal for St Vincent de Paul. There are two ways which the boys can contribute to this appeal. The first is the donation of items such as those listed below.
Foodstuffs for St Vincent de Paul:
Pancake mix, packet cake, tea, Christmas pudding, long-life custard/ powder, sweet biscuits, bonbons
The second way for the students to contribute to the appeal is taking part in “Chores for Charity”. Boys are encouraged to perform chores for family/friends and to receive a token payment for completing the chore. The money collected is to be returned to school by the completion of the appeal (6 December). This money will be spent to purchase more items that will be added to the hampers.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of the faith dimension of your son’s education and your support of this appeal.
Year 4 Retreat and Challenge Program – some information will be coming home in the next week regarding a two-day program for our Year 4 students on Thursday 14 November and Friday 15 November. The first day of the program will have a strong focus on Edmund Rice and connecting students with each other and also with the history of the school. The second day will be spent out at BFIRM with Lee Campbell, utilising the obstacle course facilities at Symonston.
David Kelly (Assistant Principal – Junior School)