Junior School News: Week 10 Term 3, 2022

Congratulations to the students and staff involved in this year’s musical, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. It was a magnificent show, showcasing the talents of our students. Junior students involved were Riley Fakhouri, Ben Brooker, Andre L’Aimable, Owen Clausen and Brody Grainger. Well done boys on a fantastic show.

Congratulations also to all the boys involved in the Eddies Sleepout last Friday evening. These students had a chance to show solidarity with the homeless and ‘sleep rough’ for a night. Thank you to Ms Cusack for her organisation of this event.

Year 6 2023 BYOD Reminder – all Year 5 students have had a reminder that our BYOD program begins in Year 6 at St Edmund’s. Students will need a laptop computer that has word processing, Wi-Fi access and basic capability. Laptops do not need to be expensive but must have a sturdy protective case. Please note Chromebooks are not recommended. More detailed information on our BYOD program is available on the College website: https://sec.act.edu.au/academic/device-program/

Cricket Season – all registrations need to be in by 24 September 2022.

Queen’s memorial public holiday – Thursday 22 September. Please note that the school will be closed on this day.

Junior School Academic Assembly – Friday 23 September at 11.30am in the Hall. Our Junior School assembly has been moved to Week 10 due to the number of events using the Hall in Week 9. Parents/carers of students receiving certificates have been notified and are welcome to attend.

Junior School Camps – Please note that due to postponements of earlier camps, we will now have a busy Term 4 with camps at Tuross Head, NSW. Please note camp costs will be included in Term 4 fee statements. If your son is definitely not attending camp, please notify your son’s class teacher by Thursday 22 September so final costings can be determined and applied. Dates for each year group are below and you will receive more information from class teachers over the coming weeks. Please also note that camp permission and information will be available online through the parent portal.

Year 5 Camp: Monday 17 October – Wednesday 19 October (Term 4, Week 2)

Year 4 Camp: Thursday 20 October – Friday 21 October (Term 4, Week 2)

Year 6 Camp: Monday 7 November – Wednesday 9 November (Term 4, Week 5)

Homework Club – Mr Kelly will be running homework club from Weeks 1-9 this term on Tuesdays/Wednesdays. Please email him dkelly@stedmunds.act.edu.au with a day’s notice should you wish to book your son/s in.

Staff Carpark (off Canberra Avenue) – Parents/Carers are asked not to use the staff carpark as a drop off or pick up location before or straight after school. This is due to safety considerations for our students. Please use the main semi-circular driveway or other exterior boundary options.

Hair Policy – Thank you to all parents/carers for keeping your son/s haircuts in line with the school’s uniform and hair policy. At times barbers may make mistakes. If they are informed of their mistake, many will fix the haircut (in line with our policy) at no extra charge. Could I please ask that all parents/carers familiarise themselves with the hair policy so that students can get about their daily work without teacher’s asking them about their haircuts. Thank you for your assistance with this.

Hair should be kept neat, tidy and clean at all times and not grown or styled into an extreme or exaggerated fashion.

Hair should be above the shoulder in length (above the bottom of the school shirt collar) and no shorter than a number ‘two’.

Students are not allowed to have lines or designs shaved into their hair nor grow long sections of hair that can be fashioned into ‘top buns’, plaits, dreadlocks, braids, ‘rats tails’, ‘mohawks’ or ‘mullets’ etc.

Hair should be evenly graded and/or blended, of natural colour, warn off the face and should not obstruct sight. Hair requiring to be tied back off the face may be necessary but only as a low bun.

Team Heat Holiday Program – St Edmund’s College Junior School will be hosting a fun and exciting Team H.E.A.T holiday program in the upcoming school holidays. This will take place on Monday 26 September  to Thursday 29 September and is open to boys and girls.

Numbers are limited.

For more information, please contact team_heat@outlook.com

David Kelly
Assistant Principal – Junior School