Junior School News: Week 2, Term 2, 2021

We look forward to our Open Day this Saturday which will occur between 11am – 2pm. Thank you to all of the students who have indicated they would like to assist on the day and thank you to their parents/guardians who have made arrangements for this to occur. I would like to thank the students who assisted with the Queanbeyan RSL sub-branch ANZAC Day service on Sunday. Douglas and Andre L’Aimable, Thomas and William Walsh, Archie Manwaring and Lucas Regan all assisted, along with some senior students. It was a lovely service and it was nice to see some other St Edmund’s students and families in attendance.

On Saturday Canberra Grammar hosted some pre-season rugby matches for all of our Junior teams, along with Grammar and Marist. It was a great day for our students, with some great results and even better sportsmanship. I would like to thank Canberra Grammar for hosting this event and it was wonderful to see so many smiling faces, enjoying game time with their respective teams.

Founder’s Day Mass and Activities – Wednesday 5 May. Students are to wear their formal Winter uniform to school for Mass in the morning and will be able to change into anything Blue and White or Eddies themed after recess. Students will not be required to change back into the formal uniform.

Mother’s Day Mass – Thursday 6 May at 9.30am. Thank you to those who have been able to register for this event. It is always a great event and we look forward to seeing as many mothers and grandmothers as possible. At present we will have over 120 people at Mass and then we will come together for morning tea afterwards. If you would like further information, please email Carmela Wilson cwilson@stedmunds.act.edu.au or Bridget Cusack bcusack@stedmunds.act.edu.au.

Matt Giteau Cup (Rugby Union) – Friday 7 May. Students who expressed an interest in this event and attended trials will receive a note home with details for this excursion.

Year 5 NAPLAN Testing 2021 – Week 4. Mr Dale Argall has placed information regarding these tests in previous editions of the Vortex in Term 1. If you have any questions regarding your son’s participation in this testing, special provisions, or exemptions, please contact Dale: dargall@stedmunds.act.edu.au or your son’s teacher.
Tuesday 11 May: Writing
Wednesday 12 May: Reading
Thursday 13 May: Language Conventions
Friday 14 May: Numeracy

David Kelly
Assistant Principal – Junior School