Junior School News: Week 2, Term 4, 2020

Thank you for your commitment to Parent/Teacher night last week. It is always beneficial to have your input and feedback and to work together on academic and social targets for your son.

Last week we had a team of students enter the ACT Reader’s Cup for the very first time. Javi Norris (6 Blue), Ian Scott (6 Blue), William Collett (6 Blue) and Jacob Walsh (6 White) had to read 5 books over a month as a team and then answer questions related to the books. The competition was held online and our team performed very well, placing 5th out of 25 schools. Congratulations gentlemen – it is great to see such successful readers heading into Book Week 2020.

The School Christmas hamper appeal for St Vincent de Paul and Karinya House has had a very strong response.

Foodstuffs for St Vincent de Paul.

Rice, Pasta, Tinned foods (peas, beans, spaghetti hoops, tinned fruit), Tea, Coffee, Festive Foodstuffs, Selection Boxes, Biscuits, packet cake mix,  long life custard/ powder, pasta, pasta sauce, Sweets, Crisps, Popcorn, Christmas decorations and serviettes.

Some Students are also taking part in “Chores for Charity” where they do chores for family/friends and receive a token payment for completing the chore.

The money collected is returned to school and at the completion of the appeal this money is then spent purchasing more items for both our charities. I would like to acknowledge and thank you for your ongoing and very generous support of the appeal. The College touchstones of Inclusive community and Gospel Spirituality are very evident in the Junior School at present. I hope that we can continue with this generous spirit.

Book Week Parade – Thursday 22 October.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our Junior School students dressing up for a bit of fun during Book Week and some great prizes are on offer for students who make an effort or who have entered our alternate book cover competition or the Principal’s Reading Challenge. Please note students may wear their book week costume all day or they may change into their school uniform after the parade. They may also wear school uniform to school and then get changed into their book week costume (advisable for some bus routes).

Friday 23 October – Market Day (mufti clothes on this day – please bring a gold coin to raise money for St Vincent de Paul).

Junior School will be involved in Market Day which is run by High School Business and Economics students. There will be a range of fun activities and food stalls so we encourage Junior School students to perform some chores or jobs around the house to earn some extra coins/money that they can bring on this day. Please note due to the weather forecast this day may be moved to another date. We will email all parents/carers if there is any change made.

Junior School Presentation Ceremony – Tuesday 8 December @9.15am.

Our ceremony will be held from 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. At this stage we are still working out logistics in order to include as many parents as possible at this event. More information will be provided closer to the date.

David Kelly
Assistant Principal – Junior School

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