Junior School News: Week 3, Term 3, 2019

Junior School News: Week 3, Term 3, 2019

Every now and then we are reminded of what a great school we are a part of. On Saturday, the atmosphere for the whole day was just amazing. It was wonderful to see so many of you on Saturday at both rugby and football matches. Well done to the students, who played their hearts out and displayed great sportsmanship. To look up in the Grandstand and see Mr Zavone surrounded by students from Years 4-12, cheering for the First XV, was just great to see. I wouldn’t normally single out teams for their performances, but to our mighty U10 Blues and Whites and to our U10 Football (soccer) teams, congratulations. I am sure there were plenty of great dinner time stories for Saturday evening. I would also like to thank those Year 4 and 5 boys who helped out with our U12 Football team, who were short of players. We have some exciting events to look forward to over the next couple of weeks.

Walkathon – Thank you for your support of this whole College event. Junior School students have been simply outstanding with their enthusiasm and drive. A big thank you must go to Ms Cusack for her leadership during the build up to this event and it is no surprise that her class, 5 Blue, have raised the most money so far. Please note students still have until this Friday to bring in any money collected.

Literacy Performance on Wednesday 14 August – Junior School Students will be attending a performance called “Wake Up and Read” by Frank Ozo on Wednesday at 2.00pm in our Hall next week. Wake Up and Read is a funny, well-paced comedy incorporating music, drama, mime, puppetry, magic and circus skills. The performance should be engaging while encouraging the students to read both for pleasure and research. This performance leads us nicely into book week.

Book Week (Week 5) – Our Book Parade is fast approaching. Boys are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character and participate in the parade which will be held in the Hall Friday 23 August period one. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to share their love of reading and have fun! Parents and guests are most welcome to attend this parade which will begin at approximately 9.20am.

Earn and Learn Update – Thankyou to all the families who were able to support the Earn and Learn Program. The Junior School successfully raised just over 21,000 points which was fantastic.  We have used these points to order a 3D printer with a trolley.   Students are now looking forward to its arrival.

Homework Club – Mrs Ellem will be running homework club from Weeks 2-9 this term on Tuesdays/Thursdays. 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 9 August – Please note that as per the school calendar this is a pupil-free day.


Junior School Assembly on Friday 16 August at 11.30am in the Hall – Please feel welcome to attend this Junior School event and join us afterwards for some light refreshments. The focus of this assembly will be acknowledging excellent work in class, our ACT sports representatives and some of our work from specialist classes.


Dates to remember:

Oz-Tag Carnival – Wednesday 7 August

Moderation Day Thursday 8 August – Fresh Tastes Focus

Frank Ozo performance 2pm in Hall – Wednesday 14 August

Junior School Assembly – Friday 16 August 11.30am

Year 5 Camp – Mon-Wed 19-21 August

South Weston Athletics – Wednesday 21 August

Book Week Parade – Friday 23 August (9.20am)


David Kelly (Assistant Principal – Junior School)

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