Junior School News: Week 4, Term 1, 2020

Junior School News: Week 4, Term 1, 2020

Boys with books breakfast – we will be launching our book fair with a breakfast/reading opportunity for parents/carers and their son/s on the morning of Wednesday March 11 at 8am in the Junior School Library. Please come along and share in the joy of reading with your son. This invite is open to all parents/carers. We especially encourage as many Dads or other significant male role models to attend as possible. Having male role models showing an interest in reading with young men can have a profound and lasting impact and challenge certain stereotypes associated with reading. To assist us with catering, please email dkelly@stedmunds.act.edu.au with numbers of people attending.

Junior School Swimming Carnival – Friday 6 March @ Queanbeyan Pool. Please note that the program with approximate event times has been placed below. If any parents/carers are available to assist with timekeeping, please email Mr Fox: dfox@stedmunds.act.edu.au

Moderation Day – Tuesday 3 March. A reminder that this day is a pupil-free day at the College. The teachers will be completing professional learning on using data to set individualised reading and writing targets.


St Edmund’s College Junior School Swimming Carnival Friday March 6 2020

Information Update:


Queanbeyan Aquatic Centre (Corner of Campbell, Antill and Crawford Streets, Queanbeyan).


Age group races, house relays and novelty events for non-competitive swimmers.  Participation is the number one theme for the day.  All participating students are encouraged to support their house by wearing house colours and participating in events to earn house points.

Students have been grouped into heats for the swimming carnival age per their age they are turning in 2020.  Qualifying times to represent the College at the South Weston swimming carnival will be available on the day.


PLEASE encourage your son not to bring valuables to this event as he will be the sole person responsible if anything is lost or damaged.

The College can be contacted on 6295 3598 should the need arise.

It is College procedure that ALL Students will depart the pool at approximately 1.45pm to travel back to school on the buses provided.  NO student will be left at the swimming pool on his own to be picked up

Parents are welcome to attend on the day but will need to pay their own admission fee. The carnival commences at 9:30am and concludes at approximately 1.45pm.

Please make sure your son is organised for the day with:

  1. Swim attire, cap & goggles if desired
  2. Sun cream & hat are a priority (sun cream will be available but students will be responsible for their own application of sun cream)
  3. Healthy food & drink
  4. Towel & something warm/dry to wear
  5. House coloured clothing
  6. Positive ‘can do’ attitude – we want every student to have a go


If the swimming carnival is cancelled due to inclement weather please listen to FM stations 104.7 and 106.3 or ABC radio.  Any cancellation will be made by 7.30am at the latest.

St Edmund’s Junior School Swimming Carnival

Friday March 6 2020


(Nominations Only)



TIME: (approx.) EVENTS TIME (approx.) EVENTS
9.40 – 9.55am



9.50  – 10.05am





10.10  – 10.20am





10.25  – 11.45am






11.50am– 12.00pm











12.40pm – 12.55






1.00pm – 1.10pm


1. 200 Individual

1x All ages race


2. 50 Butterfly

9/10 years

11 years

12 years


3. 100 Breaststroke

10 years

11 years

12 years


4. 50 Freestyle

9 years

10 years

11 years

12 years


5. 100 Backstroke

10 years

11 years

12 years

LUNCH BREAK  12.00  – 12.20

6. 100m Freestyle

9 years

10 years

11 years

12 years


7. 50 Breaststroke 

9 years

10 Years

11 Years

12 Years


8. 50 Backstroke

9 Years

10 Years

11 Years

12 Years

9:40 – 10.00am



10:05– 10.25am



10.30– 10.50am






10.55am -11.5













12.25 – 12.45pm





12.50 – 1.10pm









Year 6 – Wet Areas   1



Year 5  – Wet Areas   1



Year 4  – Wet Area 1






Year 6 – Wet Areas   2













Year 5  – Wet Areas   2





Year 4  – Wet Area 2






– 50 Freestyle House Relays

– Staff v Students

– Winning house announced

– Cleanup & Departure