Junior School News: Week 4, Term 3, 2019

Junior School News: Week 4, Term 3, 2019

This Friday we look forward to another fantastic Junior School assembly, celebrating academic achievements and looking at some of our specialist and co-curricular learning. We will also celebrate students who have worked hard in their chosen sport/s and have been selected in an ACT representative side.

Oz-Tag Competition – Last Wednesday St Edmund’s entered two teams in the Year 5/6 Southside competition. There were 30 teams in the competition and all of our boys played with the right spirit. I was fortunate to be able to go and watch a few games although it must be said that the teams were having mixed results whilst I was present. However, after the bad luck charm of Mr Kelly left, one of our teams managed to scrape into the final 8. Under the tutelage of local Oz-tag great, Mrs Manenica, the boys then stormed through to the Grand Final and won the decider 2-1 against a talented Torrens Primary School. A special mention must go to our other team as they welcomed two boys from Sacred Heart Primary School into their team so they could have some games on the day – true Eddies spirit.

Students meet new Chaplains – Fr Dan and Fr Rembert have met with all of our students this morning, spending some time in each class answering questions and introducing themselves.

Year 5 Camp – Our Year 5 students will be away at Tuross for Three days from Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 August. Please note that the bus will leave at 8.00am sharp and Mr Bell is known for running a tight ship.

South Weston Athletics – Wednesday 21 August. Notes have been handed out to those students selected for this event. Please ensure notes are returned to the Junior School reception as soon as possible.

Book Week 2019 – We will be holding a costume parade on Friday August 23 in the Hall from 9.20am – 10.00am. The theme this year is, ‘Reading is my Super Power’.

Homework Club – Mrs Ellem will be running homework club from Weeks 2-9 this term on Tuesdays/Wednesdays. Please email her hellem@stedmunds.act.edu.au with a day’s notice should you wish to book your son/s in, along with the work you would like your son to work on.

Staffing News – Mr Jeffrey Vayo has accepted a position in Year 6 Blue to replace Mrs Holly Ellem when she goes on maternity leave at the beginning of Term 4. Jeffrey is an experienced Primary teacher, having spent three years at Marist Junior School before teaching in Chicago for the last three years. We look forward to welcoming Mr Vayo to our Junior School team. Mrs Ellem and Mr Vayo will have the opportunity for a thorough handover.

David Kelly (Assistant Principal – Junior School)