Junior School News: Week 4, Term 4, 2020

This week we look forward to the Year 4 alternate camp program. A huge thank you must go to Mr Di Fronzo and Mr Rutter for their organisation of these two days. Just a reminder to parents/carers that Year 4 students can wear casual clothes this Thursday and Friday.

Year 6 into Year 7 Transition – A variety of activities have been organised to help support our Year 6 students as they move into High School. Students have been getting to know the buildings and rooms via the student runners initiative. Year 6 teachers have already met with the 7-12 Heads of Houses to begin the handover of data and information regarding our Year 6 students. Year 6 parents/carers have been invited to an Information Evening regarding Year 7 2021 to held tonight from 6.30pm here at the College. On Friday 27 November, Year 6 students will meet with their Head of House for next year, before interacting with the current Year 7 group and then joining with the wider House group to which they belong. This session is designed to provide information to our students regarding Year 7 and to ease their transition into the vertical High School system.

Junior School Assembly – Thursday 12 November at 9.30am. On this occasion we will celebrate what has been happening in the Junior School with academic awards and some musical performances from our Junior band. Parents/carers of students receiving awards will receive notification by the end of this week.

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.

Junior School Presentation Ceremony – Tuesday 8 December @9.15am
Our ceremony will be held from 9.15am – 10.15am. 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 certificate for completing their Junior School studies. 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. Please note that on this day Years 4-11 classes will cease at 1.00pm. If parents/carers wish to take their son/s home after our Presentation Ceremony, please just send an email to studentservices@stedmunds.act.edu.au

David Kelly
Assistant Principal – Junior School

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