Whilst we were not able to have parents and guests at our Junior School assembly last Friday, it was great to acknowledge the wonderful work of students in the classroom. Well done to all students who received recognition for their hard work. The last two weekends I have received messages from members of the public about the sportsmanship of players in the U10 White Rugby team. You can imagine the pride I felt when I received these messages as I went about my business on a Saturday afternoon. On both occasions our players showed genuine concern for an injured player on the opposing team. Of course winning feels great but as one of the boys said to Mr Zavone earlier this week, ‘being a nice person feels even better.’ A huge congratulations must go to Patrick Martin (4 Blue) and Charlie Litchfield (4 White) for showing Eddies Pride out in our community. Please see Mr Zavone’s vortex article as he has featured Patrick and Charlie this week.
Year 5 Alternate Camp Program
This week our Year 5 students enjoyed a two-day program in lieu of camp at Tuross. They enjoyed listening to guest speakers about NASA and space exploration (thank you Amy Peterson) and from the Canberra Raiders (thank you Alan Tongue). They also participated in many fun and engaging activities organised by Mr Bell and Ms Cusack. Camp represents an opportunity for students to get to know each other outside the playground and classroom. Whilst we could not replicate the full program at Tuross, I am confident our Year 5 students had a great couple of days.
Principal’s Reading Challenge
This week students have begun the Principal’s reading challenge. Parents and carers can sign off books read in the sheet attached to your son’s diary. House points will be awarded per book read and totals will go toward the College House Shield.
Moderation Day 2 (Thursday 20 August). Pupil free Day – Please note this is a pupil-free day as Teachers will be participating in professional learning in the area of spelling and literacy education.