Junior School News: Week 5, Term 4, 2020

Last week we welcomed new students and their families for 2020 with our Junior School 2021 Information Night. It was pleasing to see the newest St Edmund’s students looking eager and there was great excitement in the room, mixed with some nerves.

On the same evening there was an information session for parents/carers for Year 7 2020 run by our Director of Pastoral Care (Acting), Jacob Knowles, and the respective Heads of House. An information sheet was given out on the night, explaining the details of the first day back next year. Students whose parents/carers could not be there on the evening have been given a hard copy of the information to bring home.

Uniform – Please note the uniform shop will be closed for much of the holidays. Families wanting to purchase uniforms will need to order this term. Items can then be collected the week before school. Please don’t leave ordering until next year. Opening hours are displayed on the school website.

Just a reminder about our School Christmas hamper appeal for St Vincent de Paul and Karinya House. The amount of donations of foodstuffs and personal care items such as body moisturisers or items for babies such as baby toys has been heart-warming. 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 finish date for the appeal is 6 December. The College touchstones of Inclusive Community and Gospel Spirituality are very evident in the Junior School at present. Thank you to Ms Cusack for organising and driving this appeal in the Junior School.

Hats – Just a reminder that all Junior School students need to have a hat for PE classes and also for recess and lunch. As with all clothing, please ensure your son’s hat is clearly marked with his name.

Year 4 Alternate Camp Program – thank you very much to Mr Rutter and Mr Di Fronzo for organising a fun and engaging program last week here at school. There were many other teachers and parents, including Steve Forbes (father of Kadin in Year 4), who assisted throughout the two days. The students certainly looked as though they enjoyed themselves.

Christmas Concert – please note that unfortunately we cannot run the Christmas Concert this year due to restrictions in light of Covid-19. We look forward to hopefully bringing this great event back in 2021.

Picnic Day Monday 7 December – On this day students will be attending Big Splash Water Park. A note with details will be coming home with your son soon.

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

December Holiday Program

In the upcoming holidays, the Junior School will be hosting a Team H.E.A.T holiday program during Week 10 of Term 4.

The activities will be based on a variety of fun themes and will run from Monday December 14th to Friday December 18th.

The program will be organised by Mr O’Rourke and Mr Rutter and will run from 8.30am to 3:00pm each day.

For more information please contact via email team_heat@outlook.com

David Kelly
Assistant Principal – Junior School

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