Junior School News: Week 8, Term 4, 2018

Junior School News: Week 8, Term 4, 2018

Last night we held our Christmas Concert which was a wonderful community celebration. There were some memorable performances and feedback from the evening has been very positive. The Junior School students were particularly impressive and really rose to the occasion. Thank you to the many, many families who were able to make the concert. The positivity, energy and joy felt in the RJ Wallace Hall was exactly what Christmas celebrations should be about. A huge thank you must go to all the teachers involved in helping the night run smoothly.

We now turn our attention to the remainder of our end of year activities. Please see below for details.

Triathlon ACT Visit on Thursday 6 December – students in Junior School will view a video about triathlon and then join in a practical session for about 40 minutes. All activities will be land based.

Year 6 into Year 7 Transition morning on Friday 7 December – students will be involved in activities designed to ease their transition into High School within our House system. It will run from the beginning of the school day to after recess.

Junior School Leaders Excursion on Friday 7 December – our Semester 2 leaders will head to Narrabundah Early Childhood School to assist their students with reading activities. This will occur after lunch.

U11 Cricket Match on Friday 7 December – after lunch on Friday, class teachers may wish to allow their class to watch two of our youngest cricket teams battle it out on Lonergan Oval. The first innings will be played before the end of school with the game to be completed after school.

Junior School Picnic Day on Monday 10 December – we are looking forward to Big Splash Waterpark although the current weather forecast is for some rain.

Junior School Presentation Ceremony on Tuesday 11 December 9.15am – 10.30am – This will be our final chance to formally recognise our Year 6 cohort as they move from Junior School to High School. All Year 6 students will receive a graduation certificate on the morning and we will also have academic and other awards presented.

Staffing News – please note the following teachers have been assigned to year classes for 2019.

4 Blue – Ms Natalie Janes

4 White – Mr Nathan Rutter

5 Blue – Ms Bridget Cusack

5 White – Mr John Bell

5 Gold – Mr Craig McMahon (Term 1), Mr Martin O’Rourke (Terms 2-4)

6 Blue – Mrs Holly Ellem

6 White – Ms Julia Roche

6 Gold – Mr Neil Roberts

I wish you all the best for the upcoming holiday period. If you are going away, enjoy the break and keep safe. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

David Kelly (Head of Junior School)