Junior School Reminders
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We ask that you please take note of some important information regarding up-coming activities in the Junior School.
Junior School Classroom Visits
With Term 2 now well underway we are taking the opportunity to organise an evening to welcome parents into the Junior School classrooms. The visits will take place on Wednesday June 1st, 4.30pm – 5.30pm, in the Prep – Year 4 classrooms.
Please note details on the attached information sheet.
Year 6 Excursion to the Immigration Museum
This term, Year 6 students have been learning about democracy and Australia’s three branches of government. Exploring the Immigration Museum gave students the opportunity to see firsthand how the Federal Government supports immigration.
2022 House Cross Country
It wouldn’t be cross country without the cold weather and rain. Not to be discouraged, our Year 3 – 9 students displayed enthusiasm and house spirit through their participation in the 2km event.
In a tightly contested race for house points with the leaderboard fluctuating across the day, Taylor House was able to take home the win, followed closely by Burrows, Flynn and Penman.
Ayo makan! Let’s eat!
“Hmmmm, it tastes like garlic… and the texture is mushy,”said Lacey Byrne, one of our Year 8 Indonesian students, when tasting a durian for her first time. The Year 8s are trying various Indonesian food/drinks throughout the term as they are learning the topic of “Makanan-food”.
Geelong Library Excursion
This term in Integrated Studies the Year 1s and Year 2s have been learning all about ‘Communication’, with the start of this unit primarily focusing on the different forms of communication used by Indigenous Australians. The children have enthusiastically explored Aboriginal dance, music, art, language, symbols and dreamtime stories.
Year 7/8 Girls Soccer
It’s been wonderful to finally have inter-school sport back after a couple of years!
The Year 7/8 Soccer Girls have had an amazing first three games. So far this term the girls have played Clonard College (away), St. Ignatius College (home) and Clonard College again (home). Although the first two games seemed a bit one-sided on the scoreboard that was not really the case as the girls fought hard and were in possession for a fair portion of the games.
How Does your Garden Grow?
Last Friday the “How Does your Garden Grow” students went on an excursion to visit the Yarrabee Native Garden with the aim of broadening their gardening understanding. The gardens are located in Lara and extend for a fully landscaped 5-acre property including three ponds, a waterfall, and a dam. Students were able to observe a wide range of ecosystems.
It has been a big week for Marty both at puppy school and at real school.
On Saturday Marty graduated from puppy school and as you can see from his photo it was with full Honors. We now move into a time of maintaining what he has learned until he starts further training.
Prep- Year 2 House Athletics
The House colours were on full display for our Prep- Year 2 House Athletics carnival on Tuesday this week. It was fabulous to see so many parents and friends on campus to support the students.
Despite the cold conditions, the students gave all events their best effort and represented their House with pride and big smiles.
A huge thank you goes to the Year 9 House Captains for their support on the day running the events. It was amazing to see the way they led and interacted with the Junior School students.
Timor Leste Restoration of Independence
Today we came together as a Campus to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the restoration of independence for one of our closest neighbours Timor Leste.
Our service, led by School Captains Koby Millar-Burton and Jas Bevacqua-Hall and supported by fellow students Caitlin Bell and Noah Jones, celebrated 20 years of restored independence for our closest neighbour. The raising of the flag, listening to the national anthem and the tying of traditional tais to the flagpole, were all significant moments within our service.
Building a Bridge Using Paper and Glue
In Year 3 Investigations over the last couple of weeks, we have been investigating how we could construct a paper bridge, that could support weight, without collapsing. We looked at different shapes, spans and fixings to ensure that our bridge held up to the pressure that it was put under.
This week, the challenge was to use what we had learned to build a more complex bridge, but this time only using paper and glue to hold it together. Everyone worked collaboratively to discuss, build and in some cases, refine their design and rebuild, to ensure that the creation lived up to expectations.
It was fantastic to see the level of engagement, resilience and encouragement displayed during the task and it is fair to say that everyone was very pleased with their work.
Year 6 Art – Fun With Painting
This term in Visual Art, Year 6 students have been picking up a paint brush and learning all about Impressionism, brush techniques and colour.
The students have been enthusiastically experimenting to create different aesthetic effects through the impasto painting approach. Students were particularly interested in learning about the value of warm and cool colours and how they can be used to capture the feeling of an environment.
As is currently the case in many workplaces Australia-wide, there have been staffing challenges for our College. We currently have a number of vacancies, including for casual Bus Drivers, an Assistant Café Manager at Back Creek Café (full or part-time), Basketball/Netball Coaches and various teaching roles.
The Foundation Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, 27 October 2022. Join us at 13th Beach Golf Links from 8:00am for a shotgun start. Tickets are $190 each ($150 for members) or $750 for a group of four. RSVPs close on Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 5:00pm.
Funds raised from this event will be allocated to our Foundation Scholarship Fund, supporting current students who are in need of financial assistance.
Book online at: The Foundation Golf Tournament
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
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