What a Wonderful Week
Each week with our students onsite at Junior School brings with it an abundance of blessings, however this week has been overflowing. On Wednesday, we celebrated together with families our wonderful Year 4 students at their Graduation Ceremony. It was a special time to be able to recognise the many gifts and talents of these amazing students and encourage them as they move beyond their time at Junior School. I challenged the students to continue to have curious minds and open hearts for the world and the people they meet as they take this next step.
From the Chaplain
Wow! What a wonderful thing it has been to watch as students and staff place essentials of food and toiletries under the Christmas tree for our ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ over the last 3 weeks.
What’s on at Junior School
Week 10: Monday 5th December
Tuesday 6th December – Activities Day (please refer to Edsmart notification)
Friday 9th December – Junior School Christmas Service
Friday 9th December – Conclusion of Term 4 – 2.30pm dismissal.
Monday 12th December – Semester 2 Summative Reports available to Parents via the Parent Portal.
The Importance of Friendship
There’s no doubt about it. Having to navigate the tricky realm of friendship continues to be one of the biggest learning challenges students encounter throughout their many years of schooling. Rest assured though, that when a student experiences a difficulty with friends, they are certainly not alone, for problems in this arena are far more common than you would think.
Year 4s Going out With a Bang!
The formalities of Graduation had barely settled before a group of wonderful Year 4 leaders took charge to host the luncheon of all luncheons!
I am so impressed by these young people and their consideration for every Year 4 student. Their inclusiveness and leadership made for such a wonderful celebration of the past five years at Junior School and reminiscent of the many great times shared together.
Year 1s Make a Splash!
It has been an exciting term as the Year 1s experienced traveling by bus each Friday afternoon to Middle School for swimming lessons. All of the children continually impressed their swim teachers each week showing a growth in their swimming development and also their confidence.
Qustodio App and Other Parent Resources
Last week we launched the Qustodio Parent App with our families as part of our Cyber Safe Schools Program, in partnership with Linewize by Family Zone.
We’ve been delighted by the level of engagement and uptake by parents with this tool so far. Qustodio is a tool intended to help parents and guardians be empowered to supervise and engage in positive conversations with their young people around their digital activity.
As we start approaching the final weeks of term, we encourage you to look through lost property if your child has lost something. If items are clearly named, we return them via their Homeroom teacher, but as there are many unnamed and unclaimed items, we encourage families to visit Reception and check for missing items.
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Canteen not Open on Last day of Term
Please note that on the last day of Term 4, Friday December 9, the canteen will not be open.
Thank you to all volunteers for your fantastic help during the course of this term, and throughout 2022.
Recycling Uniform Items
As part of the transition to our new College wardrobe it was important that we consider the environmental impact of clothing items no longer required. Whilst it is still possible for students to wear items from the traditional uniform, when items are no longer able to be worn, they can be recycled.
Any such items can be dropped off and placed in recycling bins at each campus. We are working with our wardrobe manufacturer to ensure that these can be recycled as part of the introduction of our new wardrobe over the next 18 months.
A MYTERN Thought for This Week
Things can get hectic at this time of the year, often throwing a random curve ball, making you skid out of control. At first your reaction will be extreme. That's ok. Once the panic is over, stop and breathe. Regain control. Don't judge it. Give it space to unfold... and then inspire you 👍😊
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