From the Head of Campus

I hope this message finds you keeping warm and well. As we have excitedly stepped back into the landscape of being on site together as staff, students, and parents something that we may not have given much thought to before the pandemic is ‘connection’.  

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Ann-Marree Weigl, Head of Junior School

School Photos 

Our 2022 class photos and individual student portraits will be taken on Thursday 26th May. All students are to wear full College winter uniform on this day in line with our College uniform policy. Please be aware that items from the original uniform cannot be mixed with items from the new wardrobe. Some key reminders include shoulder length hair being tied back, hair cut neatly, navy blue or maroon ribbons only, small gold or silver, sleeper/stud single piercings. 

Students who would normally have a Physical Education class on this day are not required to bring along their sports uniform. Instead, please send along runners for students to change into for their Phys Ed session. 

A note on glasses – All students who wear glasses will receive individual portraits with glasses on. However, to enable the photographers to provide the best possible quality shot, your young person may be asked to briefly remove their glasses. 

Thank you for your support with this. 

Ann-Marree Weigl, Head of Junior School

A Delicious Side to Procedural Texts

This term in Year 1 we have been learning about the structural features of a procedural text. The children have participated in some language experiences to create purpose for their writing. We have drawn pictures, played games, washed dogs, made paper plate pizzas and this week we made smiley face biscuits. 

The children enjoyed using the icing, jellybeans, smarties, snakes and 100s and 1000s to create their biscuit, then wrote a procedure all about how they did it. They focused on using a title, goal, list of materials and clear steps to recall how their biscuit was made. 

There were many wide-eyed, excited, and happy faces in our classroom before, during and after this activity. Yum! 

Lisa Johnson

AFLW’s Mia and Abby Visit Preps

At the end of Term 1 we were blessed to have AFLW star Mia and AFL Victoria coach Abby run a two-week football clinic for the Junior School Preps. We had so much fun learning different types of marks such as the teddy bear, superhero and zombie mark. We also learnt how to kick, handball, tag and chase ground balls. Mia and Abby also played lots of fun footy games, with a crowd favourite being Angry Ogre. The Preps were absolute superstars and participated with great enthusiasm and enjoyment over the two sessions. A huge thank you to AFL Victoria and especially Mia and Abby for running such a fun clinic.



Nick Rice

Our Year 4 Aths Stars

Congratulations to the following students who earned the highest points for Year 4 in the Middle School Athletics Carnival in Term 1. Students were awarded points in three running events and four field events. 10 points for first, 6 points for second, 4 points for third and 2 points for fourth.

1st  Ethan Cahill – 54 Points1st Amalia Keller – 32 Points
2nd Tom Burnell (SC) – 28 Points2nd Chloe Williams – 22 Points
3rd Guy Sossin (SC) – 24 Points3rd Edie Cooper – 18 Points
4th Luke Hobbs – 22 Points 4th Amelie Thomson – 16 Points
5th Will Duggan – 15 Points5th Ava Fitzclarence – 14 Points

The top three students received their medals at assembly this morning.



Lisa Johnson

National Simultaneous Storytime 2022

Next Wednesday, May 25, our Junior School will be participating in the nationwide Storytime along with over 1 million children across Australia.

National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage young children to read and enjoy books as well as teach them the value of literacy. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around Australia, New Zealand and the world.

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Monet – Brightening Things Up in Art

As we move into the chillier months its time to brighten things up.
Our Artist focus this term is the work of the French Impressionist Artist, Claude Monet. He is largely known as the father of Impressionism and was truly innovative for his time. Monet was also a keen naturalist and a keen conservationist.
I asked my students what they liked about his work and a common thread in their responses was the use of colour and generous paint.

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Jennifer Beck-Carlson

East Timor Independence Day

Our assembly was a special one as the students were able to reflect on our special connection with the people of East Timor. Students shared poems and we were able to get an insight into what a school is like there as well. It was a service to remember as we continue to aid our close neighbours and remember them. Thank you to our college community for raising funds for the students to return to school after a challenging couple of years. We have enjoyed hearing and seeing the people of East Timor flourish from our help and hope to see more in the future!

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We’re Hiring! 

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  

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Golf Tournament 

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 

No matter what road you are travelling down, there is one decision that only you can make....to either take control or to blame others.  Your perspective has the power to change your life. Your wheel, your choice 👍👏 

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