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The Junior School boys have started Term 3 on a high note and celebrated Grandparents Day at the end of Week 1. It was a fabulous opportunity to show our loved ones the wonderful education that we are fortunate to be able to experience at Saints. Gratitude is a character strength we learn about in class and we all should make sure we thank our parents for sacrificing a lot to give us such a wonderful education.

We then celebrated the Art Exhibition Journeys and Stories which displayed many boys’ creativity. The exhibition showcased a wonderful selection of Indigenous art work, and we were so lucky to have our Artist-in-Residence Sasha Hill work with all students in Term 2.

On Friday of Week 3, many boys braved the freezing weather to participate in “Walk a Mile in my Boots” for the homeless. Whilst we only had to walk for an hour in the cold, we should remember that homeless people are sleeping out in that cold weather every night. Many boys will now tackle our own “Sleep Out” in September to experience what many less fortunate than us go through each night.

Other activities in the Junior School have been the Year 4 Relationships Day with Walford, which enabled our Year 4 boys to mix with the girls to participate in a variety of activities throughout the day. The Year 6 boys are working with Dr Tessa Opie on building healthy relationships. These sessions have been very informative and will allow us to have positive discussions at home with our parents.

The Junior Primary boys have been enjoying their ongoing STEM work and have been showing a lot of courage on the beams as they develop their gymnastics skills during physical education classes.

With Book Week approaching there is a lot of excitement in the air. A big thank you to our dedicated library staff for dressing every boy as a super hero and displaying each boy’s photo in a special display. Mrs Taylor and Mr Browning are also featured in the display, and I encourage parents to call into the library to have a look at the creativity on show.

Finally, the Junior School Coffee Shop will be starting soon and I look forward to serving parents a nice hot cup of coffee. Please support this social enterprise initiative; more information will be available in the coming weeks.

Charlie Bruce (Year 6)
Junior School Captain