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Chamber Strings at the RAH

It was an absolute privilege to see our Chamber Strings ensemble perform at the Royal Adelaide Hospital on Wednesday. The 11 students, led by Strings Coordinator, Sharon Campbell, impressed patients, staff and visitors alike with a repertoire of both contemporary and classical pieces. As I fought back the tears welling in my eyes as the boys played a stunning arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, I reflected on how hearing music can have both an emotional and physiological impact. I know that I am not the only one to feel goosebumps or a stirring in my chest when listening to music; there were many a passerby who said, as they passed through the RAH foyer, that they too were finding it hard to hold back tears.

Tears aside, the boys’ performance was appreciated by the hospital community as it brought a joyful and welcome interruption to an otherwise ordinary day in a hospital. I congratulate the boys on this lovely act of service.

Thank you to Ms Campbell for your leadership of the Strings Program and to Dr Emma Manifold for coordinating with the RAH to make this visit possible. We look forward to further opportunities to bring Junior School Music to the community, beyond our walls and fields.

Summer House Games

Well done to all Year 3 to 6 students who competed in the Summer House Games. It was wonderful to see students enjoy competing in Volleyball, Tennis, Cricket and T-ball. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the competition and their first Junior School Friends of Saints sausage sizzle of the year. Thank you to the JSFoS volunteers who barbequed lunch for students and staff. If you are interested in being involved as a JSFoS volunteer please complete the form:  

Winter Uniform

Please remember that boys are required to dress in full winter uniform in Term 2. This includes wearing winter shorts, winter socks, a long sleeve shirt and tie. Boys in Years 3 to 6 need to wear their blazer to and from school.

Uniform Shop School Holiday Opening Hours 

The Uniform Shop will close for week 1 of the April School holidays. Opening hours for the second week of the school holidays will be:
22/4 Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
23/4 Tuesday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
24/4 Wednesday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
25/4 Thursday CLOSED – ANZAC DAY
26/4 Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jasmine Taylor 
Deputy Headmaster / Head of Junior School

Important Upcoming Term 1 Events


28 May, 2.30pmYears 5 and 6 ChapelChapel
29 May, 9.00-11.00amYear 1 IncursionHiggins Hall
29 May, 9.00-11.00amPrep/Reception ExcursionBotanic Gardens
31 May. 8.45amPrep to Year 6 AssemblyMemorial Hall
31 May, 9.40amBehind the Book FestivalLibrary and Classrooms
3 June, 9.00amELC Grandparent and Special Friends MorningELC
3 June, 7.30pmJSFOS MeetingFunction Space
4 June, 9.00amPrep to Year 2 Grandparent and Special Friends MorningClassrooms and Higgins Hall
4 June, 2.00pmPrep to Year 2 ChapelChapel
4 June, 2.30pmYears 3 and 4 ChapelChapel
15 June, 7.00pmJSFOS Quiz NightFunction Space
25 June, 1.30pmYear 5 and 6 Matinee ConcertMemorial Hall
25 June, 7.00pmYear 5 and 6 Evening ConcertMemorial Hall