It has been wonderful to welcome students back to school for the commencement of Term 2. It has been a lively and eventful start, with a plethora of learning engagements on the calendar.
Anzac Day Commemorations
Our Year 6 students represented the Junior School beautifully at the School’s Anzac Day service on Wednesday 26 April. Year 6 students were also fortunate to hear Julia Phillis, (current parent) and former RAAF F-111 Aviator, Weapons Employment Instructor, and Electronic Warfare Officer talk about her experience in the Royal Australian Air Force and her personal reflections on Anzac day.
Year 5 students also had a guest speaker linked to commemorating Anzac Day and appreciated hearing an old scholar, Sam Benveniste (MAC 2000), Commanding Officer of the 10th/27th Battalion, the Royal South Australia Regiment, talk about his involvement in the Army Reserves.
Congratulations to our Library Team, who in partnership with Tracy Grice, hosted a Luminary Lunch with South Australian authors and illustrators in attendance. We welcomed students from Seymour College, St Mary’s College, St Peters Girls School, Pultney Grammar School, Wilderness School, Immanuel and Concordia to the event for an interactive workshop experience in the Function Space on Thursday.
Artist in Residence
Our Junior School Artist in Residence program commenced in Week 2. Artist Zinia King will be working with students in Years 3 to 6 until the end of Week 4 and will work with Junior Primary students in Weeks 5 to 7. Zinia is passionate about Australian flora and fauna which is evident in the beautiful student artwork which I have seen in progress.
Last week our Year 2 students had their first night away from home in a school group. The boys pitched their tents in the Junior School Hall, raced Mr Browning in the rain, participated in an indigenous art workshop with Ms Houston and ventured around campus in the dark, searching for the legendary white fox. They finished the evening with a bedtime story led by Mr Storer and (some) sleep. Thank you to the Year 2 teachers and supporting staff for such a successful evening.
I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the School’s Outdoor Education Finniss campus to see the Year 5 students on their four day, three night venture. Year on year, it is excellent to see how our students have grown and continue to challenge themselves. Hearing boys relay tales of canoeing, fishing and mountain biking, as well as seeing them set up satellite camps away from the central site, demonstrates progression across our Outdoor Education Program. Thank you to the team of staff who facilitated this unique learning opportunity for our students.
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.
Have a wonderful weekend and please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.
Head of Junior School
Term 2 Dates
|6 May, 12.00noon
|Year 6 Mothers Lunch
|ITL Italian Kitchen
|6 and 7 May
|Year 3 Father and Son Camp
|9 May, 2.30pm
|Year 5 and 6 Chapel
|12 May, 7.30-8.30am
|Mother and Son Breakfast
|12 May, 8.45am
|Years 3 to 6 Assembly
|12 May, 2.30pm
|Prep to Year 2 Assembly- hosted by 2W
|Junior School Hall