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As the Summer Sport season draws to a close, I would like to thank the staff who contributed to the co-curricular program over the course of this term. It has been an unprecedented time in relation to the changes in teams we have been required to make due to players, opposition teams’ players, managers and coaches attendance being so unpredictable on account of COVID-19. It has been an amazing effort from all involved to ensure as many of our teams and our students were able to take part in the fixtures across Term 1.

Participating in team sports, whether it be interschool or inter House, has value that extends beyond the physical benefits of exercise. Students who play within a team develop competence, confidence, connections, character, and caring. At the heart of this is self-esteem – an increased sense of self as a result of better social interactions, stronger relationships, and higher academic performance. (Maslen, 2015) I do not underestimate the positive impact that school sport has on student wellbeing and thank parents for their support of our Junior School Sports programs.

It was wonderful to proceed with the Summer House Games last week and see students in Years 3-6 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 volunteer or committee member, please email or fill in the JSFoS Nomination Form.

Wishing you a restful weekend.

Jasmine Taylor
Head of Junior School

Diary Dates

Date Event Location Time
12 April  Peter Sullivan Parent Information Session  Junior School Function Space  8.30am 
12 April Years 3 to 6 Swimming Carnival  Burchnall Sports Centre  8.45am to 2.30pm 
14 April  Maundy Thursday Service  Memorial Hall  11.30am 
19 April to 22 April SEA Easter Holiday Program  Various Locations   
3 May  Term 2 Commences    8.35am