Over the last two weeks, we have all been enjoying eased restrictions, increased opportunities for sports trainings and the prospect of inter school games starting in Term 3. We are also looking forward to inviting parents in to watch, listen and appreciate our incredible musical performances once more.
During a time in which we haven’t been able to gather for Junior School Assemblies, Mr Simon Varga, Ms Katey Carey, Mrs Sharon Morely, Mr Andrew Chatterton and Mr Damien Hurn have continued to promote musical excellence. Please follow the links below and enjoy the performances recorded and streamed during assemblies throughout this term. These performances are a reflection of the efforts of the instrumental teaching team, the students’ engagement and the support our students receive at home:
- Years 5 and 6 Choir
- Year 5 Rock Band
- Junior Concert Band
- Chamber Strings
- Year 1 and 2 Singing Sesere Eerye
- Year 3 and 4 Choir
- Percussion Ensemble
In response to student request, we have sushi available to order for Wednesday 24 June through the Keystone Lunch Orders tile. Please order on or before Monday 22 June to avoid disappointment. Thank you to Quinn Murphy (Year 6), our Junior School Vice Captain, for driving this initiative.
Bastille Day and Dragon Boat Festival Celebrations
Boys who are currently studying French as a Language other than English, will be celebrating Bastille day with croissants and hot chocolate throughout next week. Madame McLachlan’s French students from 3B, 4T, 1T and 2C will celebrate on Tuesday June 23. The following classes, RS, RB, RP, 1J, 1D, 2I, 2J, 3R, 3D, 4B and 4W will celebrate on Wednesday June 24. Madame Hanna and Mademoiselle Harvey’s Year 5 and 6 French classes will have their French celebrations on Friday June 26.
Next Thursday is the Dragon Boat Festival in China. Although we won’t be watching dragon boat racing, boys who are studying Chinese in Years 3-6 will be making their own sticky rice dumplings, known as Zongzi, during class on Tuesday and Friday next week.
Daisy the lamb
Some of you may have noticed our wooly four-legged friend around school this week. Miss Jo Tierney, Year 1 Coordinator has been looking after an orphaned lamb and including the Junior School community in the experience. The boys have heard Father Theo include Daisy in his sermon about the Good Shepherd in last week’s assembly; they have bottle fed her, taken her out to play on the oval, introduced her to the THRASS chart, cuddled her, cleaned up after her and thoroughly enjoyed having an element of a farm life introduced to their school life. We are so grateful to Miss Tierney for giving our community such a unique experience.
Car Park Drop off and Pick Up: Arrangements to continue
Thank you for you continued help in following physical distancing during drop off and pick up. Please continue to follow these procedures outlined in our Term 2 arrangements email to parents.
Staff are ready to welcome students in classrooms from 8:15am.
Parents are not to leave their cars when using the drop off zones:
– Sports Centre/Uniform Shop Carpark
– The Avenue
– Junior School Carpark
Boys will continue to use external doors to enter their classrooms to avoid any congestion at main entrances. Reception students enter at the Junior Primary Courtyard, Year 4s enter at the western entrance of Bickersteth and Year 5 boys enter at the eastern staircase of Bickersteth.
3:00pm: Reception students collected from Junior Primary Courtyard
3:00pm: Year 1 and 2 students collected from external classroom doors.
3:15pm: Year 3, 4, 5, 6 students collected from Sports Centre/Uniform Shop, the Avenue or Junior School Carpark.
Winter Uniform Expectations
A friendly reminder that all boys should be wearing their full winter uniform in Terms 2 and 3.
- a blue and white striped long sleeve banded shirt with St Peter’s College tie
- winter grey shorts
- long winter socks and black shoes
- boys in Reception and Year 1 may wear black shoes with Velcro straps
- students in Years 3 – 6 wear the blazer to and from school
- on PE days, boys may wear their sports uniform to and from school
Please arrange an appointment at the Uniform Shop by visiting:
Code Camp Virtual School Holiday Camp
If your son is interested in participating in the July School Holiday Virtual Code Camp please click on this link to find out more about what Code Camp can offer. Please remember that my door is always open and that I always welcome your feedback and questions.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Head of Junior School