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Bringing Learning to Life

The Junior School has been pulsating with activity over the past two weeks. The boys are constantly compelled to engage in learning beyond textbooks and tests, and this has been overwhelmingly evident during the last fortnight. Having students in Year 5 present their knowledge and understanding of life during the Australian Gold Rush through their Wax Museum, Year 3 students demonstrating their inquiry skills at the Year 3 Science Fair and Year 2 students exhibiting their 3D printed toy prototypes, have given parents an opportunity to witness the learning that is occurring in and around our classrooms.

The students who performed in the sensational Year 5 and 6 Concert, ‘R U Ready’, on Tuesday, were also able to showcase the incredible Junior School Music Program in which they are fortunate to participate. The standard at which our students perform within Rock Bands, Swing Bands, Strings, Dance, Percussion and Xylophone ensembles, is something we can all be proud of. It is truly a collaboration between staff and students, made possible with parent support.

The boys in Reception – Year 3 had the privilege of being involved in Bastille Day celebrations that involved storming the Da Costa Dining Hall to eat croissants and drink hot chocolates in revolutionary style. In Chinese, parent helpers have been participating in Dragon Boat Festival crafts and cooking across all year levels.

Reception boys have also been sighted, donning their pyjamas and hiking up to Mr Browning’s office for story time! We have also run the inter House Minute to Win It tournament, hosted an inter school Luminary Lunch, a Junior School Friends of Saints coffee morning and a St Peter’s Day Service.

The boys have so many experiences to be grateful for and thank you to the dedicated team supporting them!

Homework survey

Thank you to those who shared feedback through the homework survey circulated to parents earlier this term. We have made some slight changes to the format which will be in place for the commencement of Term 3. Homework will consist of ‘must do’ and ‘should do’ items going forward. There will no longer be a ‘could do’ category. Year Level Coordinators will communicate year level specific expectations in their Term 3 welcome letters.

Dates for the Diary
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Date Time Event Location
Tue 20 July 8.35am Term 3 Commences
Mon 26 July 5.00pm Junior School Art Exhibition Launch Junior School Function Space
Tue 27 July – Fri 30 July All day Junior School Art Exhibition Junior School Function Space
Thu 29 July 11.30am Rex J Lipman Presentation in the Junior School

Wishing you a safe and restful holiday and I look forward to the Semester ahead!

Jasmine Taylor
Head of Junior School