From the Head of Junior School: Jasmine Taylor

Posted 02 August 2019
Junior School

It has been a wonderful start to Term 3 with some rich professional development on Monday last week. Junior School staff engaged in discussions about ways in which we can, and do, differentiate and individualise learning for our students.

Many of you will have noticed the completion of the Junior Primary Shelter Shed, complete with handball courts, basketball hoops and water bottle filling station. This area has been renovated to provide a space to eat and play during recess and lunch times and has the potential to be used as an outdoor classroom space too.

The Junior School Art Exhibition, celebrating the artwork of student from the ELC through to Year 6, and inspired by artist-in-residence Sasha Hill, was an exceptional example of our creative learning community. The opening event, held on Monday, provided a great opportunity for boys to share the journeys and stories behind their artwork with family, peers and friends and highlighted the uniqueness of each child’s work. Junior School Art Captain Jackson McNamara spoke most eloquently about what was involved in the artist-in-residence program at the opening. Many thanks to Ms Sally Houston for building upon the boys’ skills, knowledge and understanding imparted through Sasha’s time spent at Saints.

It was wonderful to welcome our Grandparents and Special Friends to our Junior School classrooms last Friday. I read a poem during our morning tea which captures how important the community is and how much our grandparents and other special friends contribute to the Saints Community family tree. It was also a particularly special event because it was the first time my own mother participated in her grandson’s life at St Peter’s College.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Jasmine Taylor
Head of Junior School