Junior School

Junior School News

Dear Parents and Guardians

I’m always amazed that even on the coldest of days, the children run around happily in their shirts and short sleeves without jumpers. Their sheer excitement at being with their friends, their teachers and taking part in as much as possible at school, keeps them warm and in some cases sweaty and rosy cheeked!

A number of activities have taken place over the last few weeks and the students have been very involved and enthusiastic. Students competed in a House Competition which involved making a piece of recyclable art. The creations were stunning and imaginative and the multi aged groups worked very well together. It was a fantastic learning experience which incorporated much collaboration, patience and a lot of junk! Well done to all.  Last week also Maths Week which focused on a variety of experiences in which all children could take part. Thank you to the Maths Team for preparing the activities which were very well attended. Also taking place was the very popular Paper Plane Challenge, which many Junior School students have been rehearsing for. The plane that flies the furthest will win – good luck to all competitors.

Congratulations are extended to all our Year 3 students who recently made their Sacrament of Reconciliation. This is a beautiful Sacrament, instituted by Christ as a way to offer us His Mercy and Grace. It is a very special time for our children and their parents. We wish the children well on their future journey.

Angel of God,
my guardian dear,
To whom God’s love
commits me here,
Ever this day,
be at my side,
To light and guard,
Rule and guide.

Amen.

A large number of our students have been recently involved in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival 2018. We have so much talent among our students and the opportunity to perform and exhibit is a big part of the Arts. Congratulations to those who have already performed and have received very positive accolades and reports and good luck to those who are yet to appear. Thank you to the staff who have worked alongside our students preparing them for this special occasion.

The Junior School has also been very successful recently at the CPSSA Cross Country where the girls came first and won the shield and the Junior School came third as Overall Champions. We competed against 16 other catholic primary schools from around Perth.

I would like to thank all the students who competed on the day and thank the reserve runners who attended all training sessions in the event that they would be needed to fill in. Thank you also to the Physical Education Department who worked with the students to prepare them for this big event.

Congratulations to Tanya Kazakoff and Stephanie Pavlinovich our Year One teachers, who have been sought out recently to share their knowledge with other professionals about our very successful Bush School Programme. Both educators recently presented to a number of educators and University Lecturers who were most impressed with the opportunities we are providing our students. Both teachers have been asked to present further to University students in the coming months. You may also be aware that Channel 7 recently visited us to promote our Bush School programme with a much wider community. We are very much looking forward to seeing our children on TV and we are very proud of our dedicated teachers here in the Junior School.

As part of our Pre Primary Religion unit around Celebration, the PP Gold class hosted 100 Days of School for their special guests PP Green. Pre-Primary Gold children made invitations and hats as part of their preparations while PP Gold parents catered for the event and it was a feast fit for a king! The event began after lunch with a fashion parade showing off the most wonderfully creative 100 days T shirts, followed by their yummy party food before playing some party games and enjoying the celebrations. The day ended with each child receiving a 100 days of school certificate from their respective teachers.

  

  

We are looking forward to a number of events in the calendar over the next few weeks; particularly Book Week where our children love to dress up as their favourite book character and our Year 4s, who are preparing themselves for their very special First Holy Communion. Please keep an eye on the College calendar dates.

Take care and enjoy the coming weeks.

Nicola Lee
Head of Junior School