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Published April 30, 2021 · Academic

The long weekend with plans to make the most of the beautiful weather came to a screeching halt with a snap COVID lockdown announcement. It was a blessing we did not experience any local transmission of the virus, and we could once again gather to learn and be amongst our friends at school.

The first week of the term, we had our ANZAC ceremony led by the Year 3 students on Friday. This was a sombre occasion for us remember those who have served and defended us. It was a touching moment seeing each class lay wreaths they had made.

Year 1 students enjoyed a visit from some ravenous caterpillars. The students had the opportunity to witness black striped and green coloured caterpillars munching the leaves. On the tip of the stalk was a jade green, smooth, opulent chrysalis, waiting to be transformed into a butterfly. Students researched and learned they were monarch caterpillars.

The beat and rhythm streaming from the Wandhju Room was a telltale sign that Edu-Dance had commenced for the term. Not only were the students dancing hip-hop, but the teachers also joined in as they could not resist moving to the music. Music always lifts the spirit, which was evident from the faces that were radiant with smiles during the dance lessons.

Creative play is essential in the early years. Whether they have balloons, spades or a bucket, students use their imagination to create stories in the playground.
Play is an essential element in childhood. It is through play we build solid muscles and coordinate our bodies. Play can also be a tool for learning, where students discover and investigate. The college wants to create a nature playground in the Junior Oval area. We will need community support to see the fruition of this project. We welcome parents who can support us with our nature playground. We will need community support to see the fruition of this project. We welcome parents who can support us with our nature playground. We will require resources such as labour, machinery and natural products. If you think you can help us, do not hesitate to contact us at

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” Henry Ford
We look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards
Anne Tan
Head of Primary

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