A fantastic day was had by one and all at our annual school swimming carnival last week. The swimming day gave the Year 4-6 students an opportunity to show off their swimming talents and a chance to compete against each other in a range of events. Students participated in 100m, 50m and 25m swimming races, novelty events and the relay event.
Huge congratulations must go to all the students who participated and all students involved should be proud of their efforts and attitudes throughout the event; it shows what a positive and co-operative community we have here at Infant Jesus School. Well done to all the Year 6 Leaders who assisted with organising their swimmers into races and co-ordinating the chants and cheers that occurred throughout the day. Thank you also to members of the the Wellness Ministry for the amazing assistance in organising the faction bays, marshalling the children for their events and assisting so competently in the water.
I would like to convey my sincere gratitude to the many parents who assisted with scoring, cheering, timekeeping and placings. A special Thank You and congratulations to to Mr Sheridan for his efforts in coordinating the carnival and making sure that it ran smoothly. Thank you also to the staff who assisted on the day.
Congratulations, finally, to Calaroga Faction for finishing first in the faction competition. The results were:
1st Calaroga 664
2nd Aquina 586
3rd Lima 521
4th Siena 503
Champion Girls and Boys
Yr 4 Girls Champion Ella Delpero &
1st Runner-up Madison Mertens
2nd Runner-up Emily Poat
Yr 4 Boys Champion Jack Oakley
1st Runner-up Lucas Rossi
2nd Runner-up Simon Tran
Yr 5 Girls Champion Victoria Mok
1st Runner-up Krystelle Marion
Champion & Jennifer Le
Yr 5 Boys Champion Taig Mulvey
1st Runner-up Ruben Dewitt
2nd Runner-up Marcus Colonico
Yr 6 Girls Champion Layla Firns
1st Runner-up Hayley Placzek
2nd Runner-up Jiada Olivieri
Yr 6 Boys Champion Cronin Mulvey
1st Runner-up Declan Ryan
2nd Runner-up Daniel Gianatti
Congratulations to all of the children who competed at the carnival. Your enthusiasm, effort and sportsmanship were fantastic!
MINI STEAM FAIR
During the last week of Term One, Year One - Year Six participated in a Mini STEAM Fair during their Innovation and Technology session. Each class rotated through a variety of timed STEAM tasks and completed different challenges. Some of the tasks included:
Amazing Architecture – Constructing the tallest tower possible out of marshmallows and spaghetti.
Strong Bridges – Building a bridge out of straws and cups that is strong enough to hold a cup of marbles.
Pyramids - Building a pyramid of cups without using your hands!
The Mini STEAM Fair was a great success and all students were thoroughly engaged and demonstrating wonderful collaborative and group work skills.
STEAM PARENT NIGHTS
Next term we have organised two STEAM Nights – just for parents on Thursday 18 May from 6.30pm–7.30pm for parents of children in Years 4–6 and Thursday 25 May from 6.30pm– 7.30pm for parents of children in Years 1–3. There will be more information in the newsletter in the first week next term.