Two Blue FIDE Academic Awards for each class will be given out after the Dance performance. The Blue Awards are for significant effort leading to improvement. If your son is receiving a Blue Award, you will have been sent an email. A comprehensive Academic Awards Ceremony will take place towards the conclusion of Semester 2.
The boys’ reports will be posted on the portal by Thursday, if not earlier. This is a very efficient way to get the reports to you. As per Mr Damo’s notices, if you require a printed report please let me know and I will organise it.
You will have received an email stating how you can book your Parent/Student/Teacher Interview on Monday 17th July via an online booking system. I would recommend you leave time between appointments in case somebody is running over time.
Primary Students should only book to see their son’s homeroom teacher who will have a full overview of all other subjects. The exception to this rule is Mrs Bettina Spanyik and Mr Tim Long. Specialty teachers for Music, Technology and Languages will not be available for interviews on this day. Please contact them directly by email or phone if you have any concerns.
Tomorrow is the finale and parents are most welcome to attend from 12.30 onwards. Afternoon tea for parents will be after the Dance spectacular which is a lot of fun! After the Dance we will present the Blue Awards and then have afternoon tea for the parents while the boys have their lunch. You may then take your child home - yes , we will let you! Just ask your son to inform his teacher that this is happening.
FAMOUS AUSTRALIANS (Ms D Cummins - Year 6 Teacher)
Last Monday Year 6 were privileged to have a number of ‘notable’ Australians present in our school. There were well-known personalities from many fields such as Medicine, Sport, Literature, Politics, Exploration, Entertainment and Science. This presentation was the culmination of the Semester One History course where the boys researched the significant contributions of various individuals to the development of Australian society.
As you can see from the images of some of these ‘famous’ people there were information posters, personal items and the students dressed up in character so they could answer some in-depth interview questions from those who visited their stands. It was great to have so many parents come and visit Year 6’s ‘Living Museum’ with many commenting on how much they had learnt. Congratulations to all Year 6 students for putting so much effort into their presentations.
YEAR 5 AUTHOR VISIT - JAMES FOLEY
I had the pleasure of listening to James Foley’s presentation which was not only very humorous but very interesting. He spoke about his writing and illustrating career from when he was a student at school up to the process he goes through now in the production of a book and listening to him was a really good experience.
HARRY POTTER - CELEBRATING 20 YEARS
YEAR 6 DAD/GRANDAD/UNCLE/FRIEND & SONS DAY
Sunday 16th July at Killara Bowling Club
Come along for some barefoot bowling on what will hopefully be a sunny Sunday on the 16th July. We will be at Killara Golf Club from 2.00pm–5.00pm. Cost is $20pp including food, and buy your own drinks at the bar. Please click here to pay and RSVP: www.trybooking.com/293288 We hope to see you all there!
Year 6 Class Parent Reps
'SMALL STEPS’ PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS
Anxiety is a growing issue in our society and I would like to thank Mrs McCarthy for organising this information evening. The night will begin at 6.30pm on 23rd August, as per the flyer below. We ran the same program a few years ago and it was very informative.
In order to work out an appropriate venue at our Chatswood campus for the night, could you please email Mrs Joanne McCarthy if you wish to attend. Her email is [email protected]
ThinkUKnow CYBERSAFETY INFORMATION SESSION
In response to requests from members of our Parents and Friends Association we have invited Federal Cyber Safety Body, ThinkUKnow, to present on the risks associated with Cyber and Social Media Activity to young people.
One of the topics, among the many we have been requested to address, is the risk to student’s digital reputation and future career search and employment prospects, of online social media profiles and online activity in the short term.
The presentation will take place at the College Gym at 6.00pm on Tuesday 25th July with bookings to be made via the Trybooking site: https://www.trybooking.com/QSEF
Parents, Carers and Teachers are invited to attend, with future events to consider student involvement. More information on the presentation is provided on the attachment and promotional poster below.
A reminder to all our parents ahead of the break at the end of Term 2 that school zones remain in place for the safety of our children and families. School zones operate on all gazetted schools days, which are all days the school is open, even pupil free days.
- Wednesday 23rd August at 6.30 pm: 'Small Steps' Presentation for Parents
Keep the date free:
- Saturday 5th August: Trivia Night
All the best for a safe holiday. Remember you have precious cargo, you children and yourselves so drive carefully!
Mr T Long - Head of Junior School