Next Friday 17 March we are celebrating Primary House Day. This involves the students participating in activities to learn about the founders of John XXIII (Pope John XXIII, Mary Ward, Ignatius Loyola)and to commemorate the House to which they will belong throughout their time at the College.
The format of Primary House Day includes:
9.00am 'House Day' Mass - All parents are welcome to join us in the Chapel
10:30am Students to visit the Year 6 Monster Cake Stall
11.00am House Day activities
12.30pm Lunch (BYO)
1pm onwards Fun and Fitness Activities (Years 3-6)
Suitcase Circus Show and Workshop (PP-Year 2)
On Friday the students are required to wear their House shirt, sports shorts and school hat. They will need to bring their lunch and water bottle.
As part of our celebrations for Primary House Day, our Year Six students are holding a 'Monster Cake Stall' to raise funds for Project Compassion.
The children are welcome to bring along a gold coin/s (prices range from 50c to $2.00) to buy a special treat for morning tea.
On this day our normal nutrition guidelines are relaxed but parents may like to provide instructions on the day for their children regarding their purchases. If you prefer you are welcome to send along a snack for your child to enjoy at recess rather than making a purchase at the cake stall.
Congratulations to Miss Graves and the students from 5G for sharing some pearls of wisdom about resiliency. Here at John XXIII we continue to work closely with children to help them as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of school life. We assist children to maintain perspective, to ‘shrug off’ the little things and be proactive in regards to seeking assistance and support in dealing with any bigger issues that may be troubling them. Please take some time to read the attached article as parents play such a vital role in building resilience in children.
Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary