Congratulations to all students from Years 3-6 who participated in our recent Interhouse Cross Country Carnival. The weather cooperated, everyone gave it their best, no-one gave up, and students encouraged, cheered and supported one another throughout the event.
Many thanks to those parents who came along and helped to cheer from the sidelines – your presence was really appreciated! Our thanks is extended to Mr Alderman for coordinating the successful carnival, Mr Mitchell for his wonderful commentary and to are the hard-working staff and parent volunteers.
There were some strong individual performances and eight students in each year level will now go on to represent our school at the IPSHA Interschool Carnival on Thursday 10 August. We are hosting this event so we hope many parents will come along and support the competitors.
Thank you to Mrs Goss and Year 6B for organising today’s informative and entertaining Assembly. Congratulations to all the Year 6’s who received their new leader badges for Semester Two. We are very proud of all of you!
CAMPION Summer Burton
KOOLYANGARRA Millie Worner
LORETO Joanna Negus
LOYOLA Emily Barbour
ST LOUIS Charley Laver
Sienna Carroll Patrick Eastwood
Georgia Gourdis Delia Lamattina
Alex Petsos Mia Serra
Sandy Smith Liam Stewart
Evelyn Arundell Sophie Arundell
Tiffany Cesare Bryn Chapman
Camila Chorrez Sophia Defrancesco
Milly Gellard Marie-Claire Hicking
Charlie Hodge Serenity Jones
Levi Lawson Joel Margaria
Ben Mignacca Lawrence McNeilly
Lizzie Newton Zac Pruiti
Lux Quinlan Nicolas Reading
Matthew Rintoul Christia Serra
Quinn Binet Emmeline Bosnich
Jake Burgess Amerie Chai
Harry Court Ava Edgley
John Edwards Lizzie Edwards
Nathan Flack Sarah Hackett
Jessica Jahn Joshua Johnson
Maddie Northover Sam Owen
Kate Scalise Luke Seery
Jasmine Slatter Sophie Standen
May Verleg Cleo Zuvela
Next week we begin ‘Founders’ Time’ and this provides our community with the opportunity to reflect and learn more about the stories of our three patrons – Pope John XXIII, St Ignatius Loyola and Mary Ward. Next Thursday we will come together at a whole school Assembly to celebrate and give thanks for our three wonderful founders. This special time concludes on John XXIII Day (Friday 11 August). More information will follow about this celebration.
Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary
Well done to all the students who received a certificate for their fantastic achievements
Dates to Remember:
Monday 31 July Kindy Parent Meetings begin
Tuesday 1 August Year 3-6 Athletics Trial Day
Friday 4 August Yr 3B & 3G Numero Incursion
On Tuesday, on a cool but mainly fine afternoon the College held the Primary Inter-House Carnival. The competitors performed extremely well on the day. There were many outstanding runners and all students tried their very best. It was fantastic to see many wonderful acts of good sportsmanship amongst the competitors. The strong running demonstrated was the result of many students attending early morning training sessions over the past few months -congratulations to all on this strong commitment! Special thanks to all the parents for their terrific support during the training period as runners and your efforts to get the children to these training sessions. A big thank you to Glenn Mitchell for his entertaining and informative commentary during the races and also to all parent volunteers on the day.
Congratulations to the top eight runners who will be representing the College at the Inter-School Carnival on Thursday 10 August.
Primary Sports Coordinator
Year 3 Girls (1500 m) Year 3 Boys (1500 m) 1st Place Sophia Negus Harrison Pazin
2nd Place Poppy Finucane Thomas Walsh
3rd Place Allegra Hickling Oliver Wever
4th Place Georgette Watson Isaac Paton
5th Place Gracie Byrne Jackson Watts
6th Place Aria MacMillan Matthew Mignacca
7th Place Lauren McLernon Patrick Morrissey
8th Place Zoe Cannon Oscar Croudace
Year 4 Girls (1500 m) Year 4 Boys (1500 m)
1st Place Bianca Petsos Jackson Bosnich
2nd Place Olivia Lim Archie Ryan
3rd Place Hannah Lim Greg Briede
4th Place Ruby Verleg Oliver Defrancesco
5th Place Miranda Clyne Mark Bontempo
6th Place Bridget Owen Jack Murphy
7th Place Ella Matthews Hunter Bovell
8th Place Maddison Pruiti Cooper Matera
Year 5 Girls (2500 m) Year 5 Boys (2500 m)
1st Place Amelia Mettam Frederick Gleghorn
2nd Place Tenley Burton Aidan Kavanagh
3rd Place Tayleah Dorrington Zachary Morphett
4th Place Rebecca Litic Geordie Stickland
5th Place Tayla Matera Charles McGurgan
6th Place Alice Griffiths Hunter Giles-Shanley
7th Place Mackenzie Pazin Braden Fyneman
8th Place Ashleigh Paramor William Parker
Year 6 Girls (2500 m) Year 6 Boys (2500 m)
1st Place Elizabeth Edwards Alex Petsos
2nd Place Sophia Defrancesco Lawrence McNeilly
3rd Place Kate Scalise Charles Hodge
4th Place Marie-Claire Hickling Luke Seery
5th Place Jasmine Slatter Joel Margaria
6th Place Emmeline Bosnich Patrick Eastwood
7th Place Evelyn Arundell Gus Kenny
8th Place Charley Laver Sam Owen
The commencement of the new term is an ideal opportunity for a few reminders, so please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our important procedures.
DUTY OF CARE
If your child arrives after 9.00am they must report directly to the Office. If your child has a recurring appointment, such as, OT or Speech appointment etc please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
advising of the date/time of the appointment.
AFTER-SCHOOL PICK UP
Please be especially vigilant driving into the drive through - go slow, be patient and have your family name sign ready to go!
Parents with children in Years 1-3, need to display their 'family name' sign on their wind-shield or on the back of your car sun-visor. This visual reminder helps the teacher to call for children quickly and greatly assists with the flow of traffic. If you have lost your name sign or need another one, please contact Tracey McGann (email@example.com) in the office. All students not collected by 3.30pm will be waiting in the front office for their parents.
We rely on the cooperation of families when it comes to children wearing their correct uniform to school. Our school policy is clear, a neat haircut is expected and that long fringes are not acceptable. Also, all children need to wear predominantly white sneakers with white shoe laces on allocated sports days. We thank you for your co-operation and support in regard to this matter.
As the staff have been on duty at recess and lunch time this week we have seen some fabulous examples of food that really gets children's brains ready for learning. Thank you to all the parents who have set their children up so well for a full day of learning by packing a healthy lunch box. As we are an 'allergy aware' school, we request that any products containing nuts are not brought to school.
By this stage of the year many children have received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Year 3), First Communion (Year 4), and Confirmation (Year 6) through their family Parish. It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring a copy of their Sacramental certificate to the front office or feel free to scan and send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
It has been noted that some Kindy and Pre Primary children are playing on the large climbing frame before the start of the school day and at the end of the day. too Due to safety concerns, it is a school rule that all children are not permitted to use any of the play-ground equipment before or after-school.
Thank you for your co-operation on this matter.
Word Mania is a fun and effective way for all students to improve their literacy skills and many students have already been participating in the warm up phase of Word Mania 2017. Last year we competed for the first time in Word Mania and won some great prizes. Once again we are keen for the students to take part in this word building competition. Round one of the competition starts next Monday July 31 and the competition concludes on Friday August 4. Students can play as many times as they like both at school and at home. Students simply login using their existing details and play via the Literacy Planet website. We look forward to tracking our success.
This week ‘Nigel the Scarecrow’ arrived to look after the garden in Angelo’s Village. A big thank you to Mr Gellard for creating this masterpiece.