From the Head of Primary - Week 1, Term 4 2018

Welcome back to the joys of reconnection

Term 4 begins, and once again, we return to the routines of daily life.  There is nothing quite like reuniting with friends on the first day of a new term.  While our Primary Campus continues to develop it is comforting to know that what has not changed is the joy of reconnection, the spirit of community, the stories of time away and the generosity of others remains constant.


As you return, do so with a focus on the importance of human connection.  A feeling of connectedness is as important an aspect of our theme, Loving Life Together as is the daily support and care we show towards each other.

Term 4

Welcome back and have a wonderful Term 4!


Tuesday Sport Training

All students in Years 4 - 6 will participate in Tuesday afternoon APS Sport Training during Term 4.  Training commences at 3.15pm and concludes at 4.15pm.  The first session will commence next Tueday, 9 October with Round One of competition commencing Thursday 11 October. This is a compulsory event for all students in Years 4 - 6.  I thank you for your support with this.
Please note: - In the event that it is too wet to train, a push notification via the College app will be sent to all parents informing you that training will be cancelled and that students will be dismissed from College at the normal time.  Students who are unable to be collected will be fully supervised by staff until 4.15pm as usual.


Parent Volunteer Induction Session

The Term 4 Parent Volunteer Induction Session for parent volunteers who have not yet attended will be held in the Pod at 8.30am on Friday 12 October.


Monday 22 October Student Free Day

Monday 22 October is a student free day.  
However, the following students will be required for their 2019 Orientation Day.

  • All students commencing Preparatory in 2019
  • All students commencing Year 7 in 2019
  • All students new to the College in 2019 for Years 8 and 9


End of Year Celebration Events

The dates for the annual Celebration Evenings/Days are as follows:



Year Date Time
Preparatory Wednesday 7 November 9.00am - 10.00am
Year 1 Wednesday 7 November 11.00am - 12.00noon
Year 2 Wednesday 7 November  1.00pm - 2.00pm
Years 3 - 4 Monday 26 November 6.00pm - 7.30pm (approx)
Years 5 - 6 Tuesday 27 November 6.00pm - 7.30pm (approx)



Year 6 Crossing the Bridge

On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Year 6 students will take part in The Crossing the Bridge ceremony.  This event allows Year 6 students to formally move across to the Secondary Campus.  The ceremony will begin at 12.30pm in the Rod Lane Sports Centre, and once the Year 6 students have officially crossed the Bridge there will be a Welcome Worship/Assembly in the Secondary Campus.  Parents/guardians and friends of our current Year 6 students are encouraged to join us for this special occasion.  Details will be forwarded later this term.



Before College
Students should not be at College before 8am unless they are involved in a College cocurricular activity.  All students should assemble in the Under Cover area or H Block (Year 6) between 8 and 8.15am.
Water Bottles
Please ensure that your child(ren) has adequate opportunity to drink water.  Please encourage your child(ren) to bring a water bottle to College each day
Please help by ensuring that all books are always kept neat and tidy.
Homework is set each day (Monday to Thursday).  Please assist by ensuring that it is completed.  
Students are asked to ensure that they are at the College on time each day.  
Uniform and Grooming
Please help by encouraging your child(ren) to keep shoes polished and uniform and grooming within the guidelines of the College expectations.