From the Head of Primary - Week 8, Term 4 2018

Thanks to our Volunteers

Once again the support and voluntary work of our parents and grandparents has enabled us to continue to grow and achieve sucess. I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all those who have generously given their time and expertise to offer help within the Primary campus throughout this year. There are many who have contributed, and it would be true to say that our Primary campus could not continue to deliver the standard of education that we have come to expect, if it was not for the many helpers who assist in the classrooms and on the fields of our College on a daily basis. My thanks to you all!


Thanks to our Year 6 Student Leaders of 2018

As our Year 6 Junior considered the challenges that arose from their day-to-day activities they never lost sight of what lay at the heart of our theme, “Loving Life Together”. The Year 6 student leaders have embraced the theme “Loving Life Together”  to build a future with a desire to be stronger and wiser.
I take this opportunity to thank our Primary Captains, House Captains and all the Junior Leaders. We have been fortunate to have such a wonderful student leadership team led by Imogen Hanley, Emanuel Ferisa and Tahlia Hanley as the Primary Captains for 2018. These Year 6 students have been excellent role models within our College community, and I thank them all for their great work and support throughout the year. Well done, Year 6 and best wishes for the future.


Year 6 Crossing the Bridge Ceremony

On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Year 6 students will be attending The Crossing the Bridge Ceremony. This event allows our Year 6 students to formally move across to the Junior Secondary Campus. This ceremony will begin at 12.30pm in the Rod Lane Sports Centre and, once the Year 6 students have formally crossed the bridge there will be a Welcome Assembly in the Ivan Gibbs Centre with the Secondary students and teachers at approximately 2.00pm. Parents/guardians and friends of our current Year 6 students are encouraged to join us for this special occasion.


“Session UP” – Meeting our New Friends

On Tuesday 27 November, Prep – Year 6 students will be involved in the “Session Up” Transition Programme which allows each student to spend time with their 2019 class and, if possible, their 2019 teacher. Students will locate their classroom and meet the students who will accompany them in their class for the year. This should be an exciting moment for the students of the Primary Campus and will assist in preparation for the year ahead.

Parents are asked to remain supportive of the class placements. Teachers have spent many hours of thoughtful consideration meeting with other staff to ensure that each student is placed carefully into their new class.


A Musical Smorgasbord

Over the past few weeks, we have been showcasing our musically talented students at the various instrumental concerts. It has been a wonderful experience for everyone concerned. Those who made up the many audiences listened appreciatively as students from all ages courageously took their turn at centre stage. From drummers to pianists to vocalists and more, each student gave their best as they performed with confidence and grace.

Watching each of the young performers on the stage was delightful. Every student adored their stage experience and gained tremendously from it. Over 400 students provided an eclectic array of musical items with the assistance of their very clever instrumental teachers.

The musical talents of our Primary students consistently amaze. Their dedication, motivation and sheer love of music is always evident. Congratulations to all the performers. I thank all the music staff involved in the various concerts for their coordination and their encouragement of the student musicians.


Primary Campus Celebration Events, 2018

A reminder of the dates and details of our Primary Celebration Events:

  • Years 3 / 4 Monday 26 November, commencing at 6.00pm
  • Years 5 / 6 Tuesday 27 November, commencing at 6.00pm


Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes: