As we come to the conclusion of Term 3, may I remind students to make sure they are up to date with all work assessment tasks. Unfortunately there are a number of students in the Junior school who have already embraced the upcoming end of term and as a result have not been working to their full potential.
I highly recommend all parents and students attend the parent-teacher interviews on either the evening of Thursday 22nd September or the morning of Friday 23rd September. The parent-teacher interviews are an important format for feedback to be given to both parents and students. It is advisable that students attend with their interim reports and visit any teacher who has requested to speak with them.
Last Wednesday we had an extremely busy extended homeroom. Our Year 7 students displayed some outstanding musical and dance talents throughout the Year 7 Inter-homeroom Talent Quest. Our judging panel consisted of Vice Principal Mr. Geoff Welch, Production Co-Ordinator Mrs. Julie Nolan and Junior School Officer Vicky Bennett. The Year 7 cohort amazed all of the judges with their courage and talent on display. The following students represented their homeroom;
7/1 – Chloe Hancock (singing), Aidan Howard (keyboard), Cajun Magennis (guitar), Martin Torpey (guitar) and Jayden Bear (guitar). 7/2 – Lauren Baker, Noemi Brockoff and Bethany Cook (dancing). 7/3 – Tayla Bigham, Molly Nunn, Zoe Stinson and Megan Walch (dancing). 7/4 – Richard Lai (guitar) Rowan O’Keefe (guitar). 7/5 – Nina-Maree Dummett (singing) Ayden Hansen (drums) Briellen Ramsay (keyboard) Natasha Holland, Alysha Ismale, Allana Young (dancing). 7/6 – Jade Gibson (singing) choir (whole class). 7/7 – Kate Pitcher & Lily Poole (singing). 7/8 – Will Robinson & Zoe Marshall (singing).
Congratulations to Will & Zoe from 7/8 who wooed the crowd and judges with their duet to finish in first position. 7/1 also did a fantastic rendition of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ to finish in second position.
Congratulations to 8/5 for winning the Year 8 Inter-homeroom Basketball competition. 8/2 finished in second position followed by 8/6 in third position.
Our Year 8 students were also involved in the Year 8 Inter-homeroom Essay Writing Competition last Wednesday in the Junior Resource Centre. Well done to all students involved in this rewarding activity. Mrs. Anne O’Dwyer (English Convener) will be grading the arguments to determine the winners.
By Patrick Arcuri, Junior School Director