Junior School News
3/4S listened to the inspiring story “Our Home, Our Heartbeat” by indigenous hip hop artist and children’s author Adam Briggs. Students created animal art pieces to decorate the classroom.
Mrs Rebecca Scarratt – Junior School teacher
Kindergarten Learn about Picasso
In Art this week kindergarten continued to explore painting faces. We learnt about the artist Pablo Picasso who liked to paint faces in an abstract way. We particularly looked at his artwork Weepy Woman and talked about the shapes and colours. We also explored the feelings involved in the painting. We then experimented with lines and colour to create our own Picasso faces.
Kindergarten Celebrate Chinese New Year
This week KL was taught all about Chinese New Year from our class mate Elizabeth. We learnt about the year of the ox, getting money in a red envelope and special decorations. We enjoyed playing with a special play tea set that Elizabeth shared with us which allowed us to serve green tea and dumplings to Mrs Luke. We also made beautiful lion dancing crafts. We loved letting them dance to the special music.
Mrs Helen Luke – Kindergarten Teacher
First K-2 CRU for 2021
Mr Mark Brown, Mrs Helen Luke and Mrs Sarah Thorpe – K-2 CRU
The Junior School Library is always bustling, and would you believe, quite noisy; especially at lunch times. There are different lunch activities available for students across the week. On Mondays it’s Free Choice, you will find students reading, playing games, creating and drawing. On Tuesdays it’s games. One of the loveliest things is not only seeing friends playing together but often older students with younger students, helping and teaching them games. And of course, Thursdays it’s craft. During Assembly a craft is advertised for that day and the library is filled with industrious creative activity.
Mrs Sarah Thorpe – Junior School Librarian
Creative and Performing Arts
|SS||Pop Band – Mrs Garrett||Monday Lunchtime K3|
|SS||Stage Band – Mr Coulthart||Monday 3:30PM – 4:30PM K3|
|JS & SS||String Ensemble – Mrs McNeill||Tuesday Lunchtime E2|
|JS||Concert Band – Mr Contencin||Tuesday Lunch 2 and Period 6 E1|
|JS||3-6 Choir – Mrs Coulthart||Thursday Lunchtime E1|
|JS||Stringles – Mrs McNeill||Friday Lunchtime E1|
|SS||Art Club – Mrs O’Brien||Thursday Lunchtime J6|
|SS||Senior Vocal Ensemble – Mrs Coulthart||Friday Lunchtime K4|
|SS||Audio Squad – Mr Coulthart||Friday (Week A) K3|
** Covid-19 requirements impact upon some ensemble activities and will be managed accordingly by the teacher’s in charge.
Mr Phillip Coulthart – Coordinator of CAPA
Junior School Swimming Carnival
The Junior School Swimming Carnival managed to deliver a day of beautiful weather matched by eager participants ready to dive in and give it their best.
Congratulations to the following:
Jnr Chase Corbeski Essie Norden & Macy Tabone
11yrs Xavier O’Connor Ellie Linsley
12/13yrs Riley O’Connor Celeste Janse Van Rensburg & Kayli Janse Van Rensberg
Girls 11yrs 50m Backstroke Ellie Linsley 40.85
Boys 11yrs 50m Backstroke Rafael Murray 43.34
Boys 11-13yrs 100m Freestyle Riley O’Conor 1:14.08
Mrs Shannon Peters – P-6 PE Teacher
April Learning Labs at Wollongong University
More details here
Dates: Little Learning Labs (Years 1 and 2): 17th-18th April 2021
Early Learning Labs (Years 3 to 6): 10th-11th April 2021
Venue: University of Wollongong (Wollongong campus only)
Applications close: Wednesday 3rd March 2021