Junior School News

Junior School News



NAIDOC Week during Library 

Our return to school this term has certainly not been what was expected. However, we have still managed to achieve so many things including celebrating NAIDOC week. NAIDOC week is a wonderful opportunity for all Australians to come together to celebrate the rich history, diverse cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme, ‘Heal Country’. reminds us that we have to look after and understand our Country and our First Nation’s People. All library lessons across the Junior School embraced NAIDOC week and were focussed on acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of Indigenous authors and illustrators. Stage 3 read the Stolen Girl by Trina Saffioti, they heard the story of an Aboriginal woman’s experience as part of the Stolen Generation and Kevin Rudd’s apology speech. They were asked to write or draw a reflection on their feelings of the theme ‘Heal Country’. Here is some of their work submitted from their online learning.

Mrs Sarah Thorpe – Junior School Teacher Librarian

Kindergarten Sunflowers Art

Last week in remote learning kindergarten students explored Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh. We read a story based around Vincent’s artworks and then closely observed his work. We looked carefully at how he painted his sunflowers and then tried to draw similar shapes and lines. Mrs Luke, Mrs Duffy and Mrs Rose were very impressed with the creative and detailed works students made both at school and remotely.

Mrs Helen Luke – Kindergarten Teacher

5/6K have been busy drawing self portraits along with designing their own COVID masks! 

Mr Barry Luke – Stage Three Coordinator

SeeSaw has been a brilliant way to deliver lessons. The students in Stage One are very young, but know how to add photos, videos, use a microphone and interact in the lessons.

Mrs Michelle Liske – Stage One Teacher