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Principal’s Message

 

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is an important early reading skill to teach children who are getting ready to learn. Developed primarily through oral language experiences, phonemic awareness is an understanding of phonemes and how they work together to create words. Phonemes are the smallest units of sound that can be differentiated in a word. For instance in the word “cat,” the phonemes are the “c” sound, the “short a” sound, and the “t” sound. A child who possesses phonemic awareness can segment sounds in words (for example, pronounce just the […]

2018-09-21T12:56:59+00:0021 September, 2018|Categories: Term 3 2018, Week ending 21 September 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

End of Term

Terms 3 finishes for all classes at 3.00pm on Friday 28 September. School Care closes at 6.00pm on this day. Term 4 commences on Monday 15 October.

Elphin reception closes at 4.30pm on Friday 28 September and re-opens on Monday 15 October at 8.00am.  Penquite reception is open during normal business hours throughout the school term break and the Junior School can be contacted via this office if needed.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

2018-09-21T12:44:43+00:0021 September, 2018|Categories: Term 3 2018, Week ending 21 September 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Concert for Cerebral Palsy

To raise much-needed funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) of Australia, I am hosting a solo piano concert fundraiser, Born Romantics for my Inspire Year 8 (IY8) project.

This concert is on Monday 24 September from 7.00pm in the Horton Auditorium, finishing at around 8.15pm. Pieces featured include Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata, Schubert’s 4 Impromptus and Field’s Nocturnes. It’s only a gold coin donation to enter and every single cent goes straight to the CPA.

I hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Chi Canty
Year 8

2018-09-21T10:27:43+00:0021 September, 2018|Categories: Term 3 2018, Week ending 21 September 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Middle and Senior School House Age Champions 2018

We congratulate all our age champions from this year’s Athletics carnival.

Girls

Year 6 Girls Champion- Ashlee Davey
Year 6 Girls Runner- Up- Mackenzie Buck
U13 Girls Champion –Jessica McCallumSmith
U13 Girls Runner-up – Piper Foot-Hill
U14 Girls Champion – Amy Campbell
U14 Girls Runner-up –  Amy Muldoon
U15 Girls Champions – Isobella Larby and Ashleigh Reid
U15 Girls Runners-up – Eva Baonza
U16 Girls Champion – Isabella Foster
U16 Girls Runners-up –Louise Tyson
U/17 Girls Champion- Camilla Taylor
U/17 Girls Runner-up- Lucy Jones
Open Girls Champion- Jacinta Stocks and Danieka Wagner
Open Girls Runner-up- Mika de Bruyn

Boys

Year 6 Boys Champion – Thomas Watters
Year 6 Boys Runner-up – Riley Donlon
U13 Boys Champion – Bryce Lawes
U13 Boys […]

2018-09-21T14:15:22+00:0021 September, 2018|Categories: Term 3 2018, Week ending 21 September 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |

Student success in National Geography and History Competitions

Last term was particularly busy for some Humanities students who took up the challenge to enter the Australian History Competition and/or the Australian Geography Competition.
It is wonderful to see the achievements of these students and especially encouraging to see so many students take up this opportunity.

Special congratulations must go to Abirami Raj (Year 8), who was ranked in the top 1% of her year level and Harry Furzer who was awarded an equal first prize in Year 9 – both in the Australian Geography Competition.

In the Australian Geography Competition the results were:

Year 7 – High Distinctions awarded to Hamish Fyffe […]

2018-09-21T10:05:22+00:0021 September, 2018|Categories: Term 3 2018, Week ending 21 September 2018, Weekly News 2018|Tags: |