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8 11, 2019

Back to back Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize achievements for History students

2019-11-08T09:22:20+11:008 November, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Congratulations to Chi Canty (Year 9) who last week was announced as one of the recipients of the Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize for 2019-2020.

This is a wonderful achievement for Chi and follows on from William Scott’s receipt of this same prize last year. It is rare to have two students from the same school achieve this prize consecutively and this is a testament to the opportunities for research into World War One that are available for our Year 9 Humanities students. Chi will follow in Will’s footsteps and travel to France […]

7 11, 2019

Walk to School – change of date

2019-11-08T11:54:36+11:007 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Walk to School Day, postponed due to this week’s inclement weather, will now be on Friday 15 November, commencing at 7.30am at the Penquite Campus.

All members of the Junior School community are invited to join the group walk. This is an opportunity to start the day with a catch-up with friends and families as we encourage active lifestyles through the Move Well – Eat Well program.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

7 11, 2019

Music Concerts

2019-11-08T11:53:15+11:007 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

On Tuesday 12 November Year 4 and 5 instrumental students will showcase this year’s learning with two short outdoor concerts in Laneway@Elphin. At 9.30am the flutes, trumpets, euphoniums and trombones will entertain us, and then at 11.00am the string players will be on stage.

All members of the College community are warmly invited to drop by to grab a coffee and enjoy the music.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

7 11, 2019

Year 5 Grandparents and Friends Day

2019-11-08T11:26:21+11:007 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Year 5 students will host their Grandparents and Friends at school on Friday 15 November.  More than 100 visitors are expected to attend the morning which will include an assembly, campus tours, classroom visits and a morning tea.

This annual event as the Year 5 students near the end of their Junior School years is another longstanding College tradition.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

7 11, 2019

Prep-Year 1 Sports Morning

2019-11-08T11:25:11+11:007 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

All Prep and Year 1 students will be participating in the annual Sports Morning at the Elphin Campus on Wednesday 13 November.

Parents and families are invited to join their children and to participate in games and activities with the students.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

7 11, 2019

Middle School Orientation Day

2019-11-08T10:10:30+11:007 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School|

On Friday, 22 November we will be hosting an Orientation Day for all current Year 6 students, current Year 5 students and new students to the College in 2020.

Students will meet in the HPEC at 8.45am for a 9.00am start.  School will finish on this day at 3.00pm.

Throughout the day, students will be involved in various activities with their House Head, class teacher and other teaching staff, and will enjoy a BBQ lunch.

Students are to wear neat casual clothes (suitable for PE activities) and bring a hat, morning tea and a water bottle.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

6 11, 2019

Prep Learn to Swim

2019-11-08T11:30:00+11:006 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

All Prep students have enjoyed the first week of their 2-week learn to swim program in the College pool.

With the acquisition of pool platforms to provide appropriate pool depths for this age group this is the second year that students have benefited from the program being delivered on the Campus with our own staff.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

6 11, 2019

2020 Parent Information Meetings

2019-11-08T11:24:01+11:006 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Thank you to all families of 2020 Early Learning, Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students who were able to attend this week’s information meetings to learn more about key focus areas of wellbeing and learning programs along with the transition process for students leading into next year.

Junior School staffing for 2020 is currently being finalised and next year’s class placements will be confirmed following this. Information will be sent directly to all families as soon as staffing and classes are settled.

Families wanting more information about the transition to new year levels are most welcome to discuss this with class […]

6 11, 2019

Canberra experience

2019-11-08T09:39:06+11:006 November, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

At the beginning of the term, Year 6 cohort travelled to Canberra on our Civics and Citizenship tour to explore the Australian political system. We left Launceston Airport on Tuesday morning with an extremely excited group of students and staff members.

Our Canberra trip commenced with our first destination being The High Court followed by hours spent exploring The War Memorial. All students agreed this was a place that warrants a trip of more than a few hours, as there are so many areas of focus Australia has been involved in. The […]