30 September, 2022


House Athletics

Yesterday’s House Athletics Carnival for Years 2-5 students was a wonderful way to draw the Term to a close (images below). Thank you to all students for the enthusiasm and energy they brought to the day and for their efforts in striving to achieve their personal best on the track and in the field.

Thank you to the Physical Education staff team led by Nicky Reid for all the planning, preparation and organisation of the full-day program designed to enable every student to have a number of opportunities to support and represent their House team. Also thanks to all staff and parents who acted as officials or supervisors throughout the day.

Finally, thank you to all family members and friends who were able to support the students as spectators.

End of Term

Thank you to all members of the Junior School learning community for your contribution to a very busy and productive Term 3. In particular, the efforts of students across all Year levels from Early Learning to Year 5 in supporting their peers, pursuing the questions and interests which are intriguing them and striving hard with the progression of their thinking and core learning skills are commended.

As we look forward to an action-packed Term 4 and consolidating the year’s learning, the holiday break might also be an opportunity for us all to reflect on our underpinning College values: Commitment, Courage, Compassion, Respect, and Responsibility. How can each of us ‘live’ and model these values day in, day out? The better we are able to do this in all pockets of our College community the more we will thrive together.

Best wishes to all students, staff and families for an enjoyable break that includes some time for rest.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

Inter-House Athletics

The sun was shining at Scotch Oakburn Park for the 2022 House Athletics Carnival.  A rainbow of colours competed in events throughout the day displaying wonderful persistence and resilience. The House spirit displayed in tug of war and relays was a highlight, with the crowd loudly cheering on.

Congratulations to Hunter Fitzallen (Year 5) who smashed 3 records in the field set back in 2007:

Discus: Old Record: 19.5 New Record 23.12m
Javelin – Old Record: 22.12m, New Record 22.8m
Shot Put –Old Record: 8.01cm, New Record: 8.68cm

Maia Barritt (Year 3) broke the Year 3 High Jump record, jumping an impressive 1.15cm (old record 1.14m)

Final placings were Fox House first, Nance House second, Dean third and Briggs House fourth.

Thank you to the parent officials who supported the field program, and to Rob Breier and the Grounds team for preparing the grounds so beautifully.

Nicky Reid
HPE Teacher