23 June, 2023


Mid-Year Celebratory Week

This week has seen daily lunchtime events for many students across the Junior School   – alongside the usual weekly learning programs at all Year levels:

Monday – Art Club with Mrs Creese and Mrs Kilner was extended to invite any students who wished to join in.

Tuesday –  the Year 5 Rock Band led by Mr Dingemanse drew a ‘full house’ crowd to the Mary Fox Hall.

Wednesday – the Junior School String Orchestra led by Mrs Bye and Mr Sulzberger entertained a large audience, also in the Mary Fox Hall.

Thursday – Inter-House drone races had the crowd in the HPEC@Elphin at fever pitch! Organised by Mrs Saville and Mr Dolbey, these ran in parallel with House obstacle course relays. At the same time, HPE time trial games led by Ms Reid and Mrs Reynolds drew many students to the Netball Court.

Friday – Led by Mr Prideaux, the cast of the 2023 Year 5 production, Lion King Kids captivated their audience with excerpts and a singalong from the production.

Thank you to all students who joined these activities as participants or audience members and thank you to all staff who coordinated one or more events.

Lion King Kids

All Year 5 students are involved in the Lion King Kids production with evening performances (6:00 pm) on Wednesday 28 June and Thursday 29 June in the Horton Auditorium at the Penquite Campus. Matinee performances will be staged each day – Prep -Year 2 students attending on Wednesday, Years 3 and 4 students on Thursday. If you have not yet booked a ticket and are planning to come along, tickets can be booked via this link.

All Schools Cross Country

The 2023 cross country season finishes with the Primary State All Schools meeting at Symmons Plains on Tuesday 27 June. A team of Years 3-6 runners will represent the College in the all day program and spectators are most welcome.

End of Term

Term 2 finishes for all Junior Classes on Friday 30 June at 2:50pm for Early Learning and 3:00 pm for Prep to Year 5. After School Care closes at 6:00 pm.

The Vacation Care program commences on Monday 3 July and runs daily (weekdays) through the holiday break. Details of the program and registration process are on The Dash.

The Junior School Office closes at 4:00 pm on Friday 30 June and reopens at 8:00 am on Monday 24 July. The Junior School can be contacted via the Penquite Office (usual business hours) if needed during the break.

Term 3 commences for all students on Tuesday 25 July.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School