24 September, 2021


End of Term

Thank you to every member of our learning community for your contribution to such a productive and action-packed Term 3. Right across our four SOC2035 strands of Learning, Wellbeing, Community and Capacity much has been achieved over these last ten weeks. Today’s CONNECT@Elphin, led by Year 3 Kerrison students, focused on the things that are so much fun at school and on the importance of having fun in the things we do both inside and outside the classroom; all through the eyes of Year 3 students.

I trust that Term 3 had included much fun as learning, play and friendships have flourished for all students, and that the school-home partnership has yielded many positive moments for all families.

The final week of Term has included (alongside wrapping up classroom learning topics in all learning areas) an Inter-School Chess competition, Singfest 2021, Education Outdoors days for Prep and Year 1 students, LIVE@Elphin led by 1 Viney students on Wednesday and 2 O’Loughlin students on Thursday, final Bush Learning days for Early Learning Erina classes, high jump events which kicked off the Term 4 House Athletics Carnival, and netball clinics led by three Firebirds Super League netballers who joined the 3 Kerrison led Connect@Elphin today.

Thank you to all students who led or participated in these activities, all staff who organised and led them, and parents who were able to attend one or more of the activities.

Best wishes for an enjoyable school holiday break as we re-charge for an exciting Term commencing on Monday 11 October.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School


Blessing of the Animals

On Friday 15 October, CONNECT@Elphin will centre on a ‘blessing of the animals’. In preparation for this, all students who have a pet at home are invited to upload a photo of their pet via the special link on their Year Level Dash page. This should be done at any time between now and the end of Monday 11 October.

Historical Narratives

Year 4 students have created historical narratives based on their research and understanding of the First Fleet and life in Britain in the 1700’s.

Notes were carefully taken from convict records to ensure their stories were as authentic as possible.  Children worked hard to weave the facts they gathered about their convict/s with their understanding of the living conditions at the time.  The narratives are further enhanced with illustrations created with iPads using Green Screen by We Do and CliptoComic.

This experience has offered students the opportunity to weave together their skills in Literacy, history, media arts and digital technologies.  Enjoy these sneak peeks of images from the narratives.

Anne Jones, Kiran Oates Pryor and Andy Prideaux

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