25 February, 2022


Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to every swimmer from Years 3, 4 and 5 on their commitment to achieving personal bests and contributing to their house team at this week’s Swimming Carnival. The quality of the swimming in the 167 events was outstanding, as was the House Spirit demonstrated by all four houses throughout the day.

In Year 3 Dean House finished 1st and Fox 2nd; in Year 4 it was Briggs 1st and Fox 2nd; in Year 5 it was Fox 1st and Nance 2nd.

In the closest overall result for many years, Fox House narrowly won the overall House Shield with Briggs 2nd, Dean 3rd and Nance 4th.

Individual Division 1 winners were:

Year 5 Girls: Sophia Vincour (25m Backstroke, 25m and 50m freestyle), Sienna Nesbit (25m Breaststroke)
Year 5 Boys: Douglas Hyde (25m Backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m and 50m freestyle)
Year 4 Girls: Maddie Perraton (25m backstroke, 25m freestyle), Alice Hyde (25m breaststroke, 50m freestyle)
Year 4 Boys: Ben Mulford (25m breaststroke, 25m and 50m freestyle), Xavier Wang (25m backstroke)
Year 3 Girls: Ayla Keane (25m backstroke, 25m breaststroke, 25m freestyle)
Year 3 Boys:  Zeke Yang-Sun (25m breaststroke, 25m freestyle), Campbell Mayne (25m backstroke)

Thank you to Ms Nicky Reid and the Elphin HPE staff team for the organisation of the whole event and to all staff, house team managers and Year 12 students who acted as officials.

Circle of Security Parenting course

We are delighted to launch our Community Education Program for 2022 with the Circle of Security Parenting course to be hosted by College staff members, Mrs Franny Stewart and Mrs Jo McFarlane. The internationally acclaimed Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is a relationship based early intervention course designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. This program reflects over 50 years of research on the long-term impact of the parent/child relationship in the early years.

This program commences on Thursday  17 March, 9.00am – 10.30am on the Penquite Campus.

To find out more information please visit Circle of Security Parenting Course.

Walk to School

The Term 1 Walk to School Day is on Friday 4 March. This event is to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles as part of our commitment to the Move Well Eat Well program for Tasmanian schools.

All Junior School students are invited to join the staff group walking from Penquite Campus at 7.30am or join the group at David Street or at Richards Avenue. Parents are most welcome to walk with the group and arrival at the Elphin Campus is at approximately 8.20am.

For those already trying the daily ‘Park and Walk’ option for morning school drop-offs, this day is an opportunity for a longer walk which is fully supervised.

Junior School Reception can provide further details prior to the day if needed.

The Dash

Each year level from Early Learning to Year 5 has a Year Level Dash page and within this there are separate Class Dash pages for every class. For each student there is then a personal ePortfolio on The Dash.

All families are reminded that these pages are regularly updated and contain a lot of information related to learning programs and events as well as student engagement and progress in the ePortfolio.

Also on The Dash is a conneXions page which holds a range of learning-related resources for parents.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School