16 September, 2022


Student Led Conferences

Thank you to all families with students across Prep to Year 5 for the wonderful support of this week’s Student Led Conferences in the Gorge (Prep) and on-campus (Years 1-5). This meant so much to your child(ren).

The pride that students so clearly showed in their personal learning progress and achievements so far this year was a highlight of the conferences. The resultant deeper-learning benefits are an integral component of every student’s ongoing personal development as well as their academic progress.

Education Outdoors

The College’s Education Outdoors program is led by the whole-College Education Outdoors staff team. For classes from Early Learning – Year 1 the activities are daytime only, for Years 2-5 there is an overnight experience involved. The key focus areas of Education Outdoors are personal development and environmental learning, with each year level also having a subset of more specific learning objectives.

Year 1 had a day trip to the Valley Campus last week. Early Learning Elphin will have an afternoon in Claremont Park (Elphin Campus) on Tuesday 30 September.  In Term 4, all Year 3’s will have an overnight program at the Valley Campus Thursday 20 and Friday 21 October, Prep a day program at the Scotch Oakburn Park Wetlands on Monday 31 October, Early Learning Erina also at the Wetlands on Tuesday 1 November, and then Year 2 will camp overnight at the Elphin Campus on Thursday 3 November.

Full details of upcoming programs will be sent to families in advance of each Year Level program.


All students in Years 2-5 will represent their House in the Athletics Carnival at Scotch Oakburn Park on Thursday 29 September. The full-day program commences at 9.15am and spectators are most welcome throughout the day.

This Term’s HPE program for students in these year levels has focused on skills training and development for the full range of track and field events in the Carnival program.

Jungle Book

Year 5 students are looking forward to their performances of Jungle Book:Kids at the Horton Auditorium on Wednesday 21 September. Due to the National Public Holiday in this week, the performance times have been rescheduled. Both evening performances will now be held on Wednesday at 5.00pm (the previously scheduled Thursday performance) and at 7.00pm (the previously scheduled Wednesday 6.00pm performance).  A small number of tickets are still available (see online ticket sales here) for each performance.

Footy Colours day

All Junior School students are invited to bring a gold coin donation for ‘Kids with Cancer’ and wear some part of their favourite team’s colours at school on Friday September 23. Colours can be from any football code.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School


Should there be enough interest we will be entering teams into NTNA Primary School Spring Netball roster. Mixed teams in Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 are able to play.  Games will be Thursday afternoons (4.30pm – 5.30pm) from 20 October to 24 November. A cost of $20 per player will apply.

Anyone interested should email me at

Rachel Buck
Cocurricular Coordinator

EY8 Project – Football Clinic

For children 6-9 years

Come along and enjoy an hour and a half of action-packed footy training followed by a sausage sizzle to raise money for FightMND.

Designed for those aged 6-9, the session will be hosted by me, Lucas Healey and the Launceston Football Club.

Bring a drink bottle, boots or sneakers and come along and have some fun.

Date: 25 September
Time: 11.00am
Location: Scotch Oakburn Park

RSVP or questions to

Lucas Healey
Year 8