23 September, 2022


Jungle Book

Congratulations to all Year 5 students on their wonderful performances of ‘Jungle Book:Kids’ this week. Thank you also to all families who supported the production behind the scenes over the course of the Term or by attending the show.

The importance and learning benefits of Drama (along with other strands of The Arts curriculum) have been widely recognised and Jungle Book has again highlighted this aspect of students’ growth and development.

The Visual Art exhibition in the Gallery at the entrance to the Horton Auditorium, the recent Junior School Public Speaking program and competition, Music Performances in recent weeks and Live@Elphin gatherings have been examples of other opportunities many students have been involved in where the building of self-belief and confidence to share learning with audiences and to focus on effective communication in public forums has been evident.

Special thanks to all Staff who supported Jungle Book from initial rehearsals right through to the culminating staff performances this week.

Recent events

The last fortnight of the Term has been very busy for students, families and staff. Alongside regular class and cocurricular programs, there has been the Year 1 Fairytale Ball, Jungle Book and the accompanying s.p.a.c.e. Gallery Art Exhibition, ArtStart at the QVMAG (some Year 3 works exhibited), House Athletics Trials for all Year 2-5 students, Footy Colours Day and the House Athletics Carnival (scheduled for Thursday 29 September).

Behind the scenes, the College has had its regular Schools Registration Board review (usually 5-yearly) and the Early Learning Centre its regular Assessment and Ratings review (usually 3-yearly) by the State Education and Care Office under the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) guidelines.

Thank you to all members of the College community – students, staff, families – for your contribution to, and wholehearted support of, all these events.

Summer Uniform

All students should wear summer uniform from the beginning of Term 4. This includes a school hat for all outdoor learning experiences and break times on campus. With daily UV ratings increasing now, students are also able to bring sunscreen for use as needed throughout the school day.

The Elphin Campus has extensive natural shade areas and for Early Learning outdoor areas shade sails will be put back in place in readiness for the start of the new Term.

End of Term 3

Term 3 finishes for all Junior School classes at 3.00pm on Friday 30 September. After School Care finishes at 6.00pm on the same day. The Vacation Care program commences on Monday 3 October and runs from 8.00am to 6.00pm daily Monday to Friday (excluding the Public Holiday on Thursday 6 October) for the two-week school holiday period.

All classes and regular Before and After School programs resume on Monday 17 October.

The Junior School Office closes at 4.00pm on Friday 30 September and reopens at 8.00am on Monday 17 October. The main College office at the Penquite Campus is open 9.00am to 4.00pm throughout the school holidays and the Junior School can be contacted via this office for any urgent needs arising.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School