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Junior School News

From the Director of Junior School

From the Director of the Junior School, Anthony Banboukjian

Prayer of the Week

This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, when the Church prepares for the coming of Jesus. It is a time to invite Jesus to be more and more a part of our lives. With Jesus, we can make sense of the world and live good lives, helping to show his love for all people.

A Blessing for God’s People

Creator God, Teach us to work for the good of all your peoples; to fight against prejudice and hatred in our hearts; to dream and to struggle for our vision of a fair Australia.

You have given us many good things: A spacious country with clear skies and clean air, freedom to be educated, work and play. You give us freedom to choose between good and evil, between giving and taking. You offer us the challenge of peace and reconciliation.

Bless your people with the courage to be Christians.

We make this prayer in the name of Jesus your son.


Blessed Edmund Rice: Pray for Us
St Mary of the Cross: Pray for Us
Live Jesus in our Hearts: Forever

Major Award Winners 2016

Congratulations to all the boys who won awards for 2016 – a deserving recognition of your hard work. I hope the other students use your success as an example of what hard work and dedication can achieve.

The Edmund Rice Trophy for Academic Excellence (Year 6) Equal First Place: Carl Waterson and Cooper Stynes
The Edmund Rice Trophy for Academic Excellence Third Place: Jared Garwood

The Edmund Rice Trophy for Academic Excellence (Year 5) First Place: Joshua King
The Edmund Rice Trophy for Academic Excellence Second Place: Charles Hely-Hammond
The Edmund Rice Trophy for Academic Excellence Third Place: Jack Crotty

Br J.P. Lacey Memorial Trophy for Study, Leadership & Sport: Solomon Tuqiri

Br M.M. O’Connor Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship: Bailey Habler

The Helen Newman Award for Service:  Antonio Rodriguez

Waverley Council Citizenship Award:  Brandon Reid

The Waterford Trophy for Performing Arts:  Zachary Straker

The Judge Paul Urquhart Award for Social Justice:  Thomas Wilkins

Murphy Rugby Award:  Jasper Doyle

The Frank Salvo Football Award:  Mackenzie Flitcroft

Director’s Special Recognition Award:  Charlie Winkelmeier

Christian Leadership Awards:

5 Blue –  Connor Andrews

5 Gold –  Zac Trosti

5 Red –  Alistair Isaac

5 Green –  Lachlan Grant

5 White –  Billy Lyons

6 Blue – Daniel McSweeny

6 Gold –  Isaac Dunn

6 Red – Jimmy Ashbridge

6 Green –  Mac Harrison

6 White –  Leo Morgan

Dux of The Class

5 Blue –  Jack Crotty

5 Gold – Joshua King

5 Red –  Matthew Woods

5 Green –  Freddie Le Vay

5 White –  Charles Hely-Hammond

6 Blue –  Daniel McSweeney

6 Gold –  Carl Waterson & Cooper Stynes

6 Red –  Jared Garwood

6 Green –  Thomas Martin

6 White –  Sam Hodgson


Well we’ve done it – managed to get through another academic year.

On behalf of the Junior School staff I would like to wish all our families a safe and holy Christmas. It really is a special time of year to get together and enjoy each other’s company.

Reports for Semester Two

The reports will again be accessible via the parent portal (as in Semester One). Reports will be available after Friday December 2.

Should you experience difficulties when registering, logging in or accessing information please do not hesitate to contact iAssist – 02 9369 0784 or

Special Mention

Congratulations to Bailey Habler who competed in the Australian Schools Athletics Championship last week – a great achievement. Well done Bailey – all the Junior School is very proud of your wonderful sporting career over the past two years.

Well done and congratulations to Sean Govender in Year 5 for an amazing result in the Australian Karate National Championships in Melbourne. Sean finished third in his division – a fantastic achievement – well done Sean.


A reminder of the start of school for 2017

  • Year 5 commence Wednesday February 1 at 8.40am
  • Year 6 commence Thursday February 2 at 8.40am

Thank you

A big thank you my wonderful staff at the Junior School. Your hard work and dedication is thoroughly appreciated by all the parents and boys in Year 5 and 6. I look forward to again working with such a great team in 2017.