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Junior School News

Junior School: 2018 Term 1, Week 6


Prayer for the Week

As we continue on our Lenten journey this week let us pray:
God of infinite love, 

I thank you for this reminder of your love
and your call that we be more patient,
gentle and compassionate with others. 

Here in the middle of Lent, I turn to you to beg for your help. 
Please soften my heart and help me to let go of judging others.

I ask you this, in Jesus’ name.


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

IPSHA Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to our swimming squad who competed at the IPSHA swimming carnival at Homebush on Tuesday March 6.

Aidan Lee
Ben Pignatelli
Digger Callandar
Jack Johnson
Oakley Lamb
Zoltahn Szabo
Tristan Lee
Oscar Bennett
Jack Kerves
Lucas Dubois
Judah Miller

The boys swam very well against some very good opposition. Well done to Jack, Oakley, Tristan and Zoltan who have been selected in the IPSHA team to compete in the upcoming CIS swimming carnival.

Thank you to Mr Ghattas and Mr Ryan for their efforts and assistance with the swimming squad.

Project Compassion Update

Since we last gave you an UPDATE our super fundraiser Fox STAPLETON (5 White) was at it again – This time he baked 74 COOKIES to sell out on Bondi Road over the weekend – Fox sold out all stock for a $74 windfall for Project Compassion. A SUPERB EFFORT. The world thanks you!

Hugo HAMILTON (5 White) & Max EDWARDS (5 Red) decided to join the fundraising movement and door knocked the Vaucluse area offering to do ODD JOBS. They unfortunately did not get a single job offer, but generous households still donated to their cause and they turned up to school with $155 for Project Compassion. WONDERFUL INITIATIVE Boys – Well Done!

Information from Our Lady of the Rosary Kensington

Our Lady of the Rosary Kensington warmly invites boys in Year 6 to participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation, commencing in March.

Our Parent Briefing is on Sunday 11th March 2018 from 11.00am until 11.45am at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Kensington Rd, Kensington, and preparation classes commence Sunday 18th March.

A letter will be sent home to all Year 6 students and full details are available at under the Sacraments section. We encourage all catholic children to participate.

Notice – Summer Sports Photos

On Monday March 19 we will be taking photos of our Saturday Summer Sport Teams. All boys are asked to come to school in their summer Saturday sports gear for the photos. Boys who do not have the right gear may not be in the photos.

Order for photos (please note specific times cannot be given)

                 Team  & Gear Required

  1. Swimming Squad PE Uniform (please bring your summer team gear)
  2. Touch Football Blue Touch Football Gear
  3. Touch Football Gold Touch Football Gear
  4. Touch Football Development Touch Football Gear
  5. Prep First Cricket Cricket Gear
  6. Year 6 Super 8 Cricket – Blue Cricket Gear
  7. Year 6 Super 8 Cricket – Gold Cricket Gear
  8. Year 5 Traditional Cricket First Cricket Gear
  9. Year 5 Traditional Cricket Seconds Cricket Gear
  10. Year 5 Super 8 Cricket – Blue Cricket Gear
  11. Year 5 Super 8 Cricket – Gold Cricket Gear
  12. Basketball A Basketball Gear
  13. Basketball B Basketball Gear
  14. Basketball D Basketball Gear
  15. Basketball C Basketball Gear
  16. Basketball E Basketball Gear
  17. Basketball F Basketball Gear
  18. Basketball G Basketball Gear
  19. Basketball H Basketball Gear
  20. Basketball I Basketball Gear
  21. Basketball J Basketball Gear
  22. Basketball K Basketball Gear
  23. Basketball L Basketball Gear
  24. Tennis Squad Tennis Gear
  25. Water Polo A PE Uniform
  26. Water Polo B PE Uniform


Report from a Member from the public about boys on Cronulla – Bondi Junction train 7:09am

Hi there,

I just wanted to write a note to express how impressed I am with the young boys who catch the 7:09am train out of Cronulla each day.

There is approx. 6 boys who sit in the last carriage each morning and they are all very well behaved. They always keep to themselves and hold themselves with a maturity way above their age.

There are a few other schools which I also notice on the train at this time in the morning and Waverley put these schools to shame!

Kind regards,


Always great to get positive feedback about our students – well done boys!


Well done to the following boys from North Bondi surf club who won medals at the NSW State Nipper Championships 2018 held on 2-4 March.

Fred Carmody Year 5 – Under 11 Ironman and Individual board – silver medal in both events

Campbell Porteus Year 6 – Under 12 Beach Relay team  – Gold medal ( the 3rd year in a row this team have won this event.)

If any other parents have details of their son’s participation for other surf clubs please email Mrs Coupe.

Names on all clothing and gear

Lately we have been faced with the problem of boy’s misplacing their uniform after getting changed for training. Can I please ask that your check your son’s uniform to make sure he has not inadvertently taken another boys clothing home with him. Thank you as always for your support.

Please note

Due to a whole school staff meeting next Tuesday March 13 there will be no homework club or after school sports training.