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Junior School

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Read more: Welcome back, return to campus date, Super Fun Friday, ICAS at home, Year 6 graduation.

Welcome back to Term 4. It is hard to believe we have entered the last term for 2021. We are so excited to know that all our students will be returning to campus on Monday, 25 October. We know how challenging online learning has been and are keen to have our students back in the classroom. 

Starting a new term also means setting goals. We know that students tend to achieve more when they set goals, as it allows them to take control of their future by implementing meaningful and achievable goals and taking action. This has never been more important as they have endured such a disruptive time during their learning. I encourage you to sit down with your son and have a discussion about what they would like to achieve for Term 4. They can set their S.M.A.R.T goal/s and record them on page 137 in the College diary. Having it recorded, allows them to revisit their goal throughout the term and build on strategies to make sure they achieve their goal/s. 

Super Fun Friday

I want to congratulate all the students who submitted amazing montages for our Super Fun Friday on the last day of Term 3. It was extraordinary to see how many students completed all 12 tasks! I loved watching families complete the activities together, having a great time. It was extremely hard picking the winners but the following students really shone:

  • 1st Place Cooper Hawkins — $50 Rebel voucher 
  • 2nd Place Jasper Lumsden — $30 Rebel voucher
  • 3rd Place Cooper Mott — $20 Rebel voucher

Cooper Hawkins

Jasper Lumsden

Cooper Mott

Watch the brilliant winning video by Cooper Hawkins

I’m excited we have started Term 4 and can’t wait till we are back on campus! Enjoy your weekend.


Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Acting Director Junior School




Our College made the decision to use ICAS earlier this year to recognise and reward top academic achievement in our students. As we have been learning from home these past few months, the ICAS Assessments team has given our College the opportunity to run ICAS from home.

These are exceptional circumstances and we are keen for learning to continue whilst your child learns from home. The ICAS timetable is below. **This may be subject to change.**

Week 2  Wednesday, 13 October Thursday, 14 October Friday, 15 October 
Time  9:30am – 10:30am  9:30am – 10:30am  9:30am – 10:30am 
Assessment  Writing 

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English  Spelling BEE

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Week 3 Wednesday 20 October Thursday 21 October Friday 22 October 
Time  9:30am – 10:30am  9:30am – 10:30am  9:30am – 10:30am 
Assessment  Mathematics   Science   Digital Technologies 

Before Test Day

Please complete these important steps BEFORE test day:

The day before the assessment your son will receive an email with his unique code. 

Assessment Day

On the morning of the assessment your son will meet on a Google Meet at 9:30am (an invitation will be in his calendar). 

Your son must have:

  • his login details (his individual one-time code);
  • the session code which will be given the morning of the exam;
  • the URL;
  • a device that meets the technical requirements;
  • some blank paper and pencil or pen for working;
  • access to the Internet.


Mrs Natasha Zivanovic

Primary Literacy and Innovation Teacher



Year 6 Graduation (Photos of your sons in Kindergarten)

As part of the Year 6 Graduation, I will be putting together a slideshow presentation that will showcase the students’ time at the Junior School. I would appreciate it if you could send through a photo of them on their first day of Kindergarten (or similar), as this will form part of the presentation.

If you could please send a labelled photo through to by no later than Friday Week 4 (29 October).


Mr Stephen Ghattas

Assistant Director of Junior School/Student Formation