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Junior School – Week 4

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Welcome to Week 4. Another impressive week of online learning from our students. I know this is a challenging time for everyone but our students have really put in the effort and commitment this week.

Cyber Safety

On Tuesday 10 August, ySafe will be presenting a webinar for our students on ‘Cyberbullying and Bystander Empowerment + Safety on Social Media and Games + Digital Wellbeing.’

Your son has received a ZOOM calendar invitation for the webinar which will be scheduled for  Period 1 (8:45am-9:30am) for YEAR 5, and Period 2 (9:30am-10:15am) for YEAR 6.

This is a compulsory event and all students must attend. 

The ySafe presentation will emphasise the constructive relationship students can have with technology under a positive digital citizenship ethos, and upskill students in understanding the importance of and ways to implement safe online practices. 

We should all be working together to ensure we invest time and resources into raising a generation of smart, safe and responsible children, who are capable and compassionate – both on and offline.

Fun Friday Activity – Marble Race Course and Robot Collage

It was so wonderful to see the time and effort students put into last Friday’s Fun Activity. The marble race courses and robot collages that were created by each student were unbelievably creative and imaginative. Picking the winners was a very hard task again this week.

I want to congratulate all students for their hard work and for their amazing ideas. The following students were the winners for last week:

  • 5 Blue – Angus Palm
  • 5 Gold – Freddie Leiper
  • 5 Indigo – Nick Patakas
  • 5 Orange – Tom McCormack
  • 6 Indigo – Will Bayly
  • 6 Orange – Cooper Killen
  • 6 Gold – Clancy Walsh


Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Acting Director of Junior School


COVID teddy


5 Gold Visual Arts 

During Week 4 of Online Learning, Year 5 have integrated their Visual Arts lessons with Science. This week the students in 5 Gold have been learning about buoyancy. Buoyancy is the upward force that is caused when the hot air is trapped inside of the balloon. A hot air balloon rises because it has buoyancy.

Each student designed their own hot air balloon. Each design had to show the three essential parts: the burner, which heats the air; the balloon envelope, which holds the air; and the basket, which carries the passengers.

It was wonderful to see the detail and colour in their designs.

Buoyancy Collage

Buoyancy Collage by Flynn Killen, Jayden Newrick, Nicholas Giannikouris and Joshua Raymond


Ms Jenny Hoare

Year 5 Gold Class Teacher