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Junior School – Week 5

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Read more: Virtual Book Week activities and competitions, amazing 5 Orange artworks, Fun Friday winner, Father’s Day photos, Cyber Safety webinar.


Welcome to Week 5. We have had a very busy week in the Junior School. This week the Junior School students alongside the Senior School participated in a Cyber Safety webinar presented by ySafe. Our presenter Ryan Leonard shared important strategies on ‘How to make SMART choices when navigating the Cyber World.’ When looking at the statistics of ‘Types of Cyberbullying’ it is clear why we believe educating our students on cyber safety is paramount in the current climate. 

ySafe 2021

ySafe Cyberbullying Statistics

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.

Amazing Artworks from 5 Orange

Over the last few weeks, 5 Orange has been very busy creating amazing artworks. I hope they put a smile on your face like they have for me. We have some very imaginative and creative students in 5 Orange! I also loved the screenshot of the Friday morning Google Meet where the students dressed up. Enjoy the amazing artworks from Jasper Lumsden, Henry Jones and Jake McEvoy.  

5 Orange artwork - Hot Air Balloon

5 Orange artwork – Hot Air Balloon

By Jasper Lumsden, 5 Orange

By Jasper Lumsden, 5 Orange

Plastic Pollution by Jasper Lumsden, 5 Orange

Plastic Pollution by Jasper Lumsden, 5 Orange

By Jake McEvoy, 5 Orange

By Jake McEvoy, 5 Orange

By Henry Jones, 5 Gold

By Henry Jones, 5 Gold

Year 5 Orange Morning Outline and Roll Call During Lockdown 2021!

5 Orange Morning Routine and Roll Call During Lockdown 2021

Fun Friday Activity

It was so wonderful to see the time and effort students put into last Friday’s Fun Activity. The STEM Castle challenge was a hit last week, and what was created blew me away! Each student produced unbelievably creative and imaginative castles. Picking the winners was a very hard task. I want to congratulate all students for their hard work. There were eight winners and here is Oliver Lorimer in 6 Orange, the winner for last week. 

Congratulations Oliver Lorimer in 6 Orange

Congratulations Oliver Lorimer in 6 Orange


Ms Gabrielle Bransby

Acting Director of Junior School



Father’s Day Presentation – Send Your Photos!

As you are probably aware, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday 5 September 2021. Unfortunately, due to current circumstances, we will not be able to celebrate together as a school community, therefore myself and the students at the Junior School will be putting together a virtual Father’s Day presentation to mark this special occasion.

To help facilitate this, could you please send through a photo with your son(s) and their dad(s) and grandad(s), or those who are like fathers to our boys, so that they can be used in the presentation. It would be really appreciated if files labelled with your son’s name be sent through as a jpeg file.

Please send all photos to  


Mr Stephen Ghattas

Assistant Director of Junior School/Student Formation



Virtual Book Week Activities Monday 23 – Friday 27 August

Book Week 2021 is fast approaching in Week 7, and we have a few activities and events for students to take part in from now. The theme this year is Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds. As parents, this is an important time to celebrate the wonders that books create. 

Virtual Book Week 2021

Online Bookshop

Our pop-up book shop which is proudly supported by ‘The Children’s Bookshop & Speakers’ Agency’ has gone online. Allowing your son to make his own reading choices is an important part of encouraging reading.

>>> Click here to purchase books.

Books you purchase will be delivered to your door free of charge. 

Pop Up Bookshop

Encourage reading by allowing your son to make his own reading choices

Virtual Author Presentation Wednesday 25 August

Harry Laing is our guest author. Harry Laing is a poet, children’s author, creative writing teacher and comic performer. The presentation aims at promoting reading and creative writing. Your son will receive a calendar invite for this event in Week 6. 

Year 6: 8:45am – 9:30am 

Year 5: 9:40am – 10:25am  

Harry Laing

Harry Laing

Writing and Visual Arts Competitions

Two Competitions have been running since the start of the term. Creative Writing ‘Poetry’ and Visual Arts. The closing date for both these entries is Monday 16 August. 

Judging will begin in Week 6. A huge thank you to the following Senior School teachers who are the guest judges. Mr Robert Tall (Literacy Coordinator and Secondary Teacher) will judge the writing, and Ms Jenna Turnbull (Visual Arts Teacher) and Ms Natalie Oates (Head of Visual Arts) are judging the visual arts. 

Poetry Competition 2021

Visual Arts comp

Friday Fun Activity Book Week Costume

Students will have the opportunity to design and create their own Book Week costume! They will need to take a photo or video of themselves in character.

Students need to upload this to their ‘Friday Fun Day’ activity folder. Students will receive more details in their Week 6 Google Meets.

The ‘most creative and original costume’ judges will be Ms Rollins, Mr Watchel, and Ms Bransby.

All prize winners will be announced in Week 8!


Ms Natasha Zivanovic

Primary Literacy and Innovation Teacher