Read more: Virtual Book Week activities — online pop-up bookshop, author presentation, character costume, art gallery; virtual Father’s Day presentation.
Welcome to Week 6. Another incredible week of our students putting in effort, dedication and showing persistence towards their studies. I continue to enjoy my weekly Google Meets with each class and being able to connect with all students. I enjoy hearing the funny stories, birthdays, cooking adventures and the outdoor activities the boys are keeping themselves busy with. I am so proud of our students and the resilience they are showing in so many different ways.
Fun Friday Activity
It was so wonderful to see the time and effort students put into last Friday’s Fun Activity. The LEGO car egg design and footpath chalk artworks were amazing. Each student produced such creative and imaginative designs. Picking the winners was a very hard task. I want to congratulate all students for their hard work. The following students were the winners for last week:
- 5 Blue —Will Carter
- 5 Gold — Reese Araujo
- 5 Orange — Jasper Lumsden
- 5 Red — Jack Stuart
- 5 White — Max Lee
- 6 Blue — Mikey Gauci-Cook
- 6 Orange — Cooper Killen
Ms Gabrielle Bransby
(Acting) Director of Junior School
Virtual Book Week Activities
Book Week 2021 is being celebrated next week. The theme is ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.’ As parents, this is an important time to celebrate the wonders that books create.
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.
* Books you purchase will be delivered to your door free of charge.
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 has received a calendar invite for this event.
- Year 6: 8:45am – 9:30am
- Year 5: 9:40am – 10:25am
Friday Fun Activity Book Week Character 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 7 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!
Virtual Gallery Celebrating Book Week
The theme this year is ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’, leaving it open to interpretation. Students created a piece of artwork using any medium of their choice.
Announcement of winners: Week 8
Ms Natasha Zivanovic
Primary Literacy and Innovation Teacher
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Stephen Ghattas
Assistant Director of Junior School/Student Formation