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Junior School – Week 6

Director of Junior School, Gabrielle Bransby

Director of Junior School, Ms Gabrielle Bransby

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
By Reese Araujo

By Reese Araujo

By Jasper Lumsden

By Jasper Lumsden

By Jack Stuart

By Jack Stuart


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.

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.

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

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

Our Pop Up Bookshop Has Gone Online

Our Pop Up Bookshop Has Gone Online

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
Harry Laing

Harry Laing

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!

Book Week costume ideas

Book Week costume ideas

Book Week costume ideas

Book Week costume ideas

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

>>> Click here to view the awe-inspiring art entries in our virtual gallery.


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


Mr Stephen Ghattas

Assistant Director of Junior School/Student Formation