What a year 2021 has been! It is hard to believe school will be finishing next Wednesday. I want to thank all parents and carers for your support through such a difficult year.
We know online learning was challenging for everyone, but we all pulled together as a community, and supported each other. Our students displayed resilience, tenacity and commitment to their learning. I am so proud of our students and their growth this year, and I can’t wait to see what next year brings.
Have a fantastic Christmas break, stay safe, enjoy the sun and take care of one another. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Reports are now available to access in the Parent Lounge in TASS. You would have received an email earlier today. Access your son’s report please via the link below.
Wednesday, 1 December – Presentation Day
Presentation Day will occur from 9am–10:15am. This will be live streamed. Only parents who have received an email communicating that their son will be receiving a Major Award at this event, can attend. Year 5 students may be picked up from the Junior School after 10:30am if a written permission note is sent to their teacher.
Wednesday, 1 December – Year 6 Graduation
Year 6 Graduation is at 11am at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church. Please RSVP if you haven’t already. Year 6 students may leave after this event if their parent is in attendance. Parents attending will need to be double vaccinated, wearing a mask and must check in using the QR code upon entry.
6 Gold News from Mr Lavorato – Science Unit – Material World
Students in Year 6 were tasked to design and produce a game to entertain a younger child. During this activity, students needed to explore the sustainable use of materials. Students have been trialing and testing materials throughout this unit, as part of a scientific investigation to determine the strength of a range of materials. They are applying this knowledge to this project.
Once students completed their games, they presented and reflected on the following:
- Which materials were chosen and why
- How the game works
- What other people think of their game. Did they have fun playing it? How? Why?
- Did they make changes because of the feedback they received?
- What changes were made?
- Was the game suitable for their audience?
- What did they learn from their mistakes?
- What would they do differently if they could make another game?
- Could they use other materials to make the game last longer? What would they be?
- Could they adjust this game to create a new game?
Ms Gabrielle Bransby
Acting Director of Junior School