We have had a wonderful time of celebration over the last two weeks with the Year 3 Strings concert, the Primary Awards Presentations, the Year 6 Graduation and the Year 5 Band performance. Our students in the Primary School are exceptional in so many ways and we have had the opportunity to be blessed by their gifts and talents over the year and especially this term.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR PREP STUDENTS
The last day of school for our Prep students is Friday 27 November. Congratulations to all our little learners in Prep as they come to the end of their first year of school. I am very proud of them all. They have been amazingly adaptable and they have worked hard, grown in independence and they have been kind and caring friends. I wish all of our very special Prep students and their families a happy holiday and a blessed Christmas season.
YEAR 6 AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to our Year 6 Award winners.
Primary DUX – Jarrett Coulson
Primary Servant Leadership Award – Krystal Scheiwe
Primary Servant Leadership Award – Isabella Buckland
Primary All Round Award – Chelsea Brown
Primary Principal’s Award – Mozaia Juste-Constant
2021 PRIMARY SCHOOL CAPTAINS
I would like to congratulate our Primary School Captains for 2021:
School Captains – Amelia Hughes and Eli McLean
Faith Captains – Naarah Harvey and Philip Kasselman
Performing Arts Captains – Isabella Ross and Luther Capps
Ararat – Maddison Rowlands and Brent Tomokino
Sinai – Isabella Goodwin and Flynn Lewis
Zion – Sophie Sharma and Archie Cruise
ORIENTATION – FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER
The purpose of Orientation is to assist students make a smooth transition into the next year of school. On Orientation Day students will move to their classroom for 2021 where the teacher for next year will be there to greet them. Students will hear about some of the interesting and exciting things they can look forward to for the following year and they will spend the morning together completing some fun activities. This is an enjoyable day which is often met with excitement, the opportunity to meet and make new friends and a time of reassurance as children feel confident and settled about the start of the new school year.
To assist with your planning for next year, here is some important information you may need to ensure a smooth beginning to the 2021 school year.
In 2021, all stationery items will be provided by the College (included in the College fees) for Prep to Year 6 students. Students in Years 1 to 6 are asked to provide headphones, a pencil case and an old oversized shirt to be used for Art activities.
If you need to purchase new uniforms for 2021 go to: http://www.carebookings.com.au/code Enter the booking code: Q5SZR. Click GO and follow the prompts. You can return to this link at any time to modify your date or time. If you are unable to attend your booking please ensure you let the Uniform Shop know via email or by returning to the calendar to cancel your booking so the slot can be given to another family. Please visit the College website to view the College Uniform Policy especially before you purchase school shoes.
Back to school date: Wednesday 27 January 2021
Prep – Year 6 School starts at 8:30 am
School finishes at 2.55 pm
Prep School finishes at 2:50 pm
PRIMARY TERM 1 2021 DATE CLAIMERS
Tuesday 2 February Primary Parent Information Evening
Friday 7 February Primary Swimming Carnival (Years 3-6)
Tuesday 9 February School Dedication Service
Wednesday 10 February Primary Leadership Induction
COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
College Administration will be open during the Christmas holidays on weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, the office will close from noon Friday 18 December and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021.
It is hard to believe that in just one week this school year will be over! It has been a year with a difference but also a year with many silver linings. I look forward to sharing a final newsletter for 2020 next week before we head off for a well deserved Christmas break.
Gail Mitchell – Head of Primary