​Week 10

It’s been a busy term! The teachers and children have all worked hard and the results have been outstanding. I don’t mean results in terms of numbers – although those are good too – but rather results in happy children who are settled and enjoying school. Our aims are for children to realise that learning is exciting and that working together in a community is rewarding.

I hope that you all have a happy and safe holiday.

Bev Galloway
Head of Early Childhood and Junior School

Term 2 Start Date and Winter Uniform

Please note that Term 2 2017 will commence on Wednesday 26 April due to the ANZAC Day Public Holiday on Tuesday 25 April. Students are to return to school in full winter uniform.

Naplan 2017

For 2017, the annual NAPLAN tests for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be conducted between 8 and 18 May. The tests will be timetabled within the normal school day prior to lunchtime. All assessments will be computer-based, with the exception of Year 3 Writing, which will continue in the paper-based format for 2017. Information about the intended benefits of this change can be found at on the National Assessment Program website.

To ensure that our students are familiar with the new format, they will undertake a practice activity over the coming weeks so that they are familiar with how the online test environment works. Members of the public can view the different style of test delivery through a public demonstration site that is available by following this link.

NAPLAN provide parents and schools with an understanding of how individual students are performing at the time of the tests and is one of a number of tools used to measure student progress in literacy and numeracy.

Alison Easey
Deputy Principal, Learning and Teaching

JS Term 2 Assembly Roster

Assemblies are held every Wednesday in the Grace Chapel, and parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Classes A and D 1:45pm – 2:30pm
Classes B and C 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Week 1 – 26/4 – No Assembly
Week 2 – 3/5 - 3A and 3B presenting
Week 3 – 10/5 - 4A and 4B presenting
Week 4 – 17/5 - 4D and 4C presenting
Week 5 – 24/5 - No Assembly
Week 6 – 31/5 - 5A and 5B presenting
Week 7 – 7/6 - 3D and 3C presenting
Week 8 – 14/6 - 5D and 5C presenting
Week 9 – 21/6 - Sports Assembly

JS Excursions and Events

Below is a list of the upcoming excursions and events in date order.

Full details are now located in the Portal.

Please go to the appropriate date and click on the event for full details and any associated excursion or other notes.

29 November - 4C & 4D Excursion - Canberra Glassworks
30 November - 4A & 4B Excursion - Canberra Glassworks
30 November - Recorder Ensemble Excursion
1 December - Orientation Day
4 December - Junior School CLANG Day
5 December - Year 4 Excursion - Government House
6 December - Year 5 Finale Assembly
7 December - Charity Day
7 December - Term 4 Ends

Any questions regarding Junior School excursions should be directed to Margaret Eastman.