Primary News

What a fabulous result we achieved this week in raising money to support our Aussie farmers during the current severe drought conditions. Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our College community we raised $3,055.85 and this will all be used to provide food and other essentials to the farming community, through the Archbishop’s Drought Appeal. The children loved the opportunity to come to school dressed in farming work-wear on Tuesday this week and they learnt about the important role farmers play in providing food and fibre for everyone.  They were also reminded about our responsibilities regarding caring for the environment and supporting those in need. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Book Week

There were so many exciting things happening at school last week with Book Week in full swing. The Book Week Parade on Wednesday and Reading Hour Scavenger Hunt on Tuesday evening were very exciting for the students and encouraged them to focus on books and the enjoyment they contain. Friday night’s Pyjama Party for children in Kindergarten to Year Two concluded the week and it was a real joy to see so many participating in the event.

We had a few competitions running throughout the week and Eken Trieu in Year Two was the lucky winner of our raffle prize, the amazing cake, created by Mrs Carmen Abeyewardene. Another competition involved each of the Primary classes creating a display of a story book that has been short listed for recognition or award by the Children’s Book Council of Australia. These displays are in the library and I encourage families to make time to see them. While all the displays were very creative and eye catching, the following classes were identified as the winners:

Prep O for their display of ‘Hark, It’s Me, Ruby Lee’.

5A for their display of ‘M is for Mutiny History by Alphabet’.

The People’s Choice Award went to 1H and 4W.

The students in these classes receive a treasure chest of treats as their prize.

Little Saints’ Multicultural Day

On Wednesday 29 August the Kindergarten children participated in a Multicultural Day and family members and friends brought along a variety of items that represent their different cultures. It was a lovely morning of learning and the children thoroughly enjoyed the variety of learning activities on offer. We sincerely thank everyone who prepared a cultural experience for the children on this day.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has now concluded for 2018 and all forms should be returned by tomorrow 31 August, so that details can be collated and the names of those students who have successfully completed the challenge of reading the set number of books, can be registered. All students who submit their completed forms will receive a certificate from the Premier in the coming weeks.

Father’s Day

Our Early Years students will present a special Chapel Service for Fathers and those who are like fathers to us, tomorrow, Friday 31 August, commencing at 8.45am. Following the Chapel and Assembly, fathers, grandfathers and uncles will be invited to visit the classrooms before enjoying morning tea in the Chapel area between 9.45 and 10.15am. We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Sandra Hawken
Head of Primary