Primary News

Our Early Years students presented an outstanding evening of entertainment last Friday night at the Early Years Night of Celebration, held in the Performing Arts Centre. This annual event is a time to celebrate the achievements of the College and acknowledge each child in Years Prep to Year Two. The students in the Primary String Ensemble, Alpine Singers and Upper Primary Dance Group also performed and it was clear to see the students thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to be on the stage. We thank all the staff involved for making the evening such a success and congratulate our four Master of Ceremonies for their assistance, Grace Edmonds, Alex Zwicker, Amber Trieu and Samuel Adams.

Our end of year events continued on Monday 26 November with the Leadership Ceremony, when the current Year Six students handed the ‘light of leadership’ onto the students who will be in Year Six in 2019. On Monday evening the Year Six students and family members attended a special dinner at The Lion, Richlands to celebrate the students’ completion their Primary education. Old Collegian, Shihaab Azam was our guest speaker at the event and inspired the students with stories about all the wonderful opportunities available on the Secondary campus.

Year Two Chess Tournament
The Year Two students completed their Chess coaching program with a Tournament on Monday 26 November. Every student participated by competing in a number of Chess games. We congratulate Class 2T for winning the most games on the day and taking out the 2018 Chess Tournament Trophy.

STEM Night for Prep to Year Three
On Tuesday 27 November, the STEM Institute hosted the last STEM event for the year. Based on a Christmas theme, the students in Prep to Year Three who attended had a ball conducting experiments, entering Santa’s Wonderland through virtual reality glasses and using their engineering skills to construct items using Christmas items such as candy canes. It was a wonderful night of fun and learning.

Little Saints Christmas Party
The children in Kindergarten enjoyed a fun morning of Christmas carols and party food on Wednesday 28 November, as they celebrated the end of the school year and the imminent arrival of Christmas. We congratulate them on completing their year of Kindergarten.

Christmas Concert
Friday 30 November is the last day of school for 2018 and we will be holding our annual Christmas Concert in Living Faith Chapel at 9.00am. Students are invited to wear a Christmas shirt with their sports uniform and families are invited to join in the fun. At the conclusion of the concert families may take their children home, but there is no requirement to do so, as classes will continue for the rest of the day.

End of Semester Two Reports
Student reports for Semester Two 2018 will be available through My St John’s Parent Portal in the first week of the December holidays. If you do not remember your logon code for parent portal, please contact My St John’s Helpdesk on mystjohns@sjac.qld.edu.au 

Term One 2019
It has been a real privilege working with the students at the Primary campus this year and I thank all our families for entrusting us with the education of their children. We wish everyone a joyous Christmas and a safe holiday period and look forward to welcoming you back to school in the new year.

The first day of Term One 2019, for students in Prep to Year 12 will be Wednesday 30 January. However, please note that the first day of Little Saints Kindergarten will be Tuesday 29 January.

Kind regards,

Sandra Hawken
Head of Primary

Christmas is the time to remember ‘Immanuel’ – God is with us