What’s Coming Up?

Eisteddfod, STEM Night, Walk-a-thon, College Creations and lots more. There is always so much to look forward to at St John’s. On Monday 11 September we commence our Inter house Eisteddfod program. Students from Year One to Six who have nominated to participate will be performing in a variety of sections including Dance, Instrumental, Voice and Speech and Drama. Parents are welcome to join the audience and the timetable for the different sections is outlined below.

PRIMARY PERFORMING ARTS EISTEDDFOD TIMETABLE 2017

DayTimeSectionVenueAdjudicator/s
Monday 11th September9.00 – 9.40am
Year 1 Instrumental and vocalMusic roomMelissa Warren
9.30 - 10.00amYear 2 DramaChapelJodie Coates
11.15 - 12.45pmYear 5 DramaChapelJodie Coates
11.15 - 12.15pmYear 3 Instrumental and vocalMusic roomMelissa Warren
1.20 - 2.20pmYear 2 Instrumental and vocalMusic roomMelissa Warren
Tuesday 12th September9.00 - 10.40amYear 4 DramaDrama roomJodie Coates
8.50 - 10.40amYear 6 Instrumental and vocalMusic roomJo-Anne Turner
9.00 - 9.40amYear 3 & 4 DanceChapelStefanie Russell
11.15 - 12.45pmYear 6 DramaDrama roomJodie Coates
11.15 - 12.45pmYear 5 Instrumental and VocalMusic roomJo-Anne Turner
11.15 - 11.45pmYear 1 & 2 DanceChapelStefanie Russell
1.20 – 3.00pm
Year 3 DramaDrama roomJodie Coates
1.20 - 3.00pmYear 4 Instrumental and vocalMusic roomJo-Anne Turner
1.20 - 2.20pmYear 5 & 6 DanceChapelStefanie Russell

Walk-a-thon

The Walk-a-thon is one of the traditional events of the College and is a fun way for the students to end the term and for the Parents and Friends Association to raise funds to support the education of our children. This year, the money raised will be used to purchase sporting equipment for Prep to Year Six and will support the upgrading of the Kindergarten playground. We always donate a portion of our fundraising to a charity and this year we will be supporting Anglicare.

All students from Kindergarten to Year Six have received a sponsorship form and are asked to collect sponsors for this event. Children in Kindergarten will complete the Walk-a-thon circuit twice, students in Prep to Year Two will complete the circuit five times and those in Years Three to Six will walk the circuit ten times.

Sponsorship can be an amount paid per circuit completed or a donation of any set amount. Prizes will be awarded to those students who raise the most money and a class party will be given to the class that raises the highest amount of money per student. The class party will be held next term when all the sponsorship money is returned. We encourage everyone to get involved and see what can be achieved when we all work together.

On the day of the Walk-a-thon students can wear ‘crazy socks’ with their sports uniform. The socks can be bright colours, different varieties or be adorned with interesting items. They are also permitted to wear ‘crazy hats’ on the day. However, they must wear their sports hat or a hat with good sun protection during the walk and during morning tea and lunch. Hats that do not provide sun protection cannot be worn outside.

A group of Year Six students will be collecting a gold coin donation from the students wearing crazy hats as part of their ‘action’ to support the provision of clean drinking water to disadvantaged communities. The information flyer regarding their ‘action’ is available here.

College Creations

We will be holding our annual art exhibition, College Creations, on the first Sunday of next term, Sunday 8 October. Every student from Kindergarten to Year Six will have an artwork on display in the Chapel and family and friends are invited to come along between 1.30pm and 4.00pm to view the wonderful pieces created by the children.

The secondary school section of College Creations will open on Monday 9 October, at 6.00pm and selected items from primary students will also be on display there. I encourage you to make every effort to visit both the primary and secondary displays and view the amazing creations and designs that the St John’s students are making. I look forward to seeing you there.