October 14, 2021
By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School
And we’re back!!! It was wonderful to welcome back Year 7 and 8 students to onsite, face-to-face learning earlier in the week. Busy classrooms, noisy corridors, excitement on the down ball courts and lots of chatter in the yard was evident and great to see. A reminder about the arrangements for the following weeks.
- Monday, October 11 – Year 7, 11 and 12 all onsite learning for entire week; Years 8 & 9 – onsite learning only on Tuesdays/Wednesdays (remote learning other days)
- This staggered arrangement continues UNTIL:
- Tuesday, October 26 – all year levels return to onsite learning
- Masks are compulsory for all (unless exempt)
Welcome back to Amanda Rossato and Maria Richards, who both have returned after a period of leave in Term 3. No doubt you are both refreshed and eager to return to your roles.
I would like to acknowledge Melissa Delaland, who replaced Maria Richards as the Enhanced Learning Co-ordinator for Term 3, her leadership, knowledge and communication skills with key stakeholders were very much appreciated.
Welcome to Jo Hall, who started at the beginning of the week. Jo will be teaching Art, mainly in the Junior School and is 7J’s Pastoral Teacher. Jo has previously worked at SPC.
Year 7 and 8 students will get the opportunity to be involved in two afternoons of sporting activities, this will take place instead of normal session 7 and 8 timetabled classes. The boys have missed out on so much interaction over the past couple of years, so we think they will find this very enjoyable. Some of the activities include soccer, basketball, table tennis, bat tennis, ultimate frisbee, dodge ball and cricket. Boys are to wear PE uniform to school on the following days.
|Year 7||Year 8|
|Friday, Oct 15 & 22||Wednesday, Oct 20 & 27|
As is the nature of the school year, we are forever looking ahead at the calendar. Covid has certainly blurred the lines and made any future planning very difficult, nothing can be booked in with any certainty. To look at Term 4 as “glass half full”, we do have plenty of exciting and meaningful events to look forward to. Many of these extra and co-curricular events are yet to have the date and format confirmed. As soon as we know, dates will be published, keeping in mind they are subject to change at any minute. We have all learnt to be more flexible and adaptive, this will need to continue.
|NAPLAN 2022 Readiness Test||Thursday, Oct 28|
|Year 7 Retreats||TBC|
|Year 8 Retreats||TBC|
|Melbourne Cup – Long weekend||Week 5 – Mon, Nov 1 & Tue, Nov 2|
|Junior School Presentation Night||Week 8 – Thur, Nov 25|
|Junior School Exams||Week 9 – Mon, Nov 29 – Fri, Dec 3|
|2022, Year 7 Orientation Day||Week 9 – Tue, Nov 30|
|Last day of school||Week 9 – Friday, Dec 3|
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your son’s Pastoral Tutor, Year Level Co-Ordinator or myself via phone or email.
Mr Gavin Webb
Director of Junior School