Junior School Report
This Term has been very productive for our Junior Students with Swimming Carnivals, Camps, and IS excursions to St Albans. They have been having a wonderful time bonding with class mates and learning new skills in their subjects.
Next term, Year 7 and 8 students will have excursions in May. Please ensure permissions and payments are completed through the Compass Portal.
May 4th – Year 7 will attend the Zoo
May 5th – Year 8 will attend Sovereign Hill
Year 7 EXPO
On Wednesday March 9th – the Yr7 Expo was held at St Albans Secondary College. A large turnout of students with their families (over 300) were welcomed by the College Principal Ms Kerrie Dowsley and Assistant Principal Mr John Coulson. The Junior School organised a fabulous evening with teachers of Maths, IS, Science and LOTE to present items to the families and to engage them in their child’s education.
Families attended rooms and met a number of their child’s teachers and have a look at some of the work that has been done by students so far this year.
Thank you to all the families and students who attended the Expo. It was a very successful evening.
Minus 18 Program
Our Year 8 students attended a Workshop “Back to Basics “– Gender and Sexuality Workshop. The Program was presented to improve the health and well-being of, and provide a safe environment for, same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people. Students were provided with an engaging informative session which gave them knowledge and understanding on gender equality.
Year 7 Camps are still underway and will continue in May. Each class will attend Strathbogie for a fantastic three days of adventure. A very big thank you to Mr. Cooper for his organisation and preparation for the students. It has been an amazing experience for those who have already attended this year.
New Students Luncheon
The Junior School held a luncheon for our new later enrolments to meet the coordinators and to discuss how they were settling in to St Albans Secondary College. All students spoke of their anticipation starting a new school and told of their new friendships and experiences. A nice Pizza lunch was had by all who attended. It was nice to get to know our new students more personally. Thank you to Mr Lac for organising the event.
With winter approaching please ensure your child has a jumper and or wet weather jacket. Only white or black scarves are permitted. Please don’t leave shoes outside overnight and your child’s name should be written on all articles of clothing. The uniform shop is open Monday and Thursdays at lunchtime for additional purchases.
It has been a great start to the year and students are settling in well. We wish our students a well-earned rest over the Easter Period.
Have a terrific holiday break and we look forward to seeing you all again at the end of April.
Lauren Honeycombe – Junior Sub School Leader