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A week of celebration

A week of celebration

Author: Elizabeth Chaplin
Author Role: Director Of Primary

Primary Awards Ceremony

The final week of the school year in Primary is one of celebration and acknowledgement of the fabulous successes achieved by the students throughout the Year. Wednesday morning, we held the Annual Primary Awards Ceremony. This is a time for us to come together to celebrate the successes our students have accomplished throughout the year, not just with academics, sports and music, but importantly, this is an opportunity to celebrate our students call to service and citizenship, and their development of their understanding of themselves and others. The morning was well attended by families and the students’ choral and ensemble performance were a real treat. The Primary Leaders excelled themselves with their inspirational speeches and were dignified in Passing On ceremony as the 2019 Primary Leadership Team was announced. We look forward to commissioning the new student leaders early in 2019. Some images appear below; however a gallery (community access only) has been added to the website

Year 6 Transition Service

The Year 6 Students were farewelled from Primary at a special service on Wednesday evening. This worship was shared with staff, senior leadership, parents and extended family. During the service we thanked God for the Year 6 students and our families who bring such richness and joy to our community. This was followed by a supper at which the parents, students and staff could mingle and celebrate this milestone together.

Primary Advent Assembly

Thursday morning saw the Prep to Year 2 students present their Nativity Play and leading the Primary students and parents with Christmas Carols. We even had a special visitor all the way from the North Pole. Yes, Santa Claus dropped in, brushing the snow from his red jacket. It was great to hear from him about the cookies in his beard. Did you know that as he eats the cookies, the crumbs cause his beard to grow and grow? Next time you see Santa with his very long and luscious beard, you will know why it is so. Some images appear above and I encourage you to read the full separate article in this newsletter.

Class Allocations and 2019 Year Level Teachers

We are in the process of finalising the class allocations for 2019 and I understand that parents and students are all eagerly waiting to know where they will be next year. You will receive a letter from your new Classroom Teachers towards the end of the holidays. They will introduce themselves and advise of any particular requests they may have, including whether to cover books, label pencils etc. Please read through the letter carefully for these details. Teachers preferences differ in this regard, so it is better to await these instruction before contacting Primary Reception.