A sincere thank you for your significant support for our school and staff. The term has progressed well and the small hurdles along the way have been met with a positive mindset. I am really hopeful that we can return to “being normal at school” in Term 3
Our famous Schoolies Program commenced this morning. Mrs Kathy Szepessy is the Classroom Teacher for the students as they begin their transition program. The 16 students will be welcomed every Friday for the remainder of Term 2 before beginning Reception which commences for the students from Term 3.
Any families that might still like to consider this transition and a mid-year start to Reception are welcome to enrol immediately by having a conversation with me. To be eligible for a mid-year Reception intake, children must turn 5 this year from 1 May to 31 October.
Some great news! The tender for the building of the Reception Classrooms and the Pit enclosure have come in favourably for the school and so our loan, whilst large, is much less that the market anticipated. The building timetable will start from the first week of July (Week 10). This timetable will be outlined to the community in the next few weeks - stay tuned!
More in my news updates include: Traffic Update, The Parent Community Executive, Semester One Reports, School Sport Competition.
On Thursday, 4 June, Year 6 students participated in a ‘Year Six Maths Quiz’ in teams. This tested their Four-Operations Problem Solving Skills.
Equal winners were: Kuda, Joseph, Cooper, Kallen, Stefan, Marlow and Jamison.
Here is an example of a question that the boys solved. Can you work it out?
You have been brilliant. In fact I think you are all nearly as well behaved as the children - Nearly! Keep it up and especially the positive attitude that you are bringing to the community. This positive feel is catching.
As an urgent reminder, I ask that no children attend school if they are unwell.
As we all wait for the restrictions to be made less here is a school update for Week 4...
The new Archbishop for the Adelaide archdiocese Patrick O’Regan will be officially installed next Monday, 25 May 2020.
This is a once in 20-year event. I’ve attached a fsheet that talks about the role of a Bishop, what they wear, bishop’s coat of arms, and details about Bishop Patrick O'Regan.
Ben Ryan, APRIM
Sixteen of our Year 5 and 6 students will represent our school in the Catholic Schools Music Festival this year. Sadly, the Festival Theatre performances will not go ahead in September but there will still be a combined school performance event. This will be in the form of an hour long online performance that will be recorded at a combined school event in Term 3.
Our Choir has been busy rehearsing each week, working on a challenging and varied repertoire of songs and learning some choreography.
The St Martin Jammers performed their qualifying routine on Saturday, 9 May. The girls have been learning choreography, building their strength and flexibility, and working as a team over the last couple of months. Their hard work and dedication definitely shines in their amazing efforts.
The Reception classes each have caterpillars in their classrooms as a part of their Science learning this term. The children are using their inquiry, observation and prediction skills as the caterpillars transform and go through metamorphosis.
In one of the featured photos below you can see a very small caterpillar, a fully grown adult caterpillar, a caterpillar preparing to go into its chrysalis and a brand new chrysalis with the caterpillar in the pupa stage.