Primary School News

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

                                                                                                                                                                Martin Luther

 

I am delighted to report that Open Day was a resounding success. We received glowing feedback from our many visitors and members of our community who took the opportunity to visit the Primary School to  get a sense of learning in action and watch a range of presentations. So many parents commented on the Year 5 and 6 tour guides, reporting that they were confident, well presented, articulate and displayed authentic pride in their school. Thank you to our staff and students for doing a great job in showcasing the school.

This week during another wet lunch we were entertained by the Year 5 Cello group including Zoe Henville, Eleanor Low, Jessica Roche and Francesca Byrne-Fister led by their teacher, Ms Byrne. The group delighted us with their repertoire including French Folk Song, Hunter’s Chorus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Andantino and concluded with a stunning performance of Tarentella by Mrs Byrne.

Much has been written about the essential skills students will need as they face the challenges of the 21st Century. Skills such as creative thinking, flexible problem solving, collaboration, viewing technology as a research window to the world and enabling students to foster entrepreneurial capacity and an innovative spirit will be essential. It is our responsibility as educators to provide learning experiences to help develop these skills. Due to the success of the Tech Angels initiative last year, 10 new Tech Angels have just earned their wings.

The applicants were interviewed by Ms Raymond and were asked to demonstrate their ICT skills, to uncover online applications and show how they would benefit the Primary School and why they think they have the necessary skills to become a Tech Angel. Also of vital importance was the ability to work as part of a team, display creativity and ideas to drive innovation and of course have the necessary technological skills. Ms Raymond was very impressed with the presentations and the following girls have been presented with their wings and a flight commander lanyard.

Year 5

  • Chelsea Gleeson
  • Errin Conlin
  • Molly-Rose Gibbs
  • Emily Saliba
  • Jessica Lenehan

Year 6

  • Isabella Onsley
  • Gabrielle Milkins
  • Lilya Ragg
  • Abigail Mayer
  • Edie Tassell
  • Hannah Fenech
  • Becca Zammit
  • Amy Saad
  • Elyse Stevens

 

OSH Club 

Please note that bookings for the April Holiday Program will be running from April 10 – April 24 2017.  (OSH Club will be closed on April 13 for Easter Thursday, April 14, April 17 and April 25 due to National Public Holidays). The brochure for the program will be available 4 weeks prior to the Holiday Program starting.  To book the dates you require please log into your account here. 

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary