Primary School News
Welcome back to Term 4. I hope you had a wonderful holiday break and are re-energised for what is to be a jam packed term. Please have a look at the Primary Facebook page to see more of what is going on in the Primary School. Don’t forget to like us!
Pink Ribbon Fundraiser
This morning the Primary School COLA was transformed to host the Pink Ribbon Fundraiser. It was attended by many parents who enjoyed pink shortbread and a cup of tea. Our Primary leaders sold merchandise and collected very generous donations. Our grateful thanks to everyone for supporting this worthy cause. The money we raised will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Principal’s Spelling Bee
This week the girls participated in spelling knock outs for a place in today’s Principal’s Spelling Bee final. Congratulations to the 24 girls in the final:
|Jessica Trovato||Catherine Sun|
|Ava Hallinan||Lucy McKenna|
|Mia Khoudair||Ruby Mazzei|
|Emily Fairbairn||Madeleine Grindon-Ekins|
|Sophie Cooley||Abbey Timmins|
|Bianca Buchanan||Emily Paterson|
|Charlize Smyth||Tara Gambrill|
|Zoe Kha||Grace Parker|
|Carina Wen||Emma O’Brien|
|Evangeline Byrne-Fister||Elina Degani|
|Tayla Moore||Nicole Del Rio|
|Allegra Xiberras||Ruby Harrison|
There was great excitement as the Principal’s Spelling Bee began and a few nerves as the 24 finalists took to their seats. The girls performed bravely as the audience cheered them on.
The final four spellers, Evangeline Byrne-Fister, Nicole Del Rio, Elina Degani and Madeleine Grindon-Ekins competed word after word until Madeleine and Elina became the final two. In the end, there was only one tiny letter between the girls and Elina was awarded second place with Madeleine winning the title of best speller in the Primary School for 2019.
Many thanks to the parents who attended, and to Ms Ugonotti, Ms Kearns, Mrs Long, Mrs Parker, our well-spoken pronouncer, Ms Bateman, Director of Learning and to the teachers for supporting the girls through this process and encouraging them to become passionate about words.
This afternoon, the girls participated with enthusiasm and excitement as Dance Fever kicked off in the Primary School. As the weeks progress, the girls will also learn the waltz, partnering up with their peers. The dance instructors encourage all the girls to have a go and get a feel for the dances through the music.
Happy Birthday to the following girls. We hope you had a wonderful day.
|Wednesday 23 October||Primary School Open Classrooms||9.00 – 10.30am|
|Friday 25 October||5 Cent Challenge Primary School Quad||1.30 – 2.00pm|
|Tuesday 29 October||‘Evening of Eminence’||7.00 – 8.30pm|
|Wednesday 30 October||Year 5 ‘Amazing Me’ Incursion||–|
|Friday 1 November||Year 5 ‘Amazing Me’ Incursion||–|
In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will gain an understanding of how to support their child’s brave behaviour to help them adapt and build resilience. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition, and we always welcome your feedback.
We are pleased to inform you that Dr Judith Locke will be presenting to parents on two evenings in 2020 and ask that you make a note of these dates:
- 10 February 2020: Helping your child become confident and capable at school. This session is for parents of Year 5-10.
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary