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Vinnies House of Welcome

This year the Year 6 students began learning about refugees and migrants; what it means to be a refugee or asylum seeker and the urgency in finding a new country that is safe. The Year 6's then felt like they had a sense of agency and responsibility to try to make a difference. Ms Gordana Crowe, a volunteer with the...

Scholastic Arctic Adventure

Junior School Book Fair 2020 The Junior School Resource Centre held a Book Fair early in August with resources supplied by Scholastic over three days. The Library was a buzz of activity and excitement. Many Junior School families visited the Book Fair before and after school over the course of the three days to browse and purchase items for their...

Bushwalking in the Great Outdoors

Our Year 10 and 11 Outdoor Education students and staff were so excited to venture outside of the classroom and enjoy the great outdoors! Year 10 students heading to Mt Crawford Forrest and the Year 11 students to Para Wirra Conservation Park. Students walked with full packs, cooking their lunch on Trangia stoves. The students pushed themselves walking up some steep...

Saint Columba Day - Fundraising Fun!

Last week we celebrated our patron saint, Saint Columba, with many activities and fundraisers throughout the week. Junior School students spent the day  with their house teams and celebrated by participating in a variety of wonderfully organised stations. The day began with students designing a coracle from the coin donations. Other stations included Rob the Nest, Marshmallow tower building, Lego...

Budding Young Readers Enjoy ‘National Simultaneous Storytime’

National Simultaneous Storytime Our Junior School students were recently a part of 'National Simultaneous Storytime' – a national community of readers with over 1,000,000 participants and 8,000 locations. National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously...

Staying Active During the New Normal!

With the global pandemic closing gyms and sporting clubs, the Stage 1 Physical Education class have been exploring the many benefits of physical activity and how they can stay physically active with minimal equipment and facilities. Students created a training program that meets the physical activity guidelines for young people (aged 5-17 years), and have been completing this program during...

Sports Carnival Record Breakers 2020

A Record Breaking Performance! On Thursday 12 March, the Middle and Senior School Sports Carnival took place with students participating in Athletics or Novelty events. It was great to see students getting into the spirit, dressing up to represent their House, participating in all events, and cheering for their House. This year we had a number of students break Athletic...

Sports Champion Awards 2020

Congratulations to our Champions! Sports Carnival Age Champion Awards are presented to students in Years 6-12 who achieve the highest individual score in the Athletics component of the Sports Carnival. Congratulations to the following Age Champion recipients! Age Champions: Year 6 Boys 1st: Steven Bukuru 2nd: John Butoyi 3rd: Jiela Monyror Year 6 Girls 1st: Charlotte Talbot 2nd: Nicole Alexander...