JS News: 13 June 2018

Paul Southwell, Head of Junior School

Paul Southwell, Head of Junior School

Date to Remember 

  • Thursday, 14 June – Year 5/6 Boys AFL 
  • Tuesday, 19 June – Steve Biddulph parent presentation       
  • Wednesday, 20 June – Year 6 ACT Health Survey
  • 20–22 June – Year 5/6 Drama performance – The Twits           
  • Thursday, 28 June – Last day of term for students

You know those times when you come off a long weekend and look at the calendar? With that in my mind I am keen to share one or two of these calendar reminders with you.

Firstly, the final day of this term is a staff development day – a non-pupil day. This has been scheduled to ensure that we hold to our normal number of school days, as well as Professional Learning days. Junior School staff will participate in workshops (numeracy and literacy in the main) focusing on visible thinking and consistent applications. 

Our holiday program is in full operation that day also.

Other events

  • Our Year 5/6 Drama production The Twits is on Wednesday–Friday, 20–22 June. Our students have been hard at work at all hours of the day since the beginning of the year, for this very moment in the spotlight. See details on how to purchase tickets at the end of this article.
  • Our Counsellor and Wellbeing teams have presented another great parent evening this week. ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ resonated with many of us as parents, and there was a very healthy audience in attendance.
  • Our Junior School Leadership team is preparing to make their presentation to the College Board as we close in on our five-year International Baccalaureate Evaluation. Our paperwork is due in late July with a school evaluation visit in late August.
  • I am joining Mr Bill Weigall at the AIS ACT Teaching and Learning subcommittee next week.
  • The undercroft has welcomed a new floor, and the shade sails are not far behind. The concrete base for our new Years 3/4 rooms has been poured and the site is taking shape.
  • Our teachers have relished their long weekend, which gave them additional time to check assessments and semester reports, next steps for learning.
  • We will shortly host an Apple visit where our staff can access targeted development.
  • And, we are looking forward to watching Babe at our Radford Tribal Council Movie night on Wednesday, 27 June.

Years 5/6 Drama performance

The Years 5/6 Drama production, The Twits by Roald Dahl, directed by Kate Bettison and choreographed by Holly Cuddy, has three performances in the RA Young Hall – Wednesday–Friday, 20–22 June – commencing at 6 pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for school-aged children.

Book now!

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