JS News, 19 August

Andy Gordon - Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School

Andy Gordon - Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School

Friday 21 Aug

Pre-Kindergarten Incursion - Footsteps Dance

Tues 25 Aug

ICAS English Test

Wed 26 Aug

Year 6 Excursion - Swing Into Life

Dear Families 

We love working with you to improve student outcomes in all areas, in:

  • literacy and numeracy
  • social, emotional and physical wellbeing
  • understanding and skills of the Sciences and of History, Geography
  • financial literacy
  • the Arts
  • digital literacy. 

We love to celebrate our learners and their improved outcomes.

Inspiration from the Dirrum Festival 

Student Voice and Action

By Caitlin Nockels (Year 6)

I really enjoyed Dirrum Dirrum as it was an amazing eye-opener to what is happening in the world. I was really interested in Camille Wilson’s story about her panic attacks and how she couldn’t find many people to help her, so she ended up publishing her blog to help others. What really touched me was how Mark Whithear described being invited to a Christmas lunch by a friend’s mother and coming inside to find that the mother had changed the name on her son’s present to his name. Brooke Prentis talked about the issues indigenous people are having to face. All the speakers gave practical life advice and it was a very interesting show to watch. 

By Nadia Yao (Year 6 )

Last week, Year 6 started tuning in to exhibition. This year, our exhibition theme is “Unless”. It comes from the quote from the Lorax; “Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to change. It’s not.”

Last Friday, we had Brooke Prentis as a guest speaker. Brooke Prentis is a Christian indigenous person and is the CEO of an organisation called Common Grace. She cares a whole awful lot about Aboriginal justice and the land we live on.  She feels very passionately about closing the gap and reconciliation. She was told at a young age that she should dream impossible dreams and pursue her passions to make a change. Brooke really cares for the Aboriginal community and works hard to make sure the past doesn’t repeat itself, and that Aboriginal people are treated as equal to other Australians. Her advice to everyone is to support and encourage others, because the people who care an awful lot could feel lonely and like the only one who has ever cared. Supporting and encouraging others would create the change we need for our world.

Have an amazing week! 

Andy Gordon
Deputy Principal, Head of Junior School

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