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Thursday, July 31st 2014

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From the Head of Primary - Week 2

From the Head of Primary - Week 2

ECE NEWS

Year 2 Paraliturgy
This week the Year 2 classes led a beautiful paraliturgy where they reminded us that Jesus came to show us how to love. The children then went onto remind us of ways we can show love. They used creativity to get the message across through Echo Pantomime and putting actions to the hymns. It was a delightful prayer experience.

Art Classes
Ms Sarah Spencer is looking for some parent volunteers to help in her Art classes. A roster has been put up outside the Art Room. If you wish to help please add your name to the list. Ms Spencer will contact you to arrange days and times. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give.

Visitors to the Marian Campus
This week we were delighted to have two new members of our community visit. We had Isabella Battersby, daughter of Edwina and Phil and Will Rose, son of Rebecca and John. Isabella joined the Marian Choir and Will enjoyed a bath in the Year 1 Blue classroom. All the children were delighted to see their teachers and their new babies.

PRIMARY NEWS
Cross Country
Last week the Years 3 to 6 students participated in the Annual Faction Cross Country. There was lots of healthy competition and loads of encouragement from the students and parents. Those students placed in the top 9 of each year level will form part of the Interschool team. This event will take place on Thursday 14 August at John XXIII. The team has already received information on training sessions along with maps of the course at John XXIII.

Speak Up Finals
This week Pippa Rutherford, Sam Floate and Eva Hill took part in the first finals of the Speak Up Awards. The three students represented themselves, their families and the College very proudly by giving very well researched and executed speeches. Eva and Sam were selected to go through to the next finals. Congratulations to all three students for the excellent achievement.

Religious Education Literacy Assessment
This week the Year 3 and 5 students participated in the annual RE Literacy Assessment. This is an assessment of the Knowledge component of the RE Curriculum. Year 3 students do it as an introduction to the process. Once the assessment is complete, teachers will go over it with the students and the final paper will be part of the next Learning Journey opportunity. Year 5 papers are sent off for marking. Towards the end of the year, families will receive an individual report on the outcomes of the assessment.

High Achievers
Joel Western (Year 6) and Connor Farone (Year 7) represented WA, Newman College and Marist Football Club as part of the Under 12s State School Boys team in the national competition. WA came runners up in the Grand Final against Victoria. This is the most success a WA Under 12s team has achieved and naturally their families and coach are all very proud of them. Both boys played very well and the semi-final against South Australia was the most courageous and determined game we have ever seen in junior football!

This has been an amazing experience for the boys and they were lucky to have this opportunity. All the 12s and 15s teams got the chance to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and have a guided tour of GWS Stadium by AFL footy player Steven Coniglio. Congratulations to these two boys and the entire team.

Jocelyn Hansen, Head of Primary

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