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Friday, September 12th 2014

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From the Head of Primary - Week 8

From the Head of Primary - Week 8

Recently, as part of the Feast of the Assumption, the Primary School held a Lapathon to raise funds for the wonderful work the Marist Brothers and Lay people do for the developing countries all over the world. This year the Primary School, across both campuses raised a very generous $9,270.35. This is as a result of the support and encouragement of our families for their children. The funds will go to two schools in Cambodia and Pakistan, to assist in giving children in very disadvantaged situations the opportunity for an education and to gain skills to help them with a better outcome in life. Thank you to all our families for this generous support of the Marist initiative.

This week, the students from Years 3 – 6 participated in the Annual Field Events element of the Athletics Carnival. Students had a wonderful time giving their best efforts in all events, managing to sever old records. The students are very much looking forward to a sunny day on Friday when the track events will take place. This will be held at the Marcellin Campus oval commencing around 9.15am. Thank you to all parents who assisted with Jumps and Throws and to those who will assist us on Friday.

Following the Year 5 and Year 6 Family Life Parent Information Evening last night, Parents are requested to return the permission slips for their child to attend the following:

1. The Student Sessions conducted by the Catholic Marriage and Fertility Services; and
2. The Religious Education Classes pertaining to this topic conducted by the classroom teachers.

Congratulations to Angus Watson, Year 6, who won the inaugural Lavalla Campus Chess Championship after a gruelling battle with John Thompson, Year 3. Angus will be presented with the Perpetual Trophy at an assembly to be held on the Monday morning of 22 September.

Chess will continue next Tuesday at lunchtime for anyone who is interested in playing.

Jocelyn Hansen, Head of Primary

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