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14/09/2018
Head of St Anne's Campus

NAPLAN

All parents with children in Year 3 or Year 5 would have received their child’s NAPLAN results for 2018. Students were assessed on their Numeracy, Reading, Writing and Language Conventions. The evidence collected from NAPLAN provides the School, teachers, parents and students with a snapshot of student learning.

 

As a campus, we will interpret, analyse and make recommendations to enhance student learning. Our leadership team will focus on year level trends, strengths and areas of challenge. Classroom teachers will focus on individual students to find out what they need to learn next. We use multiple forms of evidence to help build a complete picture of where each individual student is at; NAPLAN is one part of this.

 

It is important that we acknowledge that NAPLAN provides us with a snapshot of our student’s academic understanding on that day. It does not take into account your child’s other talents and skills, although it can be a great opportunity to have a conversation with your child about their results and how they may challenge themselves in the future.

 

If you have any questions about your child’s results, please feel free to contact me or the classroom teacher.

 

Soiree

We continued our music performance theme this week with an instrumental soiree on Tuesday evening. It was an enjoyable performance, with the majority of our instrumental students performing. There was a range of abilities on show, from students who have just begun instrumental lessons to seasoned performers. The focus of our soiree is to provide an opportunity for our students to perform to an appreciative audience.

 

Thank you to Mr Brett Glover, who organised the evening, our Instrumental teachers, parents and friends who attended, and to the students who performed.

 

Tournament of Minds – State Final

One of our ToM teams made it to the State Final in Melbourne last Sunday. Charlie Price, Scarlett Tavasci, Sophie Bermingham, Jonah Brown, Luca Covino, Riley Nicholas and Jessy McGovern were accompanied by team coordinator, Ms Lisa Goode, and Mrs Sheryn Ray. From all accounts, our students performed exceptionally well. Although they were unfortunate to miss a placing, they demonstrated outstanding creativity, thinking skills, stage presence, resilience, persistence and humour. Thank you to the parents who supported their child’s efforts and congratulations to all involved.

 

Wellbeing Week at Gippsland Grammar

Next week, across all Gippsland Grammar campuses, we will focus on wellbeing.

 

A variety of activities are planned at St Anne’s;

We will continue to do our mindfulness techniques for 3-5 minutes every day, which has been happening for the majority of the year.

 

On Monday 17 September, all students will walk around Lake Guthridge, leaving the York Street gate promptly at 9:00am. Students are to wear their PE uniform on Monday and parents are most welcome to join us.

 

On Wednesday 19 September, we will have the first in our series of ‘Walk to School’ mornings and healthy breakfasts. Students will meet Mrs Laverty at the corner of Foster Street and Guthridge Parade and will depart for School at 8:10 am.

 

On Thursday 20 September, our Years 3 and 4 students will head to Stephenson’s Park to take part in Kanga Cricket. 

 

Throughout the week, students in Years 3 to 6 will take part in bike rides around Sale as a way of consolidating and celebrating our Bike Education program.

 

Road Safety

I have contacted VicRoads to request that more visible signage be put in place to warn motorists that they need to slow down and to be aware of pedestrians near our School. This follows my request for parents and careers to be more vigilant with their children around road safety.

 

I again strongly suggest that all parents supervise their children when crossing the road coming to, and from school.

 

Wellington Division Athletics Carnival

We have seen more success at the athletics track in Sale. The Wellington Division Athletics carnival was held on Tuesday 11 September at Garnsey Campus, where many of our athletes progressed through to the Regional Championships after placing first, second or third in individual or relay events. The championships are on Tuesday 16 October in Newborough.

Thank you to Cassidy and Alannah for stepping in to assist on the day.

 

Results

EVENT

STUDENT

PLACE

12/13 1500m

12/13 800m

Debbie Husodo

1st

1st

12/13 1500m

Sen Goold

2nd

11 1500m

Charlie Price

5th

9/10 Long Jump

Cruz Coggan

1st

9/10 Long Jump

9/10 High Jump

9/10 Triple Jump

Olivia Covino

4th

1st

3rd

12/13 Shot Put

Blake Fairweather

6th

12/13 High Jump

Arki Vardy

3rd

12/13 Triple Jump

Tom Gillham

3rd

11 Hurdles

Will Murray

1st

11 Triple Jump

11 Long Jump

Eden Levchenko

6th

3rd

12/13 Discus

Cameron Higgins

3rd

9/10 Triple Jump

9/10 Discus

Himesh Rajapakse

1st

1st

9/10 Shot Put

9/10 Discus

Arabel Williams

2nd

3rd

12/13 4 x 100m relay

Alisha Kerry

Jayde Hall

Debbie Husodo

Charlie Price

2nd

 

Well done to all of our athletes.

 

Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships

Gippsland Grammar snowboarder, Louis Lazzaro, competed against the country’s best at the Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships at Perisher, NSW last week.

In Division 5, Louis finished sixth fastest in Australia in the Snowboard Giant Slalom in his second year in the sport with a combined time of 73.52. In the Boarder Cross he finished fourteenth in a field of 46. Well done Louis!

 

 

Important Dates

Please be aware that Term 3 concludes on Friday 21 September at 2:15pm. Term 4 commences on Monday 8 October.

 

Have a great weekend.
Jie Van Berkel