We had a great Fellowship this morning, formally acknowledging our Year 6 students, who have taken on leadership roles this year. Ms Jan Henry, Deputy Principal and Head of Garnsey Campus, was on hand to present the Year 6 students with their badges. Lily Canfield performed the processional, while sisters - Indiana and Ashton Hicks - performed our recessional.
There is a focus on leadership in Years 5 and 6 at St Anne’s, which involves workshops, guest speakers, explicit lessons and leadership positions. Leadership has been our focus across the campus this term. I have asked teachers to let me know when they have witnessed individual students demonstrating exceptional leadership, and I have thoroughly enjoyed acknowledging these students at our Fellowships.
Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes and is an essential skill to foster amongst our students.
St Anne’s staff look forward to supporting and celebrating our Year 6 students on their leadership journey in 2019.
School Captains Regan and Indi with Mrs Ray and Mr Van Berkel
Regan Leeson and Indiana Hicks
Cranswick Dargo Jack Crowe (C) & Lachlan Davine (VC)
Tisdall Hotham Hayden Smolenaars (C) & Zoe Hoernlein (VC)
Wellington Binks Will Murray (C) & Sarah Hale (VC)
Blundell Bogong Riley Alexander (C) & Leah Roberts (VC))
Teddy Ripper & Lachlan McCole
Charlotte Board, Jocelyn Reid, Hanielle Irvine-Nagle, Arabel Williams & Sophie Birmingham
Hunter Henry & Baylin Grubb
Cross Country Captains
Logan Mills & Ava Taylor
Ruby Christian, Demi Scriven, Tanner McMillan & Luca Di Corleto
Blake Fairweather & Scarlett Tavasci
Ruby Running, Kiri Higgins, Evan Del Mastro, Charlie Price, Jack Beanland & Jessy McGovern
Matilda Charlie, Tilly Fox, Dru Davidson, Hassan Sohail, Mahdi Uddin & Averey Grewer
Conor McDougall & Rahzel Samawi
L-R Lea, Riley, Sarah, Will, Jack, Lachie and Hayden
World of Maths
Our Maths curriculum coordinator, Prue McNaughton, organised a whole school maths incursion for this week. All students from Foundation to Year 6 took part in hands-on activities. World of Maths brought in 17 large pieces of equipment that the children could work on in small groups, covering a wide variety of mathematics. Activities included key concepts, such as numbers, space, measurement, structure and working mathematically, with a strong emphasis on problem-solving.
Parent Teacher Interviews – 26 and 28 February
You should have received an email about how to book Parent Teacher interviews this week. These interviews provide both parents and teachers with the opportunity to formally discuss each child’s academic, social and emotional growth. Our teachers will be able to share relevant information, as well as collaborate with you to map out a successful school year for your child.
THRASS Parent Information Session – 6 March
Our St Anne’s Spelling Information session will be on Wednesday, 6 March at 9am in the new Year 3-4 Centre. This session is open to all parents and carers of children at our ELC and Junior School. The sessions will be led by Mrs Tracey Grubb, our English Coordinator, and Mrs Michelle Sands, our school Speech Pathologist and Teacher of Pathways. This session is an ideal opportunity to learn more about how spelling and word reading (decoding) at St Anne’s is taught. For parents and carers who actively help their children with their reading and spelling, it would be very beneficial to attend, as the approach likely differs significantly from the way in which you were taught.
Cancer Council Fundraising
Members of our School family, Andrea and Murray Johnson, are fundraising for the Cancer Council through the Mystery Box Rally. Murray was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and, thankfully, is now in the clear. They have asked me to communicate their fundraising efforts through our St Anne’s newsletter. According to the Australian Cancer Council, 1 in 2 Australian men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85! Below is a link with more information and how you can support fundraising efforts. https://2019.mysteryboxrally.com.au/wont-diahatsu-wondering
Jie Van Berkel