2024 Term 2 Week 9   |   26.06.2024

TAS Talks Term 2 Week 9

01. From the Principal

DR RACHEL HORTON

Semester 1 has been wonderful at TAS and the mid-year break comes at a good time for students and staff to take a brief respite from the term time routine, to reflect and to relax. We wish our Year 12 students the best as they continue to study, with their trial exams fast approaching and the HSC just over 110 days away. Good luck also to those attending the domestic TAS Hockey and Netball Tour to New Zealand and to the students running the Forensic Science Camp in the holidays as the culmination of their Stage 5 elective.

I will write again in the week before the start of Semester 2 with some staffing updates and other important information for the latter part of the year. In the meantime, I wish all of our staff, students, and parents who are able to take time off a safe and refreshing break.

 

Dr Rachel Horton
Principal

 

02. From the Deputy Principal

MR RAY PEARSON

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire TAS community for their unwavering support of the School throughout this semester. Your kindness, encouragement, and active participation make TAS truly unique and special. Thank you for fostering the strong sense of connection we all cherish.

As we look forward to Term 3, there are many exciting events on the horizon. This term is particularly significant for our Year 12 students as they navigate their HSC trial exams and Valedictory celebrations. I am confident they will treasure their final term at TAS and seize every opportunity available to them. Additionally, our 2025 student leadership process will commence with our current Year 11 students, who will be invited to apply for leadership roles. I eagerly anticipate hearing the vision and goals of our future leaders.

Looking beyond Term 3 then I am excited to share that we have a whole school community project planned for Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November – Project 130.Project 130 is our opportunity to celebrate 130 years of School history, bring together our community to celebrate our students, staff, alumni and what is great about our school with our facilities and broad activities available. All in one big School music video. But we need your help.

We have three songs shortlisted for the video and we want your vote, click on the button below to vote:

I also want to say thank you to all families for utilising the designated travel day on Friday. Ensuring that students remain in class until 3:30 pm on Thursday is crucial for maintaining the integrity of our teaching and learning programs right up to the final bell.

I hope all of our students, parents, and staff enjoy a well-deserved break over the next three weeks and return to school refreshed and ready for Semester 2.

 

Mr Ray Pearson
Deputy Principal

03. Calendar of Events

Wednesday 26 JuneNCIS Mountain Biking
Year 4 Cultural UnderstandingAboriginal Keeping Place
Football U12s v Trinity Grammar
Rugby U12s v Trinity Grammar
Thursday 27 JuneClasses Conclude
Monday 22 JulyStaff Day / Boarders Return
Tuesday 23 JulyClasses commence

 

 

NOTICEBOARD

TAS Agriculture Surplus Poultry Sale

Hello to the TAS Community.
The Agriculture Department and Ag students have for sale some of our award winning poultry. These birds are high quality but are surplus to our very stringent exhibition ribbon-winning fowls. We need to clear some space now, ready for the next season's birds.

If you are interested in any of the following birds please contact Mr Mike Ball on 0428 427 417 before the end of term.

  • Multiple Light Sussex hens. Age 8-24 months. $10-15 each age dependent. Younger hens are laying now. The older hens will be Point Of Lay soon.

  • 6 Hy-line brown hens. These were the 2024 Sydney Royal Hens. Laying $10

  • Limited number of Light Sussex Roosters. Free with hen purchase

  • Limited number Guinea Fowls. $15. These are very young - raised by the students but not for a novice.


All money raised goes to the Agriculture program and its continued development for the students. Inspections welcomed.

Mr Mike Ball
Agriculture Teacher

Uniform & Bookshop

The Uniform Shop will no longer be open on Fridays.

Opening Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10 - 4pm

These holidays we will be open Monday 15 July, 10am -12 noon for appointments only, please book online.

Online orders are available at the website www.as.edu.au

We will be open Monday 22 July for returning boarding families. (Please note this day is solely for families of boarders who only get this one chance a term to call in with their students.)

Have a wonderful break and see you next term!

Mrs Cate Hayton
Uniform Shop Manager

04. From the P&F

MS SENE HICKS

What a huge success our weekend of sport was against Sydney Boys’ High School!

The P&F are so grateful to all our members who were able to volunteer their time and skills to make the weekend a testament to the warmth and spirit of TAS hospitality.  If you are looking for ways to become involved in P&F events, please reach out anytime to our email pandf@as.edu.au and I can let you know what’s coming up. Or, if you’d like to catch up in person, everyone is invited to The Confluence – start of Term 3 drinks at The Whitebull on Monday 22 July from 5pm.  Don’t forget to mark your diaries for our next P&F meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 13 August.

Have a wonderful break everyone!

Ms Sene Hicks

P&F President

05. From the Acting Director of Teaching and Learning

MR LUKE POLSON

Year 10 into Year 11 Information Session
All Year 10 parents and students are invited to the Year 11 (2025) Subject Selection Information Session; this will run from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm on Monday 22 July. This is the day before classes return for Term 3 and align with the return of our boarding students. The afternoon will consist of a few short talks in Hoskins Theatre at 3:30 pm followed by 45 minutes of time to move around and speak to individual academic departments. This will allow Year 10 families to speak to Heads of Department and classroom teachers from each of the subjects we offer here at The Armidale School. This afternoon information session on 22 July will act as the first formal step for our Year 10 families to engage with staff on their subject choices for 2025. Additionally, there will be a live Zoom presentation for parents who are unable to attend the talk in Hoskins Centre on the Monday. This will be held on Thursday 25 July from 7pm. Details will be sent out in due course. Please RSVP for either information session by email:dotl@as.edu.au

Semester One Reports
Reports for all students from Junior School through to Year 11 will be sent via email at the conclusion of the term. The reports reflect a new format as we have moved to a new student management system this year. I encourage all parents and carers to read the information section that is at the beginning of each child’s report which offers valuable information about how to interpret the comments and grades. These reports are designed to inform parents and carers about how your child has progressed throughout the entire semester and are not just linked to one assessment task or mark. As always, your child’s class teacher is best placed to discuss their progress and any questions or concerns following receiving your child’s report, please contact the class teacher early Term 3 in the first instance. I have included below a few of the key elements of the reports that are new from the previous format:

  • All classes use the A-E grading scale. This replaces words used on our previous reports (Outstanding, Proficient, Competent, Sound and Developing). This is to provide greater consistency from Junior School through to Senior School in terms of the wording used to reflect overall progress.
  • For students in Years 6 and above, the previous personal profiles (using a 1-4 marking scale) have been replaced with the words Consistently, Satisfactory and Needs Improvement.
  • Reports from Year 6 and up will include a Grade Distribution Table. The grade distribution table illustrates the distribution of grades attained by students within the class or course. It consists of six columns labelled A, B, C, D, E, and N, representing the grades assigned to students. Each column displays the total count of students who received a particular grade. The grade in which the student falls is highlighted in blue for quick reference. This table provides a comprehensive overview of the distribution of grades within the academic cohort, offering insights into the performance spread across different levels of achievement

 

 

 

  • All reports include a ‘Course Overview’ at the top of the report page. This is designed to provide parents and carers with information related to topics and units of study.  
  • For students in Years 6 and up, academic effort is now reported separately on a scale of 5 – 1. Effort is marked as:
    • (5) Outstanding
    • (4) Very High
    • (3) High
    • (2) Satisfactory
    • (1) Low
  • Attendance is reported each semester. This is reported as both whole days absent and partial days absent.
  • Year 12 reports will remain in the same format as Semester One for their final Year 12 report. This is unchanged from the previous format. 

 

ICAS Competition Entries

TAS will be participating in the ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) assessments again this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney with over 35 years of experience in educational assessments.

ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Science, Mathematics and Spelling. This year, parents will need to register and pay directly with ICAS if they wish for their child to take part in any/all of these assessments. TAS will then facilitate the sitting of these papers throughout August, during the scheduled sitting windows. The schedule for these competitions can be found on the next page. These assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the challenge of competing in an international assessment. They are not general school-related assessments and are not designed as such.

In 2023, students can participate in English, Maths, Science- Grades 2-11, Digital Technology and Spelling Bee – Grades 2-7 & Writing- Grades 3- 11. The cost of each assessment is $19.95 including GST, except for Writing which costs $23.95 (including GST).

If you would like your child to participate in any of the subjects listed above, you will need to visit the online Parent Payment System to make a direct payment to UNSW Global. Please visit: https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps and enter the code: OPJ197

Important: Please enter your child’s name accurately into the system, as it will appear on their ICAS certificate. Students must sit assessments designed for their year level and registrations must be completed by Monday 31 July 2023. Please contact us as school for further information.

Please see below a copy of the sitting window for when the tests will occur:

SubjectSitting WindowsPrice (GST inc.)
Digital Technologies Year 2-75 Aug – 9 Aug 2024$19.95
Writing Year 3-115 Aug – 9 Aug 2024$23.95
English Year 2-1112 Aug – 16 Aug 2024$19.95
Science Year 2-1119 Aug – 23 Aug 2024$19.95
Spelling Bee Year 2-719 Aug – 23 Aug 2024$19.95
Mathematics Year 2-1126 Aug – 30 Aug 2024$19.95


Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD guidelines (2019).

Information provided about students to the Australian Government for the NCCD includes:

  •       year of schooling
  •       category of disability: physical, cognitive, sensory or social/emotional
  •       level of adjustment provided: support provided within quality differentiated teaching practice, supplementary, substantial or extensive.

This information assists schools to:

  •       formally recognise the supports and adjustments provided to students with disability in schools
  •       consider how they can strengthen the support of students with disability in schools
  •       develop shared practices so that they can review their learning programs in order to improve educational outcomes for students with disability.

The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability.

The NCCD will have no direct impact on your child and your child will not be involved in any testing process. The school will provide data to the Australian Government in such a way that no individual student will be able to be identified – the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. All information is protected by privacy laws that regulate the collection, storage and disclosure of personal information. To find out more about these matters, please refer to the Australian Government’s Privacy Policy (https://www.education.gov.au/privacy-policy).

Further information about the NCCD can be found on the NCCD Portal (https://www.nccd.edu.au).

If you have any questions about the NCCD, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

I wish you all a happy and safe holiday.

 

Mr Luke Polson
Acting Director of Teaching & Learning

06. Leadership, Service and Adventure

CADETS

Passing Out Parade – Full Unit Training Schedule

Good afternoon Parents, Carers and Cadets

The Armidale School’s annual Passing Out Parade will occur Friday 6 September, 2024. There will be several full unit training sessions in the lead up to the event. These will occur on Adamsfield at the following times:

  • Tuesday 25 June, 1545-1700
  • Thursday 25 July, 1545-1700
  • Monday 5 August, 1545-1700
  • Tuesday 27 August, 1545-1700
  • Wednesday 28 August, 1545-1700
  • Wednesday 4 September, 1545-1700
  • Thursday 5 September, 1545-1700

Please be aware that Passing Out Parade training takes priority over sport. Sport trainings that clash with the times above will be rescheduled or cancelled. This will be communicated by the MIC of each sport.

Rolls will be marked at the beginning of each session. These practises are compulsory for all cadets. If a cadet is absent, an email must be sent to me with an explanation why.

Passing Out Parade will commence 1400 Friday 6 September on Adamsfield. Passing Out Parade is a compulsory school event and no leave will be granted from school on this day. All parents, carers and friends of the TAS community are welcome to attend.

 

CAPT (AAC) Woodbridge
jwoodbri@as.edu.au

07. From the Director of Boarding

MR DAVID DRAIN

Wishing all boarding families a safe and relaxing term break with family and friends. It has been another busy term for the boarders, who I am sure will enjoy some downtime over the coming weeks.

A reminder that the Boarding Houses remaining open on Thursday evening will be closed from 10.00am Friday. Boarding Houses will be re-open for Term 3 from 1.30pm Monday 22 July.

Several boarding houses will accommodate students attending the Forensic Science Camp during the upcoming school holidays. Subsequently, boarders should have liaised with their Head of House regarding what can and can’t be left in their respective rooms/dorms. All boarders need to be aware that anything left in boarding houses must be adequately secured.

Thanks for your ongoing support this term and I’m looking forward to re-connecting with you all during Term 4.

 

Mr David Drain
Director of Boarding

08. From the Director of Development

Mrs Emily McOrist

Creative Arts Scholarships

We are excited to launch the Creative Arts Scholarships for next year. TAS is proud to offer a range of Creative Arts Scholarships to interested students from Year 7 and above who exhibit demonstrable talent and ability in the Creative Arts, encompassing disciplines such as Art, Music, or Drama.

Register before Friday 6 September, for a chance to audition. Click on the link below to see all of the details.
 
CREATIVE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Project 130 | Get voting

We want to bring the whole of the community together for our big celebration of 130 years. As Mr Pearson, outlined Project 130 is our opportunity to celebrate 130 years of School history, bring together our community to celebrate our students, staff, alumni and what is great about our school with our facilities and broad activities available.

Click on the button below to vote that you would love to sing or be a part of with the broader TAS Community:
 
VOTE
 
Mrs Emily McOrist
Director of Development

09. Co-curricular

Hannon Harris Cup with Sydney Boy High School

Last weekend Sydney Boys’ High School travelled to TAS to compete for the Hannon Harris Cup. Fixtures were held in junior and senior basketball; volleyball; junior and senior tennis; shooting; 14s and Opens football and all ages of boys rugby. With more than 240 Sydney High staff, students and coaches arriving Friday afternoon TAS was a hive of activity over the weekend. 

My thanks go to the TAS P&F for providing lunches on Saturday for all visitors and TAS teams – the production line was well done, allowing for smooth delivery of lunches for students, staff and supporters on site. Thank you to all the parents who helped with this also – we are a fabulous community and my heart soars with pride on weekends like this. 

There was much excitement prior to the First XV game on Backfield, when SBHS won the relay the scores were 8-all for the cup. With the First XV playing a tough game, their win saw TAS hold on to the Hannon Harris Cup for another year.

Congratulations to all participants over the weekend – it was fabulous to see so many supporting our teams also. 

Game results listed below.

 

Group Photos

On return to Term 3, students in leadership roles, Co-curricular groups and houses will have group photos taken by MSP Photographers on Wednesday 24 July and Thursday 25 July. Staff involved in these photos will make contact with students who need to be in each photo. 

The schedule for the photos can be found HERE

Mrs Rachael Edmonds

 

10. From the Head of Creative Arts

MS CLARE O'SULLIVAN

MUSIC

Musica Viva 
Congratulations to the TAS Junior Piano Trio who have excelled by coming 2nd in the National Musica Viva Strike a Chord Novice Competition. The students Raymond Wang (Violin), William Minter (Cello) and Daniel Mo (Piano) have put in a lot of time and effort to present their performance, including a presentation on playing in a Chamber Music Ensemble. A special thank you to their Ensemble Director, Ms Li Ling Chen, whose work with the TAS Junior Piano Trio has been exceptional. Ms Chen’s direction of the ensemble and choice of repertoire has seen the TAS Junior Piano Trio go from strength to strength, leading to National recognition!

Armidale Eisteddfod 2024

Congratulations to all our students who performed in the Armidale Eisteddfod. Thank you to the families who have sent through the following results:

Adjudicator Awards
Prudence Black  – Adjudicator’s Award for Vocal Senior Years 7-12
Holly Dauparas – Adudicator’s Choice Award for her composition ‘Traipsing’
Anna Trevaskis – Adjudicator’s Award for Woodwind – Junior Years K-6
Raymond Wang – Adjudicator’s Award for Keyboard – Junior Years K-6
Raymond Wang – Adjudicator’s Award for Violin/Viola – Junior Years K-6

Lachlan Chiu
1st Place
Violin or Viola Solo:  AMEB Grade 2 & under or equivalent
2nd place
String Solo, 20th/21st Century – AMEB Grade 2 & under equivalent
String Solo – Restricted Years K-6

Anna Trevaskis
2nd place
Woodwind Solo – Novice Years 3-6

Nirvan Sapkota
1st Place
Piano Solo, 8 years and Under
Music Duet/ Trios, 9 Years and Under
Piano Solo AMEB Preliminary Level and Under
Piano Solo, Restricted Preliminary Level and Under

Spencer Stone
1st Place
Piano Solo, Novice Years K-4
3rd  place
Piano Solo AMEB Preliminary level and under
Highly Commended

Piano Solo, Restricted Preliminary

Raymond Wang – Violin
1st Place
Violin or Viola Solo, AMEB Grades 3-4 or Equivalent
String Solo, Romantic AMEB Grades 3-4 & or Equivalent
New England String Championship AMEB Grade 4 or Equivalent

 

Raymond Wang – Piano
1st place
Piano solo, 20th/21st century AMEB Grade 2& Under
2nd place
Piano solo, popular or Jazz AMEB 1&2 level
Piano solo, AMEB grade 1&2 level
New England piano Championship AMEB grade 4 & under
3rd  place
Piano solo, Baroque AMEB Grade 3& under

Aidan Arkit
1st place
Piano Championship 13/14 years

Kaitlyn Baker
1st place

Vocal Solo – 14 years and under
2nd place
Vocal Solo – Musical Theatre, Film and Television 15 years and under
3rd  place
Vocal Solo – Popular song, 15 years and under

Henry Larsen
1st place
New England Woodwind and Brass Age Championship 12 Years & under
Brass Solo Post 1900 AMEB Grades 4-5
3rd place
Brass Solo Pre 1900 AMEB Grades 4-5

Erik Larsen and Henry Larsen

2nd place
Woodwind/Brass/Recorder Duet Years 7-12

James McLaren
Highly Commended
Music Solos (Guitar) – Popular or Jazz Solo 13 years & Under

Bridie Farrell – Armidale Eisteddfod
2nd Place
Vocal Solo, Popular Song 15/u (tied 2nd place with Peyton Slade)
3rd Place
Music Composition – Year 10
Vocal Solo, Jazz Song 16/u
Vocal Championship 13 – 15 years
Highly Commended
Vocal Solo, Musical Theatre 15/u

Bridie Farrell – Tamworth Eisteddfod
Senior Vocal Championship 18/u – Runner Up
1st Place
Vocal Solo 15/u
Popular Vocal Solo 15/u
Own Composition 15/u
2nd Place<
Musical Theatre 16/u
3rd Place
Character Song Vocal In Costume 15/u
Chloe Farrell – Armidale Eisteddfod
2nd Place
Vocal Solo, Popular Song 12/u
(Chloe was at the tail end of Pneumonia at this Eisteddfod)!

Chloe Farrell – Tamworth Eisteddfod

Junior Vocal Championship 12/u – Winner
3rd Place
Character Song Vocal In Costume 12/u
Highly Commended

Musical Theatre Vocal Solo 12/u
Popular Vocal Solo 12/u

 

Mrs Leanne Roobol
Director of Music

 

Armidale Eisteddfod

11. From the Acting Head of Middle School

MR JAMES BRAUER

As we quickly reach the end of the first semester of Middle School at TAS for 2024, it is an opportunistic time to wish families, students, and staff all the best over the next few weeks and thank you for everyone’s efforts in making Semester 1 a productive and enjoyable experience. I can’t believe that half the school year has come to an end. Over the course of this year, many students in Middle School have reached many positive outcomes. Many goals have been met and friendships have been established. What has stood out for me is the way new students have managed to get through a busy and hectic six months of school by adjusting to a variety of changes in their lives. From meeting new people, taking on a larger workload, living away from home for the first time, and transitioning to new systems and structures, young people of Middle School-age years have had to confront a variety of challenges. From my perspective, the current crop of students in Middle School should be proud of what they have achieved and should look forward to experiencing further success during Semester 2.

If there is any advice I can give to all Middle School students leading into the holidays, I would share the following:

  • As you enjoy your three weeks off prioritise your safety and well-being. Ensure that you are making smart choices in a variety of surroundings.
  • No doubt you will be staying connected with friends from TAS during the break. If you are doing this within the digital world, especially social media, make sure that you’re using this platform wisely. Be mindful of what you are posting and sharing remembering to respect the privacy and feelings of others. Being kind and positive in and outside the online world is important.
  • Take the time to rest and relax. Making the most of a good night’s sleep and ensuring you give yourself enough downtime will help you recharge the batteries.
  • During your time away from school, make a note of a few goals you’d like to achieve in Semester 2. Writing an idea or thought toward achieving something worthwhile is a great start.
  • Enjoy the time away from school with your family. The holidays will move very quickly so take advantage of family downtime, outings, or trips away.

I’m sure that all staff will also be enjoying the next few weeks off re-setting for another busy semester, none other than Mrs Regina Pollard. Regina is an integral member of the Diverse Learning team at TAS and Middle School and will be taking her long service leave in Semester 2. Regina gives so much to our Middle School students and will be missed during the second half of the school year. We wish her all the best during her leave away from work.

As this semester has been my first as Acting Head of Middle School, I want to thank everyone for all their support and guidance and hope that the wider Middle School community all have an enjoyable and relaxing half-yearly break. See you next term.

Mr James Brauer
Acting Head of Middle School

12. From the Head of Junior School

MR SCOTT CHITTENDEN

Mr-Scott-Chittenden

We hope that all members of the Junior School community have enjoyed the tremendous range of opportunities presented in Term 2 and that all have the chance to slow down a little during the upcoming holiday break. Tomorrow, Thursday 27 June, is the last day of Term 2 for all TAS students, which concludes with an assembly led by 2HP.

We are delighted to share that the School received approval to operate our Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service under ACECQA regulations. This allows us to operate a Vacation Care Program during each school holiday period and, in due course, will enable our families to claim the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to offset the cost of this care. While our application for CCS eligibility is still under assessment, we are pleased to be running a Vacation Care Service for primary school children of ‘school age’ (i.e. currently attending Kindergarten or above).

The main daily activity scheduled on each day of this service is listed below. A number of additional activities will also take place each day. Please note that children who attend Vacation Care are required to bring closed shoes, a sun smart hat and their own food. The $80 per day charge will be added to the accounts of all children who use this service. Bookings are to be made through the regular Xplor system.

Students not currently attending TAS are now able to participate in our OSHC program although their continuing involvement is contingent upon both the child(ren) adhering to the School’s behavioural expectations and the School’s ability to meet their particular needs. Please feel free to share the news of our Out of School Hours program with anyone who you feel may wish to use this service, either during the school holidays or after regular school days. The OSHC application process must be completed for all children, including those already at TAS, before bookings can be made. Please access this online form HERE. Should you or your friends have any questions regarding the OSHC program please do not hesitate to contact Ms Alannah Dunshea, OSHC Coordinator, at oshc@as.edu.au.

Junior School students learned last week of the inaugural House Engineering Challenge in which families are welcome to be involved. While we do hope most children would like to be involved, participation is entirely voluntary with entries to be submitted at the end of the first week of Term 3, Friday 26 July. All entries submitted will earn House points.

Families are welcome to assist in the design and construction, but the Junior School children must be the driving force throughout this process. Component parts must be found in a typical household and/or classroom (e.g. no steel plates joined by an arc welder!) with a minimum of three materials and two different joining techniques used. Examples of material that could be used include paper, pipe cleaners, straws, chopsticks, tin foil, glue from a hot glue gun, pom poms, icy pole sticks, recycled boxes or bottles, etc.

Children may enter either the ‘Looks’ or the ‘Function’ categories (see the judging criteria below), but not both. All designs must fit onto one A4 sheet of paper (i.e. the boat cannot exceed the width and length of an A4 sheet of paper; there is no limit on the depth/height).

The looks category will be judged on the aesthetics of the build as judged by the JS students and staff. Specifically, the design’s resemblance to a boat/ship that currently exists (tall ship, motor boat, aircraft carrier, canoe, etc) will be a determining factor. The Junior School community will be asked to identify their top three designs and the design with the most votes will win the competition.

The function category is a test of buoyancy. This will be tested by the placement of regular-sized marbles on centre of the deck of the vessel. The boat that holds the greatest number of marbles while remaining largely above the water line will be the winner. The boat’s capacity will be reached when a marble rolls/falls off the deck when placed in the middle, the boat lists to the point the marbles fall from the deck, or the boat either capsizes or sinks.

We hope all have a safe and enjoyable mid-year break and look forward to welcoming our Junior School community back to school on Tuesday 23 July, the first day of Term 3 for students.

Term 2 2024 Vacation Care Program

Happy Birthday

Many happy returns to the following students that have birthdays between now and the next edition: Finley Boyce, Bill Mayne, Elsie Nexo, Lily Cook, Georgia Flynn, Lucas Chapman, Darby Klabe, Edward Minter, Clayton Ritchie and Spencer Stone.


Mr Scott Chittenden

Head of Junior School

 

Thank you from Mr Ian Lloyd

Sally and I would like to thank the incredible Junior School community for their gift on my retirement in 2022. For various complicated reasons, we have only recently been able to make the most of the gift voucher to Bonville Golf Course. We both had a brilliant time. The weather was sunny and warm and we had a couple of games, along with some lessons and hints from the on course golf pro. With all the accommodation, meals and trimmings included, we both felt very grateful for your generosity and we both wanted to pass on our sincere thanks, wishing you all the very best for the remainder of the year.

Ian & Sally Lloyd

Upcoming Events

Thursday 27 JuneClasses conclude
Friday 28 JuneStaff Day
Tuesday 23 JulyClasses commence
Thursday 25 JulyJunior School Photo

Junior School Sport

U8s

TAS Under 8’s continued their winning season with a win over PLC on Saturday.

Well done, with a great team effort all around.

Mrs Cate Hayton

Community Notices