MID-YEAR RECEPTION CLASS UPDATE
The sounds of excitement and joy could be heard across the Primary Campus as our newest students started their schooling journey in the Mid-year Reception class. The students have shown a great sense of pride and commitment to following the routines and expectations of school. We have been very busy the last two weeks exploring, creating, discovering, playing and delighting in the joy of finding new friends.
The families and teachers are all so proud of the confident and enthusiastic start the boys have made to school. We cannot wait to share our learning journey and all the memorable moments of the Mid-year Reception Class. Well done boys on your successful transition to St Michael’s College!
Ms Belinda Melville-Jones and Ms Mel Becker, Mid-year Reception Class Teachers
2020 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS NETBALL CARNIVAL
On Wednesday, 29 July, St Michael’s Primary competed in the Catholic Schools Netball Carnival held at Priceline Stadium. 40 students from across Year 4 to Year 6 showcased their netball skills against 20 local Catholic schools from across the state. It was great to witness the boys participating in the carnival for the first time in our school’s history. At the conclusion of the day our boys won a total of 13 out of 18 games and showed great enthusiasm, endeavour and sportsmanship with each game played. A big thank you to Mr Sayers and Mrs McNeil for coaching the teams.
Mr Dion Gazettas, Health & Physical Education Teacher and Sports Co-Curricular Coordinator – Primary Campus
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) takes place each year throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific regions, and are an initiative of Educational Assessment Australia of the University of New South Wales.
The experience provides an opportunity for students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation.
St Michael’s College offers all students in Years 4 and 6 the opportunity to participate in the following 2020 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools.
Both Year 4 and 6 students have been entered into the Science, Writing, and Mathematics Competitions on the dates listed below:
|Science||Wednesday 19 August|
|Mathematics||Wednesday 2 September|
The competitions provide the opportunity for students to challenge their own learning in a range of skills required in each subject. It also recognises and rewards all students for their efforts through a certificate and an individual results letter. This will indicate which questions they answered correctly, as well as the average mark for their state. Student achievement will be recognised at assemblies and in The Star.
We recommend that these competitions are particularly beneficial for students and future learning analytics within the school, therefore the cost for each competition will be covered by the College.
Note: Parents of our Year 4 and 6 students received a more detailed letter regarding this year’s ICAS competitions on Wednesday, 22 July 2020.
Please contact the Primary Campus if your child is in Year 4 and/or 6, and you did not receive this letter.