During Term 1 the Reception and Year 4 students have commenced their buddy program. Through this, the Year 4 students have had an opportunity to demonstrate leadership and responsibility whilst supporting the Reception students to transition to school and establish a sense of community at St Michael’s College. The students have participated in a range of activities together to foster positive relationships and help the Reception students learn some new skills. We look forward to continuing this program throughout the year.
Miss Madeline Cole, Early Primary Coordinator & Reception Teacher
YEAR 5 ALDINGA CAMP
From Wednesday 3 March to Friday 5 March, Year 5 students went on camp at the Aldinga Holiday Park.
The Aldinga Camp was really fun and we all had lots of exciting experiences and activities. The activities were based around working as a team and included:
- Attack and defence games
- Brain games
- Life size ‘rock paper scissors’
On the first night we played Scattergories and on the second night we watched the movie ‘Space Jam’. There were eight cabins that we all shared with 6-8 students in each one.
On the second day we walked from the camp to Sellick’s Beach and did a Surf Life Saving course. We learnt how to rescue people in the water, as well as activities such as body boarding, sand races and relays in the ocean.
Everybody had a great time and it was lots of fun.
Thank you to Mr Pagonis and Mr Sayers for organizing our camp!
Written by the Year 5 Class Leaders
2021 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SWIMMING CARNIVAL
On Monday 15 March, 18 St Michael’s Primary students participated in the annual South Australian Catholic Schools Section 1 Swimming Carnival held at George Bolton Swimming Pool at Burnside. This carnival has some of the best Catholic School swimmers from across the State! The boys competed in a variety of swimming events including open medley, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle relays. There were some outstanding and notable achievements throughout the day with the boys finishing in 3rd place out of 7 schools.
Well done to all the boys involved!
Mr Dion Gazettas, Primary Co-curricular Coordinator