Primary

Dear Parents,

After five very busy learning and teaching weeks back here at school, the long weekend was certainly a wonderful opportunity for us all to slow down a little, enjoy the company of family and friends and recharge our batteries for the remainder of the term.

Yesterday our students participated in the Twilight Interhouse Swimming Carnival at Claremont Pools. The path to this competition started back in early February, where all students from Years 3-6 participated in swimming lessons. We also had a very committed group of students taking part in after-school swimming training twice a week.

As our carnival progressed a number of things became clear. Firstly, the attitude and behaviour of our students was superb. Secondly, the encouragement our students gave to each other was outstanding. Thirdly, the support provided from the staff and parents to the students at the pool was terrific to see.

We should be extremely proud of how hard our swimmers tried on the night. The smiles on their faces after completing a race was definitely the highlight of the Carnival.

Congratulations to our Champion House - LOYOLA

LOYOLA

381

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ST LOUIS

251

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WARD

229

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CAMPION

225

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LORETO

206

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KOOLYANGARRA

190

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Congratulations to our super-swimmers Grace Barbour in the Girls Butterfly and Charles Hodge in the 50M Freestyle and Backstroke for their record breaking results! We are so proud of you!

Special thanks to Mr Alderman for co-ordinating this great sporting event. We can now look forward to the Interschool Carnival on 17 th March at Newman College.

A big thank you also to the Parents' Association for providing funds for the electronic timing equipment used on the night and to all the parent volunteers who volunteered their time and to Glen Mitchell for providing the entertaining commentary.

Next Tuesday night the students from Year 5B are setting off to the Zoo. This is a great opportunity for the student's to discover Perth Zoo after dark and to participate in team building and conservation focussed activities. I'm sure the students are going to thoroughly enjoy this educational and fun-filled experience. They will all be sleeping in the Zoo's homestead barn under the watchful eye of Mr Edwards, Ms Allen, Mrs Purcell and myself.

Tomorrow night the Junior Primary Oval is transformed for the Annual Family Picnic. St Francis Xavier playground will be officially opened and blessed by Fr Jamie Calder SJ. The fun and games will begin at 5pm. We look forward to seeing many families at this parent organised event.

Kind Regards,

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

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