Around the Primary

Dear Parents

Thank you all for coming along and supporting the children on Open Night. Your presence and positive support was very much appreciated. Special thanks to the Primary staff for preparing their class-rooms so beautifully - the quality of the work and the creativity of displays was fantastic. In addition, a sincere thank you to all the music teachers for organising the amazing entertainment on the night. Most importantly, I would like to congratulate the children for working so hard and producing wonderful work across all the learning areas.

We have been extremely unfortunate with the weather this week which disrupted the running of our Years 3-6 Interhouse Athletics Carnival. It is important to note that the decision to reschedule the Carnival was done with the best interests of the students in mind. I would like to thank the staff for willingly adapting their classroom programs over the last few days and to all the parents for being so flexible and supportive. Furthermore, it was great to see so many parents and grandparents brave the wet and windy weather conditions and join us on the oval on Wednesday.

Well done to all the students - we are very proud of your efforts! We were able to finish all the running events although the team games have yet to be completed. The long range forecast regarding the weather is not promising but we hope to run these team games on Thursday , 26th September at 1.30pm. We will then be able to announce the champion house for 2013.

Thank you to Mr Alderman for organising the Carnival and to all staff and parents who helped with the setting up, the packing away and with the various tasks that needed to be carried out on Carnival day.

Our Interschool team has been selected and we wish them well at the IPSHA Interschool Carnival at that will be held at All Saints on Tuesday 24th September. Let's hope for better conditions!

Just a reminder, our Grandparents' Picnic is scheduled for Friday 18th October (weather permitting). We understand that some grandparents may not be able to come along and we would welcome another family member or special family friend to join us for the picnic lunch.

We hope many parents and friends can join us at the Twilight Recital this Sunday afternoon. The concert begins at 5.30pm in the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre.

Kind regards

Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary


Congratulations to Grace Barbour (4B) who competed in the Short Course State Swimming Championships at Challenge Stadium last weekend. Grace won two medals:

  • Silver medal for the 50m Butterfly for 9 year old girls
  • Gold medal for the 100m Individual Medley for 9 year old girls. Grace is now the State champion for this event.

Grace has worked very hard in the pool and we are very proud of her wonderful achievements. Congratulations Grace!

Visual Day of Excellence

Congratulations to our Year 6 students, Eloise Watson and Harrison McNeilly for attending the Western Region Catholic Primary Schools', 'Visual arts Day of Excellence' at Iona Presentation Primary School on Thursday 19th September. Eloise and Harrison used plywood, hammers, nails and yarn to create and construct their own original string art with a typographic twist.

Well done to Eloise and Harrison - your creations look amazing!


  • Sunday 22nd September
  • Twilight Recital (5.30pm - Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre)
  • Tuesday 24th September
  • Years 3-6 IPSHA Interschool Athletics Carnival at All Saints College
  • Wednesday 25th September
  • Year 5 & 6 Enrichment Students Sports Expo (6.30pm - Exhibition Centre)
  • Thursday 26th September
  • Year 2 Excursion to the Mint and Bell Tower
  • Years 3-6 Interhouse Team Games (1.30pm - Weather permitting)
  • Friday 27th September
  • Year 4G Assembly (9am - Roncalli Hall)

Congratulations to the following 63 students who will be representing our College at the Inter-school Athletics Carnival next Tuesday 24th September at All Saints College.

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

James Fryer

Lachlan Preston

Ethan Quinlivan

Sloan Burton

Thomas Gregory

Ruby Vlahov

Hugo Barich

Ella Matthews

Anna Peachey

Holly Cannon

Tiala Slatter

Ben O'Connor

Zoe Bennecke

Kanan Miranda

Abby Fowles

Harrison Thong

Kyan D'Castro

Olive Matthews

Mia Burton

Max O'Connor

Luca Matthews

Daniel Morgan

Joey Betts

Imogen Hooke

Shenae Baker

Sebastian Cole

Matthew Steinepreis

Juliette Steens

Ruby Williamson

Charlotte Maggi

Jessica Matera

Samuel Jobson

Jemima Broderick

James Hodge

Imogen Croudace

John Goonewardene

Emily Meyer

Talei Macdougall

Oliver Woodland

Caitlin Thornton

Poppy Barich

Rosie Defrancesco

Kieran Kavanagh

James Hackett

Mark Bauersachs

Thomas Rear

Sullivan Jones

Danny McGurgan

Hugo Croudace

Thomas Standen

Christian Jarvis

Logan Young

David Thomson

Joel Smith

Harrison McNeilly

Thomas Kitchin

Sophie Matthews

Bianca Lowenadler

Rebecca McGurgan

Patrick Robson

Ellen Robinson

Ashleigh Smith

Lucinda Maggi