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Junior School news

It is hard to believe that we are already concluding Term 1. We have had an eventful term filled with activities, achievements and opportunities for growth. A heartfelt thank you to all the parents who attended our recent parent-teacher evening. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your child’s progress.

Grit and Growth Mindset awards

Celebrating the resilience and determination of our students, we presented the first set of Grit and Growth Mindset awards at our last assembly.

It’s inspiring to see students being recognised for their efforts and positive attitude towards their school life. Students have worked very hard this term and should be proud of themselves.

Year 5 Camp

The much anticipated Year 5 camp kicked off this week, with students embarking on an exciting adventure. We’re confident that the camp will be a memorable and enriching experience for all participants.

A big thank you to the staff and organisers for their dedication in planning and executing this camp.

It has certainly been a busy and fulfilling period of adjustment and growth for our students. We encourage to take some time during the upcoming Easter holiday to rest, recharge and reflect on the achievements and experiences of Term 1.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community.

Lisa Doyle
Head of Junior School

Sink or Float

Our Year 1 Science class recently investigated the push of water on floating objects. We discussed and explained how this happens. In one of our lessons, we conducted an experiment to test if a piece of plasticine could float.

Firstly, we placed a ball of plasticine in a tub of water. It sank! We tried flattening the ball of plasticine like a pancake and it still sank!

We thought if we pushed and pressed the plasticine out thinly and made sure there were no holes it might work. Success...the plasticine floated!

It was fun testing how many marbles the plasticine 'boat' could hold before it sank. It was interesting to observe the different boats the students made.

Maria Grujicic
Junior School Teacher

Strings of Magenta

Year 2 Magenta showed their enthusiasm when learning stringed instruments during Music this term.

Students started by learning the correct technique for setting up and holding their instruments. They particularly like to play along with a backing track when coming together as a classroom ensemble.

Wan-Ling Chang
Head of String Studies

The force is with you

Year 3 students love learning about Science. We have been learning about forces, friction and gravity.

We worked in groups to investigate how far we could propel an object when we changed the strength of the force applied.

We found out that the greater the force applied, the further we could move a marshmallow!

Dee Little
Junior School Teacher

Band in the making

The Year 5 Music classes are off to a great start. They are now allocated and playing their first notes on our Nuvo instruments.

Each student in 5 Emerald and 5 Gold had the opportunity this semester to learn to play a band instrument and hone their collaboration skills by playing these instruments as part of a class band.

A big thanks to Mrs Hogbin, Ms Tobin and Mr Pye for their support and patience as these students begin an exciting musical journey.

Ilona Martin
Head of Music

Parliament House excursion

Last Tuesday, the Year 6 students went on an excursion to Parliament House because we have been learning about democracy and how our government works.

We participated in a mock election and learned how the preferential voting system is used in Australian elections.

We also met Members of Parliament and saw them in action as they welcomed us to record our visit on the Hansard. We were very impressed with the building and the symbols that were used to represent our history and uniqueness here in the Northern Territory.

Grace Baunach and Rowan Unwin
Junior School Captains