Principal's Report

Message from the Principal

Science Week began with a splash last week as all students participated in a virtual visit to the Melbourne Aquarium. This interactive incursion is supporting the student's Inquiry Learning this term as they investigate what it means to be a Responsible Steward of Creation, caring for the environment. 

It was also wonderful to see all of our students dressed as underwater creatures, last Friday. We hope we are inspiring their future careers and to be environmentally aware.

 

Building and Landscape Project

The Tender process has begun for our School Building and Landscape Project, with 6 builders being shortlisted. The tender period is for 3 weeks and will conclude Friday 20 November. I look forward to sharing with you, the name of our building and landscape contractor.

Prep Transition

It was lovely welcoming our 2021 Prep students to school last week for their first transition day. They attended in groups of 10 and experienced indoor and outdoor learning and play spaces. We look forward to seeing them again this Wednesday at 1.30pm.

School Closure Day

Camp Australia will offer a full day program on Friday 20 November. They have advised that we would require a minimum of 10 bookings in order to run so please register your child today if you are interested. Register your child 

Naidoc Week

 

This week we are celebrating Naidoc Week and immersing our students in a variety of activities to enrich their knowledge, understanding and interest of First Nations people who have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.  https://www.naidoc.org.au/about/naidoc-week

Mangoes

 

Thank-you everyone for supporting our Mango Fundraiser this year. It has been a huge success and we look forward to their delivery in December.

I would also like to thank Rhyannon Elliott for coordinating this fundraiser over the years. This is her final year at St John's School and the Mango Fundraiser is one of the many events that she has organised for the community.

Science Jokes of the Week 

I was reading a book on Helium, which was facinating. I couldn't put it down.
 
One tectonic plate bumped into another and said, "Sorry, my fault!"

 

Have a fantastic Week!

Verona Gridley

Principal 

vgridley@sjmitcham.catholic.edu.au