Primary School News
Mr Liam Beatty, Head of Primary School
Dear Primary Families,
As we move into the final fortnight of the term, we shift our focus to the Marist characteristic of Simplicity.
The reflection below speaks of the ‘simplicity of behaviour’ as an important aspect of being Marist.
We strive to be persons of integrity – truthful, open-hearted and transparent in our relationships (WFR #33)
At our yard assembly this morning I reminded the boys about the importance of doing the simple things right, to ensure that we finish the term on a positive note. The simple things we noted were: treating others as we would like to be treated, giving 100% effort in our upcoming assessments and ensuring that we wear our uniform with pride. I think each of these ‘simple things’ are very much achievable for our young Marist men in the final weeks of term, and I appreciate your cooperation in reinforcing this message at home.
I trust all the Primary dads had a great Father's Day on Sunday. The video below is a great snapshot of the wonderful role our dads play.
Congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 Debating Teams who finished their QDU seasons undefeated. Their thorough research, convincing arguments and skilful rebuttals, provided very stiff competition for their opponents. Many thanks to Ms Jen Little and Ms Robyn Brown for their support of the boys throughout the season.
Year 5 Team
Oscar Chapman, James Phelan, Oliver Crowley, Jack Donahue and Callum Nowers
Year 6 Teams - 6.1
Thomas Davis, Connor O’Rourke, Kayden Kyoung, Nick Steffens, Harry Player
Year 6 Teams - 6.2
Henry Walker, Lucas Weigl, Ted Armstrong, Kaelan Mulqueen, Ed Hancock
This weekend will see the final round of our Term 3 AIC Sport competition, and the final time many of our Year 6 students will play primary school sport. Whilst it was a season that continued to be disrupted by weather and illness, I know that all the boys enjoyed the opportunity to represent the College. Thank you to our Primary teachers (Mr Trebbin, Mr Lidstone, Mr Furminger and Ms Little) who coached a sport team and continued to build valuable and authentic relationships with our boys and their families. My sincere thanks also to Mr John Lambourne (Head of Primary Sport) for all his efforts in ensuring the season ran smoothly.
Primary School Mass
Next Wednesday morning (14 September) all Primary boys are asked to be as school by 7:45am for our Primary School Mass which commences in The Chapel at 8:00am. This is an important opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate the Eucharist and give thanks for our term together. Thank you to Marist Voices and the Music Department who will be leading our hymns for the occasion.
A reminder that bookings for Grandparents Day close this Thursday 8 September at 3:00pm. Get your tickets here and don’t miss out.
Primary Sport Update - Mr John Lambourne
Congratulations Nicholas Osborn (6B) who recently represented the College at the Australian School Sport (10-12 Years) National Swimming Championships, held at Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler.
Nicholas achieved a medal in every one of his events:
- Gold100m freestyle
- Silver100m butterfly4 x 50m freestyle relay4 x 50m medley relay
- Bronze50m freestyle50m butterfly200m freestyle
Nicholas was also named Queensland Male Swimmer of the Meet.
Congratulations Hayden Lockhart (6R) who has been selected to represent the College at the Queensland School Sport (10-12 Years) State Track and Field Championships.
Term 3 AIC Sport
Primary Internal Basketball
Boys are still welcome to come and play in a social basketball competition Friday afternoon, games will run 3:30pm–4:30pm. This Friday will be the final week.
With Marist College hosting all AIC rugby league fixtures this week, the Year 5 and Year 6 teams will be featured on McMahon Oval, with the Year 5 boys playing as a curtain raiser before the 1st and 2nd XII matches. It would be great to see lots of supporters there Saturday.
Track and Field
AIC Track and Field Meet #3, Thursday 8 September, State Athletics Facility (SAF), Nathan
The meet is open to all students who wish to qualify for the AIC T&F Championships, to be held, Week 1, Term 4. AIC T&F meets are run as time trials / selection meets. A bus will be provided to and from T&F meets each week. Boys are requested to use the bus sign-on sheet located outside the Primary Sports office if they wish to catch the bus. The bus will depart from the College Bus stop @ 2:00pm and return @ 5:30pm (approx.), return details will be posted on the College APP. If your son catches the bus and you collect him, it is very important to ensure you inform a staff member.
TRACK EVENT SCHEDULE
MCA – LANE 2
200m – Years 5&6
800m – Years 5&6
100m – Years 5&6
Hurdles – Years 5&6
FIELD EVENT SCHEDULE
AIC Championships, Friday & Saturday, 7 & 8 October
Boys wishing to qualify for AIC Track and Field Championships should be available to train during Term 3 holidays.
AIC Meet #3 – Thursday 8 September
AIC Meet #4 – Wednesday 14 September
Holiday Meet #1 – Thursday, 22 September
Holiday Meet #2 – Thursday, 29 September
Years 5-6 Track and Field Training Schedule
We are always on the lookout for photos and action shots to be used for the Blue & Gold, other College publications, season or end-of-year wrap-ups etc. Please follow this link and add your photos. Marist College Ashgrove Primary Sports Photos
Please ensure that you download the College App to your smartphone. This app will be used weekly to inform you of sporting fixtures, cancellations and bus arrival information.