Junior School News
Congratulations to Barron House who won the Junior school Swimming Carnival. It has been five years since they last won so well done gentleman, a great team effort.
Special mention should be made of a record-breaking swim by Jonathan Yang of Year 5. Jonathan broke the U11 50m record for breaststroke in a time of 43.85 seconds which has stood since 1991. A fantastic achievement. Well done Jonathon.
Tomorrow we have a sports day all day. The boys will be bussed down to Oxford Falls (the exception is those boys playing tennis who will spend the morning at Roseville Tennis Club and then be bussed to Oxford Falls in the afternoon.) Please ensure your son has his morning tea and lunch for the day. The boys will know their teams on Friday and they will be participating in our Saturday sporting competition on Saturday.
Parent Information Night for Years 5 and 6
Thank you to all the parents who attended the parent information evenings. I trust you found it useful. Year 5 parents will receive a letter regarding the Year 5 Camp this evening with a medical/dietary link. The Camp has asked that they be completed by next Wednesday 14th February. (Just a reminder that next Wednesday is St Valentines Day and Ash Wednesday!)
If your son has a medical condition where we are required to carry medication such as an asthma plan/puffer or an epipen, could you please ensure that we have all this information.
Some Dates to keep in your diary:
- Saturday 17th February – P &F Commencement Mass and Social at 5.30 pm
- Monday 19th February – Junior School P/T interviews (short interviews where you tell us about your son)
- Wednesday 28th February to Friday 2nd March – Year 6 Camp
- Wednesday 7th March to Friday 9th March – Year 5 Camp
- Saturday 17th March – College Open Day
- Friday 6th April – P &F Cocktail Party
Thanking you for your support.
Mr T Long - Head of Junior School
Junior School Sport
Thursday Sport: All day sport again this Thursday as we finish our summer sport trials. A full packed recess/lunch are required. Boys may be collected at 2.20pm from the car-park at the conclusion of Sport.
Twitter / Wet Weather Procedure: Follow @SPXJuniorSport for instant updates regarding late sporting changes, cancellations etc. Full details here.
House Captains: Congratulations to the following students voted by their peers and staff as leaders for 2018.
Basketball: The first game of the 6 week, Term 1 season begins this Saturday 10th February. Boys will be notified of their team and issued a singlet on Thursday/Friday after our final session of trials. All relevant information is on the College website. Please ensure boys are correctly attired in College-only uniform and at their venue 20 mins prior to tip-off.
Softball: The first game of the 6 week, Term 1 season is against Trinity College this Saturday. Wet weather procedures will be in place (as per the season draw and information letter). All relevant information is also on the College website. Please ensure boys are correctly attired in College-only uniform, have protective equipment and are at the venue 20 minutes prior to commencement time.
NSTA Tennis: Rd 1 is on Saturday the 17th February. Boys will be notified of their team and will be given further team, draw and venue details once the Competition grading has been released. The summer competition is graded and run in conjunction with the Senior School. Boys are graded in ability groups and grading may transcend year groups. Please check under NSTA Tennis in the Senior School Sport section for future correspondence.
Rugby: Trials for the upcoming Armidale Rugby Tour will take place on Thursday 15th February as part of sport. Year 6 students playing Rugby for the College are invited to trial. The tour takes place from 13th to 15th April in Armidale, NSW. All tour management, including transport, accommodation and meals are organised by the College. Parents and friends can attend in support if they wish to make their own arrangements. Accommodation books out very early but the Rugby Club has secured several rooms on behalf of SPX parents – more information to follow after team selections are complete.
Football (Soccer): Trials for the upcoming Tamworth Football Tour will take place on Thursday 15th February as part of sport. Year 6 students playing Football for the College are invited to trial. The tour takes place from 13th to 15th April in Tamworth, NSW. All tour management, including transport, accommodation and meals are organised by the College. Parents and friends can attend in support if they wish to make their own arrangements.
Mr G Virgona - Junior School Sportsmaster
Chatswood Junior Rugby Club: Please see the flyer below regarding playing Junior Rugby in the local community area.
Mr S Brannan - Head of Student Services