Primary Update Term 2 Week 8

Year 3 Red & Year 1 Red Assemblies

In the last fortnight, the 3 Red and 1 Red classes shared with us their class assemblies. Last week, 3 Red shared a Narnia-inspired assembly, focusing on the message of showing courage and standing up for what you believe is right, which was a fantastic message to share with our 3-6 students. This morning Year 1 Red shared the importance of brain breaks in their assembly, finishing with a great example of a brain break – a song and dance! Thank you to 3 Red and 1 Red for their entertaining and informative assemblies.

Year 3-6 Building

It was a busy and exciting week at our Lavalla Campus this week as we moved into the brand-new Years 3-6 Building. Our students (and staff) were thrilled to finally be moved in and working in such amazing learning spaces. With this stage now complete, the focus shifts to the creation of our future PK-2 and specialist learning spaces over the coming months – more exciting times ahead!

Kiss N Ride Shelter Lavalla

A reminder to all Lavalla parent who utilise Kiss N Ride at Lavalla to please ensure you have your family name tag clearly on display when you collect your children at the end of the day. This ensures our process can run smoothly, efficiently and as quickly as possible. As the wet weather approaches, we are awaiting the delivery and installation of some shelter at the Kiss N Ride to provide shelter from the elements throughout the year.

Lego Donations

Buddy Day Celebrations – Friday 14 June

As part of our Champagnat Day celebrations, students from Kindergarten to Year 6 will gather at the Lavalla Campus for Buddy Day activities and the annual Lapathon on Friday 14 June. It will be a wonderful opportunity for our Marian students to see the brand new 3-6 classrooms with their buddies, and to see the site of their future PK-2 classrooms.

Please click here for more information regarding Buddy Day. For more information click here.

For the Churchlands Campus map, please click here.

Newman Norms / Medals of Marcellin

Our new Newman Norms are now on our website and I encourage you to have a look at these expectations for our Primary students – Newman Norms – Newman College. Each week our staff and students will focus on 1 Norm, to discuss and unpack what that norm means for our students in their day-to-day school life.

In Week 6 Jack (Marian) and Sammy (Lavalla) were drawn out of the raffle and congratulated for demonstrating our Newman Norm of Respectfully Listen and Follow Routines and instructions.

Due to the Public holiday this week, our Week 7 draw for the raffle for our norm of Try our personal best in all activities will be drawn at next week’s prayer assembly.

Congratulations to all students who received a raffle ticket in Weeks 6 & 7 –These raffle tickets have now been converted into faction tokens and placed in our faction token tubes in the front office of each campus!

URSTRONG – Lesson 3 Complete

Lesson 3 Review

This term we have commenced the roll-out of the URSTRONG Friendship Curriculum across the Primary. All students through PK-6 engaged in Lesson 3 last week. The areas of focus across our year levels in Lesson 3 were:

PK-2: Teaches students strategies for making new friends, including how to introduce themselves and ask a friend to play.

Yr 3 & 4: Anchors students in the ‘truths’ of friendship so they have realistic expectations in their friendships. Students learn the WWW strategy for their friendships.

Yr 5 & 6: Helps students identify the difference between healthy and unhealthy friendships and friendship groups, both in-person and online, and the impact body language has on our friendships.

Lesson 4 will be rolled out next week across the primary.

A reminder parents have access to a FREE URSTRONG parent membership. We hope that as a URSTRONG Family, you will reinforce the important messages of empowerment, self-compassion, & kindness at home.

Lavalla Homework Club

A reminder that Lavalla Homework club takes place in the breakout spaces on the bottom floor of the new 3-6 building.  Please use the automatic glass sliding doors to enter the building when collecting your child.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead.

Ryan von Bergheim