The students also enjoyed our Spelling Bee sessions during Week 7 which proved to be an enjoyable way to continue to practise and refine our spelling skills! Both Bees saw a high level of achievement and some friendly competition. Our gratitude is extended to Mrs Holland for her work in arranging these opportunities for our students. Mrs Holland has published the names of our winners in her report in this newsletter.
Kindergarten 2022 – Get to Know You Sessions
We had our first visits from our Kindergarten students for 2022 for their getting to know you sessions over the past fortnight. It has been a pleasure to welcome so many new students and families to our school. The children enjoyed their first taste of ‘big school’.
A huge thank you to all of our school families on your efforts with school photos - the students looked amazing in their uniforms! Unfortunately, the weather was a little underwhelming and we had to have our class photographs taken in the library. However, we are looking forward to the photos being processed and available in Term 3.
Lakes Grammar Habits
The Junior School utilises the learning framework of Lakes Grammar Habits to effectively integrate our Building Learning Power, Positive Behaviour for Learning and Virtues programs.
- Building Learning Power develops the capacity of students for learning, their curiosity, craftsmanship, creativity and collaboration.
- The Virtues program develops children’s Christian values, moral harmony and moral integrity, including kindness, honesty, trustworthiness, service, empathy and moral courage.
- Positive Behaviour for Learning develops our student self-regulation and self-awareness to demonstrate respect, responsibility and care for themselves and others.
The Junior School collectively focuses on a Habit each week drawn from one of the three programs whilst concurrently working with students to develop a range of habits and capacities in the day to day life of the school.
Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on the following concepts. These are also recorded in the Student Diary for each week:
Term 3 Week 1: Ask the right questions.
Term 3 Week 2: Consideration.
Stars of the Week
Demonstrating our Lakes Grammar Habit of ‘Identify the essentials and build on these (distil)’
Identify the essentials and build on these. (Distil)
Hannah B, Charlotte C, Lucy B, Katelyn S, Oliver C, Lennox B, Hugh P, Samantha O, Ryan C, Emma B, Spencer A, Tahlia W, Maryam A, Callum L and Emily G.
Demonstrating our Lakes Grammar Habit of ‘Understanding.’
Sophie L, Dakota H, Finlay M, Alexander P, Isabelle M, Anabella A, Bridey J, Mark T, Viktoria C, Isabella T, Jensen B, Oliver A, Zara V, Thomas P and Charlie C.
Congratulations to the following students in the Junior School who achieved their Platinum award this term.
Bridey J, Henry C, Oliver C, Quinn R, Chloe D, Bonnie C, Kobi K, Bronson C, Isabella T, Alice S, Flynn C, Patrick C, Rachel T, Caleb U, Nate W, Spencer A and Cameron S.
Acting Head of Junior School