And with that, the term has concluded!
Firstly, I would like to thank all staff, students, and families for making me feel so welcome in my first term at Lakes. I have appreciated the opportunities to meet with, call and chat to the parents who have been in and around the junior school this term. For those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of speaking with yet, I hope our paths cross in Term 4.
I am thrilled by the high quality of the leadership nominations that the junior school fielded for the college captain and the leadership team places. Mrs Jobe-Parker and I thoroughly enjoyed reading through the leadership passports and we thank the students and their families for their commitment to this process. We are looking forward to presenting the student leaders with their badges and acknowledging their roles at our Leadership Induction Ceremony on Tuesday 11 October at 10am in the senior school hall. Invitations have been sent to parents of our 2023 leaders.
Congratulations to the Open Girls soccer team who came second at HRIS on 13 September. The students travelled to Maitland Park and narrowly lost the grand final 1-0. Great work team and thank you Mr Holden!
Our Year 6 students enjoyed a Year 7 orientation day on Wednesday 14 September where the senior school staff worked with them on a range of activities that they will undertake when they move onto senior school next year. Thanks to all the staff involved in making this such a successful day for our students.
Mr Holden took five students to the State Chess competition in Sydney last Friday. Congratulations to Mac M, Erin M, Callum L, Zaella G and Marcus W for their time and effort.
We enjoyed a lovely end of term awards ceremony in the senior school hall celebrating the heart, soul, mind, and strength achievements of the students, as well as the platinum awards. We also had a range of students participate in the pride in excellence morning tea.
A small group of 2022 kindergarten students had morning tea with the 12 “original” kindy students from the current Year 12 cohort. This was a fun event, hearing the stories of the Year 12 students about their junior school days and watching our oldest students interact with our youngest ones.
A beautiful day greeted us on Tuesday for the much-anticipated colour run. Originally scheduled for Term 1, we were finally able to hold it in much nicer weather. It was great to see so many of our students engaged and enjoying the run with their peers and teachers.
Mrs Kylie McPherson
Head of Junior School
Kindergarten enjoyed a wonderful Teddy Bear’s Picnic in Week 9. Parents, families, children, and teddies had a wonderful time picnicking and playing games on the school oval. Thanks to all who joined!
Mrs April O’Donnell
On Friday 16 September 2022, Lakes Grammar’s junior school chess team competed at the Interschools Chess Competition state finals. It was a great experience for the five chess players, and they finished a commendable 9th. The team consisted of Marcus W, Mac M, Erin M, Zaella G and Callum L.
Mr Tim Holden
Junior school teacher
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