St Anne’s Campus newsletter: Oct 18, 2019

Oct 18, 2019 | St Anne's News

After success at the Wellington Division Athletics, 10 St Anne’s students were selected to compete at the Gippsland Regional Athletics in Newborough on Tuesday. In perfect weather conditions the students represented Gippsland in an excellent manner alongside eight fellow Gippsland Grammar students from Bairnsdale Campus. Our team included Will Murray, Himesh Rajapakse, Zara Stasinowsky, Ruby Christian, Jessy McGovern, Lily Canfield, Xanthe Wade, Mia Goold, Melina Beanland and Cruz Coggan. Students who finished in the top two places progress to the State Championships, which will be held on Thursday October 24.  Congratulations to Jessy McGovern (shot put) and Cruz Coggan (long jump) who will progressing to Melbourne for this event.
Jessy McGovern and Cruz Coggan will compete in the State Athletics in Melbourne next week.

Fellowship
This morning we celebrated Flynn’s Fellowship in style, with a focus on teamwork and resilience. Our Year 3 students identified what teamwork and resilience means and they reflected on how they have demonstrated both attributes. The processional was played by Sophie Moy, Ebony Running, Mehek Kisha, Lucy Dray, Leila Grattan, Zoe Vines and Isabella Spoljaric. Ella Lamb played the piano for the recessional. We also acknowledged our students who had raised funds for our Jump Rope for Heart this year. Jump Rope for Heart aims to improve kids’ fitness through skipping and raise funds to fight heart disease. Thank you to all that supported our efforts.

Year 6 Camp
This week our Year 6 students from St Anne’s and Bairnsdale headed up to Gelantipy for our annual Year 6 Karoonda Park camp. During this camp, our students are exposed to a range of outdoor adventures including abseiling, zip-lining, horse riding, orienteering and much more. The highlight for many is rafting down the mighty Snowy River. I was lucky enough to be a part of this camp and I was impressed with our students’ willingness to give things a go, challenge themselves, work together and show respect to one another. A huge thank you to Miss Prue McNaughton and Mrs Julie Jago for organising the camp and to our parent helpers, Ben Crowe, Ryan McMillan, Marcus Grubb for giving up their time and keeping our students safe.  Our Year 5 and Year 4 students and teachers head off on their school camp adventures in the coming weeks.

Year 6 students have been on camp at Gelantipy this week.

Power of Positive Parenting Seminar
Don’t forget to register for our upcoming seminar on the ‘Power of Positive Parenting’. This is a free positive parenting seminar which will be held from 6.30-8pm on Monday October 21 at St Anne’s Campus. These seminars are part of the Victorian Government’s Supporting Families of the Latrobe Valley initiative.  Triple P’s Power of Positive Parenting seminar can help all parents to:
* Raise happy, confident children
* Encourage positive behaviour
* Set routines that everyone follows
* Balance work and family life
To book your seat, at www.triplep-parenting.net.au/latrobevalley/

Sherpa Kids (by Kelly)
Our theme for the first two weeks of Term 4 has been spring. The children celebrated spring through the creation of sprout houses, which they made out of sponges and decorated them with seeds, and they are now enthusiastically waiting the germination of the plants.  The children also got creative designing and painting flowers pots, which were baked in the oven to seal the paint. They also planted vegetable seeds in a small portable greenhouse and added seed-raising mix to the seedling trays and planted vegie seeds.

Vacation Care was a success again over the holidays however due to low numbers some days had to be cancelled, the remaining days were well received with a good number of bookings.  The highlight from Vacation Care was a visit from Chris Jankovic who took the children through AFL ball skills where he helped out with accuracy and showed the children the correct techniques to avoid injury.

Finally Sherpa-kids Grammar will be open for the pupil-free days on Monday November 18 and Friday November 22. Vacation Care will run again from December 13 to the 20, however this will be subject to a minimum number of bookings. To book for these days, please email gippsland@sherpa-kids.com.au or phone 0438 366 929.

Kind regards,
Jie Van Berkel
Head of St Anne’s Campus

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