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Pulteney Review Weekly. Term 4, Week 5 2020

This week's update

View this week's update with Denise O'Loughlin and Paul Ryan.

What You Need To Know This Week

Year 3 Outdoor Education Camp – Thursday 19 to Friday 20 November -  Consent Form here

Year 6 2021 Parent Information Morning – Monday 23 November 2020 – RSVP here

Year 6 HASS/English  Migration Museum excursion – 18 and 19 November – Consent form here

Prep Concert Choir - end of year events -  Tuesday 24 November and Thursday 26 November - Consent form here

Middle School

Year 7 Excursion to Adelaide Zoo - Friday 20 November – Consent form here   (by Friday 13 November)

Year 7 Chinese Chinatown Excursion - Wednesday 18 November - Consent form here

Year 8 Chinese Chinatown Excursion - Friday 20 November – Consent form here

Year 9 Final Assembly - Friday 4 December – Attendance response here

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Senior Drum Corp, Legacy Walk - Friday 6 November 2020 -  Consent form here

Remembrance Day

Pulteney’s commemoration of the end of World War I will take place on Wednesday 11 November. The gathering of past and currently serving Old Scholars, together with the whole school, presents one of the most significant days in our calendar. We will commence with the School’s traditional observance of Remembrance Day starting at 10.30am.  We encourage the wearing of decorations and medals, be they yours or next of kin, on the day. Friends and family are, of course, most welcome to attend.

Pulteney Celebrates
Pulteney Celebrates in times of Covid-19

This year’s Pulteney Celebrates will proceed thanks to the continuing successful management of the pandemic in South Australia, but will do so with some restrictions to maintain appropriate CovidSafe protocols.

The School wishes to advise that, in accordance with both School and venue CovidSafe protocols: 

  • Pulteney Celebrates will be limited to a maximum of 700 attendees
  • Attendance will be limited to:
    • Prize winners
    • Year 11 and Year 12 students
    • Parents and family of prize winners
    • Parents and family of Year 12 students
    • Staff of the School
  • 1.5m social distancing protocols will be in place through the auditorium
  • Hand sanitiser will be available upon arrival

Further information regarding the evening and CovidSafe protocols will be disseminated to all attendees closer to the event. We look forward to 2021 and the chance to welcome the broader school community once more.

SAHMRI Observation Visit

Recently four Year 9 girls, Scarlett Howard, Elsie Pearce, Niah Kilgariff-Johnson and Manon Howell–Meurs, had the wonderful opportunity to attend an observation day at the South Australian Health and Medical Research facility (SAHMRI). This opportunity came about after a Science Week guest speaker kindly offered to host a ‘“Scientist for a day” opportunity. Throughout the day, the students had a tour of the SAHMRI building and an introduction to working in a laboratory, they undertook some supervised laboratory activities and clinical imaging data analysis and attended the animal house. This opportunity to observe ‘life as a scientist’ enabled these Year 9 girls to continue to explore their interest in this area for future study and career opportunities. 

Below are some observations of the day from the students:

What did you enjoy? The whole day was extremely engaging and fun. I would say we all enjoyed everything equally, although we did love seeing the mice. We really liked the wide range of activities on the day - from measuring protein (through a western blot test) pipetting, growing blood vessels and asking questions about people’s careers and experiences. 

What did you learn/gain from the experience? We learnt how to use a pipette, about the clots in the heart’s arteries, how cells grow and how to measure certain levels of protein. The presentation in the core lab taught us about possible careers and subject choices for the future.

Has it assisted you with any career decisions? Yes, I believe this has opened up other options for future careers and has given us all an idea of what we could do in the future.

Any other comments? That it was extremely fun, and very engaging for those who have a passion or interest in biology and science.

SACE results

The Stage 2 SACE results are expected to be released on Tuesday 15 December. Students should ensure they are able to access the SACE Board website, including knowing their PIN, before this date so they can retrieve their results on release day.

Year 12 Tertiary applications

Timely applications for university entry in most states of Australia have now closed. Late applications for most courses can still be made, but will incur a late application fee. Any students wishing to discuss their plans for 2021 and beyond are encouraged to email me to make a time to meet. 

Apprenticeship opportunities – welding/fabrication

Acromat is seeking applicants for apprentice fabrication structural steel/first class welder positions. These positions will start in January 2021. For details about Acromat, and the positions available, click here.  Applications need to be sent to the Manager, either by email or write to the Manager at 25 Manchester St, Mile End South, 5031.

MEGT – Apprentice and Trainee vacancies

MEGT is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that supports local employers, apprentices, trainees, job seekers and students in facilitating apprenticeship opportunities. Details can be found here and to explore apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities, please visit their Job Board.

University of SA ‘Health Check’ service

UniSA is offering Year 12 students a personalised application ‘Health Check’. UniSA staff area available to help students with structuring their preferences, entry options and alternative pathways and provide a basic application review. The staff can also provide options for students who have received a conditional offer from other universities. For details and bookings, please click here.

National Careers Institute and School Leaver Information Service

The National Careers Institute has just released a range of information and services designed to assist School Leavers, covering a range of topics to assist students to navigate post school options, both short and long term. This can be found here.

The School Leavers Information Service has also been launched. This support service delivers more tailored support services via telephone or text. Interested parties can call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or SMS ‘SLIS2020’ to 0429 009 435 for more information. The Your Career website has a range of tools and resources and is available here

Beyond School Study Guide

The Government has produced a document to give students in Years 10 – 12 information about continuing with further study, including tertiary study options and financial and government assistance. For further information, click here.

Mining scholarships

Year 12 students who have an aptitude for STEM subjects, and who are hoping to study either Mining Engineering or Petroleum Engineering in 2021 are invited to apply for two new scholarships. The Playford Trust Mining and Petroleum Engineering Scholarships, funded by the resources industry and the South Australian Government, are for students commencing studies in either of these two disciplines in 2021 at The University of Adelaide. The scholarships are worth $10,000 per annum for both the first and second years of study. Applications open shortly, but students considering this option are encouraged to register here, so potential applicants can receive further advice. Applications close 22 January 2021. Additional information on the Playford Trust and its scholarships can be found here.

Open Day – Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) – Saturday 21 November

Is your child interested in a career in game design, animation or film and do they want to further explore their possible journey into this industry? If yes, they are invited to attend AIE’s November Open Day, which will focus on the exciting range of programs that are being offered in 2021. The day will showcase numerous information sessions, run by current AIE teachers and students, along with alumni stories. For more information, please go to their website here.

Open Day – Australian Chiropractic College – Saturday 14 November

Year 11 and Year 12 students and parents are invited to the Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) Open Day on Saturday 14th of November 2020. This year the college will be offering both a virtual Open Day as well as an on-campus tour (Level 1, Dowie House, 83-89 Currie Street Adelaide SA 5000), so you can choose to sit in on the online session from the comfort of your own home or join us at the Adelaide campus for a personal tour. The ACC is the first and only education provider to offer a TEQSA accredited Bachelor of Chiropractic in South Australia. If there are any students thinking of a career in chiropractic, this will be a great opportunity to learn more about the course. If you plan on coming along to the on-campus tour, register your place here. For more information on the Open Day please email us  or visit our Facebook page. The Virtual Open Day will be held from 1:00-2:00pm and the on-campus tour at 2:15-3:15pm. For more information, click here.

Pulteney Futures Website

The Pulteney Futures website has a great deal of general information for students (and parents) to assist in their career exploration, with links to many relevant sites. To view this, click here

If you have any questions regarding careers, please feel free to email me or phone 8216 5553.


Leeanne Johnston-Bryan

Coordinator of Futures


Middle School
PE Day

On Friday 13 November the School will be participating in PE Day. It is a casual clothes day where students are encouraged to wear their favourite team’s colours.

There will be a range of activities for students to participate in during recess and lunch and there will also be a sausage sizzle.

The day is also the Middle School Transition day, so there will be a number of new students attending and the Year 6 cohort will be Middle Schoolers for the day.

It is sure to be a great day for the old and the new!

Year 9 Final Assembly

On Friday 4 December at 8.50am the Middle School has its final assembly for the year.

As it is our last assembly we will be acknowledging a the ‘moving on’ of our Year 9s. It will be a celebration of their time in the Middle School. There will be speeches by our Year 9 leaders and each student will be presented with a small gift as we hand them over to the care of one ninety.

Year 9 parents would have received an invite to attend the Middle School Final Assembly and then to join us afterwards for morning tea/coffee. Due to COVID 19 restrictions we are limiting the invitation to two parents/relatives per Year 9 student.

The assembly should run for approximately one hour. If you are able to join us, please ensure you arrive early and are seated in Wyatt Hall by 8.45am, ready for the assembly to begin promptly at 8.50am.

Activities Day

On Thursday 3 December, the last week of the school year, we hold Activities Day. The purpose of the day is to celebrate the conclusion of the year and for students to spend time with their peers, before finishing the School year the following day. 

Year 7 students will be heading to Glenelg and having fun at the Beachouse.  Year 8s are heading to AFL Max before returning to school to watch a movie.  The Year 9s are heading to the Marion Aquatic Centre and then will watch a movie at the Event Cinemas.

Parents will receive a letter explaining the activities organised for Activities Day and seeking consent.

It is a lovely celebration of the year that is always appreciated by the students.

Year 8 Camp

The Year 8 camp was held in Week 3 at Chowilla near Renmark. Students participated in canoeing, cycling and hiking activities. The weather varied immensely during their 5 days away. They had a day of sunshine followed by winds and then rain making the camp a little more challenging than expected.

As we always do, we seek feedback from the students and staff, which is then presented to OEG to ensure each camp experience is an improvement on the previous. Our aim is to challenge students, but not lose the element of fun. We want all our students to come away looking forward to the next year’s camp experience.

This year the feedback was mixed with some students declaring it was the ‘best ever’ camp to others saying the opposite. Most importantly, they all came back safely having met the challenges that were presented to them.

A big thank you to the teachers that volunteered their week, away from home and family, to support our students on the camp.

Below are a few camp pictures.

Paul Ryan

Head of Middle School


Prep School
Australian Mind Lab Olympics Team 2020

Congratulations to the following students who very ably represented Pulteney Grammar at the Australian Mind Lab Olympics 2020 on 9 November: 

  • Luke Hughes
  • Maicher Ren
  • Leon Boffo
  • Wen Hui Teoh
  • Alisha Yu
  • Matthew Liu
  • Harry Marks
  • Angus Perry

The Mind Lab Olympic Tournament is an educational competition that brings children together from a range of Independent Schools each year as they compete in a championship series of thinking games. Thank you to Gen Corbo for training the students in the lead up to the competition and for all her work in leading the Mindlab program within the Prep School.

SAPSASA competition

Congratulations to Angas Moyse and Kiera Foster who were selected to compete in the SAPSASA Softball Competition last week. Angas’ team came equal first in the competition and while Kiera’s team did not take a place they were successful in winning games during the week.

Year 5 Camp

The Year 5 students and staff are in the final stages of preparation for their three-day aquatics camp based at Openlight Campsite in Victor Harbor, from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 November.

The program for the 3-day outdoor experience includes:

  • Group initiatives
  • Tent set up and camping
  • Camp cooking
  • Ocean safety and surf session
  • Introduction to canoeing
  • Nature walk and education
  • Shelter design and construction
  • Beach Olympics

I look forward to joining the students and staff at Victor Harbor during the week as they participate in their outdoor learning experience.

Denise O’Loughlin

Head of Prep

Prep School Talent Show

The Prep School Music room beamed with fun and talent last week. Students in Years 3 to  6 filled the stage with their unique acts and amazing talent. The performances varied from a magic trick to a solo on violin, from a comedy ‘disappearing legs’ routine to a solo on classical guitar.

Led by the witty and humorous judges, aka Music Leaders; Scarlett Lamb, Georgina Skibinski, Alicia Bollinger and Imogen Thompson, performers gained house points for participation and teamwork. The outstanding winning acts were given another performance opportunity named ‘Live at Line Up’ in the schoolwide initiative ‘Creative Expressions Week’ this week.

The audience was made up of students in the Prep School who were supportive and encouraging of each performing act, particularly those challenged with facing their fears of shyness to a packed full house. Congratulations to all those that performed.

Sally Oxenberry

Prep School Music Teacher

Lego League
First LEGO League (FLL) Adelaide Regional #1

On Sunday 8 November the Pulteney Pro Programmers competed in the First LEGO League (FLL) Adelaide Regional #1. First LEGO League is an amazing competition that has three key components. The first part to the competition is the robot. The teams must design, build and program a robot that can complete as many challenges as possible on the game table in two and half minutes. The second part is an innovation project where the team uses the competition theme to identify and solve a real-world problem. They work with a mentor, in our case it was Michelle den Dekker, to complete this task. This year the Pulteney Pro Programmers designed an application to get kids active. They used sensors and code to ‘gamify’ skill development in young athletes. The final part of the competition is all about how the team displays the Core Values of FLL. These include co-operation, teamwork, inclusion and problem solving.

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Pulteney Pro Programmers won the Champions award reflecting their high level of achievement across all three areas of the competition.

The team was coached by Thomas Ranieri and Georgie Buenfeld and included the following students:

Charles Delin

Thomas Mitchell

Owen White

Mark Xu

Lincoln Davey

Emma Totman

Joshua Holmes

Tai Le

Joshua Song

Nicholas Hillen

The team will now progress to the Nationals which will be held virtually later in the year. Congratulations must go to everyone involved!

Georgie Buenfeld

Learning Area Leader – Digital Technologies 

Prep Resource Centre Teacher Librarian


Reception 2021 Orientation Morning

On Friday 20 November, we have the Reception Orientation Morning scheduled from 9.45-11am. Children who usually attend the ELC on Fridays begin the day in the ELC as normal. At 9.45am the ELC staff will take the Reception children for 2021 upstairs to their new classrooms. If your child does not normally attend the ELC for Friday sessions, please take them directly to the Reception classrooms at 9.45am. Your child’s class placement letter will be sent to you before the orientation visit. Parents are able to take their child to the classroom door and then come downstairs to enjoy some coffee or tea in the Kurrajong Courtyard. The children will stay with their Reception teacher for some fun activities in the classroom. Reception teachers will then bring the students downstairs at 10:30am to have their morning tea. ELC children will return to their classrooms at 10.50am to resume their day of learning. Children who are continuing in the ELC in 2021 will stay in the classroom for activities with the ELC staff during this time.

Outdoor Classroom Day

Students in Kurrajong spent most of the day outdoors, exploring natural materials and loose parts with a focus on developing STEAM thinking dispositions in nature. It was delightful to see children and teachers utilising the Parklands and the lawns on our school grounds throughout the day, while they played, created and experimented.

Christmas Hampers And Giving Tree

Once again Kurrajong families will be invited to donate items for Christmas hampers. Anglicare is hoping that schools will be able to provide hampers for the homeless and families on the poverty line. Class teachers will provide information to parents regarding the specific hampers for each class. A Christmas Giving Tree is also set up in Kurrajong for Pulteney families who would like to buy a Christmas present for a child whose family cannot afford to buy gifts. If you would like to contribute, please take a tag from the giving tree, purchase your gift and then place your gift with the tag under the tree. Please do not wrap the purchased gifts. Thank you.

Kurrajong Concert

Our Reception to Year 2 Kurrajong Christmas Concert is on 18 November 2020. A reminder that due to strict Covid-19 procedures, tickets for allocated seating are essential for attendance. If you have not done so already, please go to to secure your tickets before 9am Friday 13 November 2020.

Carols Service

Due to the Cathedral having COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to limit the number of choirs that will be performing at the Carols service on Tuesday 24 November. This year the Kurrajong Choir will not be performing but will still be represented by two Year 2 students who will read a lesson. At present the numbers are limited to two people per family. If you and your child would like to attend, you can book via the trybooking system on the PRW events page. Please continue to refer to the PRW if you would like to book tickets as these will made available when families from performing choirs have booked their places.

Pulteney Storybook Series

Each Friday we will be sharing a storybook online read by one of our Pulteney staff members or students. Storytelling helps to build connections among people and improves listening skills that are essential in learning and in relationships. We hope your family enjoys listening to the books selected each week by members of our school community. This week, you can see Principal Cameron Bacholer share a book titled ‘Thank you, Mr Panda’ by Steve Antony.









Natalie Natsias

Head of Kurrajong

Creative Expression Week

Week 4 Term 4 saw the inaugural Creative Expression Week at Pulteney, and it was a resounding success! From Reception students in Kurrajong to Year 12 Art students, the week celebrated the breadth and depth of creativity across all four sub-schools and in every learning area. From chalk drawings and DJ sets in the Quad, to music ensembles and dot paintings in the Chapel, to music and dance performances in Kurrajong Courtyard, to busking and vlogging in the Prep Resource Centre, to an online virtual film festival… and culminating in the Year 12 Art Show in the Centre for Senior Learning… this week had it all. The innovation and creativity shown, by students and teachers alike, was truly incredible, as was the level of engagement. As an example of true project-based learning – not to mention genuine interdisciplinary links – this was a fantastic start to a movement that will only continue to grow. Thank you to the hard work and amazing efforts of everyone who got involved. We hope you enjoyed the regular updates, links and photos; below are some photos from the final exhibition of Creative Expression Week: the Year 12 Art Show.


John McCall & Lauren Sutter.

John McCall                                                                                           

Learning Area Leader – English                                                             

Teacher of English, Legal Studies & Integrated Learning                                                                                                  

Lauren Sutter

Conservation Corps facilitator

Venture Club facilitator

Photography and Art Teacher


Student Films

Early in 2020, a single-shelled virus incredulously weaselled its way into the collective consciousness of the world, becoming the catchcry of the year in the public sphere.

Whilst it caused mayhem and dampened the mood of many across the globe, it did not manage to extinguish the optimism and enthusiasm of our bright, young, creative talent across many subjects including 10-12 Media Studies, English Literary Studies, English and Art.

Pulteney Grammar students have produced some outstanding work across a wide range of creative and journalistic text genres such as creative short films, multi-modal storybooks, music clips, mockumentaries, experimental and expository documentaries, TV news packages and instructional videos.

For the past two years, we have celebrated their work with the wider school community at an annual Pulteney Grammar Film Screening evening. This year, on account of Covid-19, we have opted to share the creative output of our shining stars, via the click of a button.

So, grab a stupid-sized soft drink and jumbo popcorn, get comfortable in the home cinema and click on the link below for some awe-inspiring, quality home-grown entertainment!

Kylie Ryan

Teacher, 12 English Literary Studies and Media Studies

 Creative Expressions Week JuniorCreative Expressions Week Senior

Performing Arts
Matilda Auditions

Last Friday we had the Cattle Call for the audition process for Matilda the Musical. It was great to see over 60 students come and learn parts of three songs as well as some choreography. Many students stayed behind after the call and formed small groups to begin the process of allocation of lead and other important roles in the cast. Whatever happens I know we will end of with a great cast and a fantastic show in May next year. 

Senior Drum Corps - 2020 Christmas Pageant

Not only will the Senior Drum Corps perform outside the Adelaide Oval this Saturday afternoon the Adelaide Christmas Pageant but we will also now be performing on the Adelaide Oval as part of the main show. We will be rehearsing this Friday 3.30 – 5pm at the oval as well as going to Pageant HQ for costume fitting tomorrow or Wednesday.  

Legacy Walk

Friday 6 November the Drum Corps performed at the Legacy Walk playing to a large audience. Thanks to much to the members of this group for this very early start to their day.

Remembrance Day Service

This Wednesday we have the annual and important Remembrance Day service starting at 10.30am with the Concert Band, Grammarphones and Senior Concert Choir plus the bugler, Henry Bradley. Could the band members please meet Mr Rice at 9.30am followed by the choirs at 10am to meet up with Ms Kwok.


Jonathon Rice

Learning Area Leader Performing Arts

Head of Performance and Instrumental Music

Focus - Sports and Special Interest photos – Order details

Please find information here regarding the sports or special interest photos taken in October.  The most recent photos taken (Term 4 groups) will be online as soon as possible.  Please use this link to go to Focus Photography.  You can only order these photos online. If you wish to order photos, please can this be done by 13 November 2020.

The photos are available to view online now using the access/shoot key 4A2JCLBJ.

Drive Tennis Trials

With the end of the 2020 tennis season quickly approaching we are setting our sights on selecting what will be the Drive team for 2021. For those who are unaware, the Drive team is compiled of the very best players in the school, male or female, who play in a weekly competition at one of the Memorial Drive tennis court locations (hard court or clay court). Pulteney has had a very successful history in this competition, finishing top of the ladder in the Division 2 draw in 2019, being promoted to the Division 1 competition in 2020, where they are currently placed in a very competitive position with two weeks to play.

In order for us to select the best players for this team we invite ALL students who wish to try out and be consider for the 2021 Drive team, to attend selection training on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 7.00am-8.15am, in weeks 6-8 of Term 4.

It should be noted that attendance is compulsory to ALL sessions if students wish to be considered for the team (if at any time the student is not able to attend, an email should be sent to both Glyn Whatley and Marcus Wagstaff at the earliest convenience.)

We look forward to welcoming students for the first trial session on Tuesday 17 November, 7.00am at the Pulteney Tennis Centre.

Glyn Whatley

Sports Coordinator

Marcus Wagstaff

Drive Team Coach

Lynne Loh

Drive Team Manager



School Calendar
Term 4 2020 Calendar Events 



Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 November


Year 5 Camp

Victor Harbour

Wednesday 11 November


Remembrance Day Assembly


Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 November


Year 10/11 Drama Production


Wednesday 11 November


Middle School new parents evening

Middle School

Friday 13 November


Middle School – new student orientation day / PE day

Middle School / Quad

Friday 13 November


Quad Café

Quad/Middle School

Friday 13 November


Play Group


Friday 13 November


Community Relations Golf Day

Mount Osmond Golf Club

Friday 13 November

All day

Casual Clothes day

Middle & Senior School

Monday 16 to Friday 20 November


Middle School – City Week

Various locations

Monday 16 November


ELC Parent Information evening

Kurrajong courtyard

Tuesday 17 November


SACE Stage 1 Music solo performance


Tuesday 17 – Thursday 19 November


ELC Orientation mornings


Wednesday 18 November


Kurrajong rehearsal

Adelaide Town Hall

Wednesday 18 November

All day

Year 10/11 study day


Wednesday 18 November


Year 6 Moving on Ceremony


Wednesday 18 November


Year 6C excursion

Migration Museum

Wednesday 18 November


Kurrajong Concert

Adelaide Town Hall

Thursday 19 November


Year 6M excursion

Migration Museum

Thursday 19 November


Year 6K excursion

Migration Museum

Thursday 19 to Friday 20 November


Year 3 Camp


Thursday 19 to Monday 30 November


Year 10/11 Examinations

Wyatt Hall

Friday 20 November


Reception 2021 orientation morning


Friday 20 November


Quad Café

Quad/Middle School

Friday 20 November


Play Group


Friday 20 November


Year 7 excursion

Adelaide Zoo

Friday 20 November


1990 Reunion

Hyde Park Tavern

Saturday 21 November


Venture Club Rock Climb -  Come n Try day


Monday 23 November


Year 9 Drama performance


Tuesday 24 November


Carol Service

St Peters Cathedral

Wednesday 25 November


Prep Orientation morning new Yr 3 and 4, and transition morning for Years 2 into 3, and 3 into 4

Prep School

Wednesday 25 November


Kurrajong Reception to Year 2 transition morning


Thursday 26 November


Prep Orientation morning new Year 5 and 6, and transition morning for Years 4 into 5, and 5 into 6

Prep School

Thursday 26 November


Pulteney Celebrates

Adelaide Convention Centre

Friday 27 November


Quad Café

Quad/Middle School

Friday 27 November


Play Group


Sunday 29 November


P & F Year 12 Farewell Dinner

The Pavilion




This year our school community is once again supporting the Anglicare Christmas Hamper Appeal by donating items for general and Christmas fare hampers.

Items for the general hamper include:

Long Life milk 1L

Spread (P/N Butter, Jam, Vegemite) 400/500g

Can of Fruit 825g

Can of Vegetables (Corn, peas, mix) 420 g

Can of Beans (Chickpea, Cannellini, Kidney) 400g

Can of Baked Beans or Spaghetti 420g

Can of Soup

Can of Diced Tomatoes

Jar of Pasta Sauce 500g

Packet of Pasta 500g

Breakfast Cereal 700g

Packet sweet/savoury Biscuits

Coffee or Milo or tea

1Ltr Juice Long life

Items for the Christmas fare hamper include:

Christmas Pudding                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Long-life Custard 1L

Packet Fruit mince pies

Packet Christmas lollies

Tin/packet Shortbread

Packet savoury biscuits (Jatz, shapes, rice crackers)                                                                                                                                              Chips (crisps, pretzels, nuts)

Bags of lollies

Families can also donate unwrapped gifts for children and adults in need. Each class will have a hamper box and teachers will communicate with students. If you would like to donate any of the listed items, please do so Monday, November 30.

Donations and gifts can also be brought to the Chapel.

Our Year 11s as part of their Giving Back Program will collect all donations and participate in hamper packing and gift wrapping to support the work of Anglicare this Christmas. This program is also supporting The Salvation Army, Vinnies Men’s Shelter, WCH & The Hutt Centre in a variety of ways, so we are reaching out to many of our surrounding agencies this Christmas.

Thank you in advance for thinking of and generously giving to those in need this Christmas.

Creative Expression Week

During Creative Expression Week middle and senior students participated in Creative Expression Chapel.

During their chapel time students could work beside each other to paint gratitude rocks, design posters for Christmas, decorate signs and candles for our chapel, write thank you letters for our community, make prayer plaits and write messages of welcome with chalk. To mark the start of Creative Expression Chapel students participated in a Yoga Lord’s Prayer, our Year 10 students quietly worked on their tasks whilst listening to talented students play our piano. Many students enjoyed the opportunity to move about and to creatively work on activities of their choice. Some students choose to stay during lunch to finish their creations.

It was a great week celebrating creativity and faith.  

Rev. Tracey

Junior Art Show
Junior Art Show


Straight after School on Tuesday 1 December