Year 6 Class Assembly
The Year 6 class presented an outstanding assembly on Friday 26 February under the guidance and direction of their classroom teacher, Mr Fortune. The students were thoroughly prepared and spoke competently and with confidence to a large group of parents and grandparents who were invited to morning tea after the assembly.
The items began with the students welcoming everyone back to a new school year, and recognising all students who were new to St. Andrew's Grammar. They continued using skits and technology to mark 2016 as one of the centenary years of World War One, highlighting key aspects of the war and events from 1916. The assembly also reminded everyone that 2016 will see the Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Greek item was an inspirational song of peace, beautifully performed by the students.
Congratulations to Mr Fortune and the Year 6 class for preparing such an entertaining assembly, just four weeks into the school year.
Over the past three weeks extremely successful House lunches have been held in the undercover area for Poseidon, Demeter and Apollo. The last of the House lunches will be held on Wednesday 16 March for Artemis.
For each of the lunches the assembly area was transformed into a sea of blue, green or gold and the students were served a hearty array of healthy foods prepared by the canteen staff and served by the teachers and non-teaching staff.
The House Captains were pro-active and helped to decorate the lunch area, organise games and prepare gifts for all House members.
House Swimming Carnival
The House Swimming Carnival was held at Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre on Friday 4 March. It was the first time all students from Years 1 to 6 attended a swimming carnival and it was immensely successful.
The Years 4 to 6 students competed in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly and teams games in the 50 metre pool, while the Years 1 to 3 students participated in similar events in the wading pool.
Congratulations must go to all staff who had an input into helping prepare and run the carnival on the day. Special thanks to Mr Psanoudakis for his innovative idea to conduct a whole school carnival and for running the event so successfully on the day.
• Winning House: Demeter 1500 points
• Second Place: Apollo 1473 points
• Third Place: Artemis 1155 points
• Fourth Place: Poseidon 995 points
• Champion Boy: Peter Karageorgiou
• Second Place: Peter Souris
• Third Place: Christian Bertuzzi
• Champion Boy: Kon Stergiou
• Second Place: Lazaros Karpatsis
• Third Place: Christo Karageorgiou
• Champion Boy: Demetri Souris
• Second Place: Filippos Stergiou
• Third Place: Jordan Myintaye
• Champion Girl: A Grmusa & Lemi Stambelos
• Second Place: Ariana Stamelos & A Pickering
• Third Place: Sachi Casson
• Champion Girl: Eva Siamis
• Second Place: Nastasija Jankulovski
• Third Place: Lena Nguyen
• Champion Girl: Jovana Vuksa
• Second Place: Alexis Galipo
• Third Place: Reeya Shah
IPSHA Swimming Carnival
Approximately 30 students represented our school at the annual IPSHA Swimming Carnival which was held at Wesley College on Thursday 10 March.
The Years 4 to 6 students competed proudly in a variety of events that included freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, medley relay, freestyle relay and grand relay.
The competitors were extremely well prepared and competitive in almost every event and an overview of places is listed below:
• Number of First places: 2
• Number of Second places: 3
• Number of Third places: 4
• Number of Fourth places: 10
Special thanks to Mr Psanoudakis and Miss Tzavellas who managed the swimming team and Mrs Cahill and Mrs Havas who attended as officials.
It is clearly evident that those students who attend swimming lessons and swimming training outside of school hours are competent swimmers. Our aim as a school is to encourage as many students as possible to build their strength and ability to be confident swimmers by participating in lessons and training outside of school hours.
Your child can be involved in additional swimming coaching by contacting Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre or:
Swimit Coaching Services, email: Swimit@westnet.com.au (Sandy) Riverside Swimming Club, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 9275 0154
Head of Primary