Term 4 Issue No. 1 - November 11

All Saints Day

Year 6 cohort celebrates the life and works of saints

There are over 11,000 saints revered and worshipped by Christians worldwide, however, an official list of all saints does not exist.

In Week 3 our Year 6 cohort celebrated the culmination of their MYP Unit of Inquiry, Saints in the Making, putting a lot of care and effort into costumes representing some well known, and some little-known saints from around the world. Elaine Grottick and myself were delighted to be guest judges, hearing each student's knowledge, stories and undertstanding of their chosen saint, and their roles, accomplishments, and patronage.

Student reflections:
"We had been planning and researching for All Saints Day for a week. We all looked so good in our costumes, we gathered in the library and took photos then went back to our classrooms and one by one all went up to present to the class. Overall it was really fun and we all had a great time." -- Sofia Tropeano

"I really enjoyed All Saints Day because we were able to have fun and dress up as our favourite saints, but at the same time we were learning about their life and story. When the time came that each student presented to the class, everyone got excited. We were able to tell our whole class and teachers about our wonderful saint’s life. Overall, the experience was very fun and enjoyable. HAPPY ALL SAINTS DAY!" -- Gilbert Pronk

Helen Ayliffe
Learning Area Leader
Religious Education

Containment control

Thank you for keeping students home when they have cold or flu like symptoms and undertaking testing for COVID-19 – albeit made trickier with seasonal allergies of late.

Everyone’s efforts are appreciated, particularly with exams underway and more scheduled in the coming weeks for Year 11 and then Year 10 students.

Containment remains an effective control against an outbreak in a school community, so please have children with symptoms tested, and if positive for COVID-19, keep them home until all acute symptoms (runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever) have cleared.

On returning to campus, Middle and Senior School students need to wear a mask while indoors for 7 days from the start of symptoms or their positive test, whichever is earliest, and we encourage younger ones to do likewise.


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