Head of Junior School – Week 6

Mr Andrew Travers

Mr Andrew Travers

Dear NEGS Families and Students,

We have had a very successful week with Years 3 – 4 visiting Lake Keepit and our Kindergarten – Year 2 class undertaking their very important learn-to-swim programme. All teachers have reported that it was a very successful camp and swim programme with the children exercising good interaction, caring and collaborative skills.

I accompanied Years 5 – 6 together with their teacher Miss Pracy on their tour to Canberra. We visited many key learning areas including the Australian Institute of Sport, the National Museum and Art Gallery, and the High Court, plus many other places of interest.  The visit to Canberra is directly related to the Year 5/6 curriculum. Our study visit itinerary covers a familiarisation with our National Capital and also covers important aspects of our Federal Parliament, and we visited both the new and old Parliament houses and were fortunate to be present while parliament was in session. We also had an important visit to the Australian War Memorial where we engaged with all the exhibits, and the students participated in placing a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony. Our visit to Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre was also a highlight with the students confirming that learning can be fun. I must heartily congratulate the students on their impeccable behavior, interest and attention and also resilience during a very hectic timetable.

The camp and tour initiative advantages are two-fold in nature, these activities needless to say support and challenge academic teaching and learning, but also help to foster a students feeling of well-being, which enables our students to approach learning in a creative, curious and collaborative way, and to recognise that learning is exciting and worthwhile.

 

Upcoming dates:

14th March  PE uniform (striped polo)  |  Touch football training (8:20)

15th March  Touch football  3/4  4:00 pm  | 5/6  4:30 pm

16th March    Sports uniform (House)

21st March     Sports uniform (House)  |  Junior School Cross Country  |  No Touch training

22nd March  Touch football  3/4  4:00 pm  |  5/6  4:30 pm

23rd March   Assembly

 

Kind regards, Andrew Travers