Junior School News
Junior School Student Leadership Update
The Junior School Student Leaders have been very busy this term. Our Liturgy leaders Roshan and Maya, with the assistance of Isaiah, have worked with Ms. Beltrame recording our weekly liturgies and were instrumental in a beautiful role play of Saint Ignatius at the Junior Primary Assembly for our Feast Day.
Our Environment Leaders, Liam and Ruby have been looking at ways to streamline our organic rubbish collection and how to encourage students to participate in Waste Free Wednesdays with spot checks in classrooms!
Social Justice Leaders, Marla and Josh with the assistance of Lily H helped to mark out a 1-mile (1.6km) course that all Year 4, 5 and 6 classes walked last week with the aim to increase the awareness of the Homelessness issue and the work that the Hutt Street Centre provides to those in need in Adelaide.
A Year level handball competition was held over a week of lunch times with much excitement and focus. We congratulate Roshan and his group of Year 6 referees for their patience and commitment. Congratulations also to the following Year level winners
Year 1 – Ava Stenta
Year 4 – Nicholas Doherty
Year 5 – Harry Hadges
Year 6 – Jacob Bracchi
Last Friday, we also held a Pyjama Day fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. The SRC voted on a cause and theme for this day – it looked like all had a wonderful time. The Junior School was very generous and raised $979.75 for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Above: L to R Leila Rachid, Ella Ma, Charlotte Brooks, Birdie Black, Victoria Capobianco, Isabelle Cherry, Charlotte Brooks, Danielle Drusian, Alice Mee, Isabel Desteno, Maisie Billing
Mrs Adele Polyak
Co-ordinator Ignatian Student Leadership, Junior School
Student Reflections for Pyjama Day – Make a Wish Foundation Fundraiser
Today we wore pyjamas to school. We did this to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a foundation that grants children’s wishes who have a disability or who are terminally ill. This has made me feel really lucky to even have legs and to be healthy. This foundation has encouraged me to think more of people with disabilities and to not judge them before knowing their story. This foundation has also encouraged me to donate to charity. (Ethan Li 6 Red)
Make A Wish Foundation is a wonderful charity and today we wore pjs to raise awareness for those people who are sick or have disabilities. In the video we watched, the people were very happy even though they have a sickness or a disability. This made me realise that not everyone has the opportunities that I do, and to not take things for granted. Today was fun but also an important day. (Zoe Yang 6 Red)
Student Reflections for Walk a Mile in Recognition of Hutt Street Centre
Today we walked a mile (1.6km). We did this because it was for the homeless and to put ourselves in their shoes and have a glimpse of their journey. Also to raise awareness for people experiencing homelessness in Hutt Street Centre trying to help them.
It made me think about how lucky we are to have what we have, all the food, water, education, family and shelter, and that I just take it for granted.
I hope to be able to help in the future by volunteering to make a better future for the rest of their life and to be able to make an impact to society in the future. (Nic Bcharrani 6 Red)
Today we walked a mile. We did this because we were raising awareness for the Hutt Street Centre and the issue of homelessness. Also, to become more aware of how people experiencing homelessness would feel and live while being homeless and having no money or anything to own.
Doing this made me think about how people would get clean, get food and water, sleep, earn money. If they got sick how would they be cared for and how would the live in general, while living on the streets?
I hope to be able to help in the future by possibly walking a mile every year to help raise money for the Hutt Street Centre and also maybe by donating clothes and money so other charities can give help to the poor and to help all homeless people. (Grace Lenden Barnes 6 Red).