Important dates

Hello families of 5/6 HS and BM,

As our busy term is almost half way through, we’re very much aware that some parents are beginning to wonder what some of the important dates are for the end of year celebrations. All of our students have access to a modified term calendar that we use in class to share important dates. If you ask your child they should be able to share this with you on their laptop.

However here are some of the dates to remember. Please keep in mind that some of these apply to year 6 students only.

  • Week 5– Friday night –School disco
  • Week 6 – Friday 9.00am Sports assembly.
  • Week 7 Illawonga Camp
  • Week 8 – Tuesday Graduation Mass 9.30 in hall
  • Week 8– Friday whole school Carols Night
  • Week 9–  Thursday 9.00am Graduation Assembly
  • Week 9– Thursday Night – Graduation Ceremony (year 6 only) time TBC
  • Week 9Friday Pupil Free day

In among all of these exciting events we still have some great learning to take place. It is our aim for this to continue right up until the end of the year. For our year 6 students it’s a great time to prepare and be involved in the transition to secondary school, while our year 5’s are learning what is involved in becoming the ‘Seniors’ at school.  The notes and money for the compulsory senior jumpers in 2020 are due along with any outstanding Camp forms. We are keen to get final numbers for camp by the end of this week.

Please feel free to put these dates in your calendar as we look forward to sharing these events with families. We will endeavour to keep you up to date with as much of the details as possible. Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.


Kind regards,

Hayley Stam, Jodi Giancaspro and Emily Monaghan

Yr 5/6 Teachers

Year 6 students…

As part of our Graduation celebrations we would appreciate photos of the students as a toddler and also if they did Reception at a different school. If students were at Holy Family for Reception we have access to those photos. Please email the photos or send a hard copy for us and we will return it asap.


Sports Day


Earlier this year, the Sports Day was cancelled due to weather conditions.  It has been rescheduled to Friday 25 October 2019 and will be held on the school oval.

School will commence at the normal time of 8.50am and finish at 3pm.  Students will need to wear their sports uniform but may wear a coloured shirt for their sports house.

The program will be run until 1.00pm with classes returning to their classrooms when not required to be at the oval.

Parents are welcome to attend to watch their child participate.  If you are able to assist your child’s teacher with the sports day activities, please advise them.

The canteen will be open during the sports day program.  There will be a special lunch menu.  Please pre-order by returning the attached order form with payment to the front office or canteen.  Alternatively, you can order using the Qkr app.  Parents are welcome to make purchases from the canteen.


Eggciting Stem task!!!

Today we went outside to the balcony to perform our giant egg drop. Students worked in teams with a $100 budget to purchase materials from a list of choices available. They then designed a device to help carry their egg to the ground from the balcony. Students needed to use their understanding of gravity and considered resistance and mass in their designs. This was a fun and engaging task. Most eggs survived the fall, a couple were not so lucky!!!