Issue 287 1 December 2017 W8 T4

In this issue

From the Principal Early Learning Centre Junior School Director's Insights Senior School Community News

Upcoming dates

Important Dates to Remember

 

Friday 1 December

House Arts Rehearsals

Years 7 to 11 Fitness (before School)

VCE Interviews

7.45am–8.30am Year 9 String Quartet & Stage Band

6.00pm PFA Movie Night, Lido Cinemas Hawthorn

Saturday 2 December

9.00am–10.30am Senior Rowing Training, at School

Monday 4 December

VCE Interviews

House Arts Rehearsals

5.40am–7.30am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

1.00pm–1.45pm Viva Voci and Cantanti Belli

3.30pm–4.30pm Intermediate Rowing Training at School

4.00pm-6.15pm Junior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

Tuesday 5 December

House Arts Rehearsals

5.40am–7.30am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

2.00pm–3.00pm Junior School Carol Service, Toorak Uniting Church

3.30pm–4.30pm Junior Rowing Training at School

6.00pm–10.00pm House Arts Performances

Wednesday 6 December

6.30am 8.00am Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

9.30am–10.00am Senior School Final Assembly

11.00am–12.00pm Senior School Carol Service, Toorak Uniting Church

12.00pm ELC End of Term 4

12.30pm Prep to Year 11 End of Term 4

Thursday 7 December

5.40am–7.30am Junior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

3.00pm Boarding House closes

4.00pm-6.30pm Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

Friday 8 December

6.30am-8.00am Senior Rowing Training at School

Saturday 9 December

Japanese and French Exchange trips depart

6.00am–9.00am Junior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

7.30am–11.30am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

8.30am–5.00pm Swimming Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming Course

Monday 11 December

5.40am–7.30am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

Tuesday 12 December

5.40am–7.30am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

Wednesday 13 December

6.30am–8.00am  Senior Rowing Training, at School

Thursday 14 December

6.00am–10.00am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

Friday 15 December

VCE Results released

6.00am–10.00am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

Saturday 16 December

6.00am–10.00am Intermediate & Senior Rowing Training, Mercantile Rowing Club

Friday 22 December

3.30pm School closed for Christmas period. Re-opens Tuesday 2 January 8.30am

Saturday 23 December

French exchange returns and Japanese trip returns

Sunday 28 January

3.00pm Boarding House opens for Year 12

11.00am–3.00pm Senior Musical Rehearsals

Monday 29 January

Year 12 Residential Conference, Ormond College

9.00am Boarding House opens for new Boarders (Years 7 to 11)

10.00am–12.00pm Prep Parent Information Session

Tuesday 30 January

Year 12 Residential Conference, Ormond College

9.00am–10.30am Year 1 to 6 new student induction

10.00am–1.00pm Induction program for new students

4.00pm Boarding parents afternoon tea, Illawarra

Wednesday 31 January

Term 1 commences for Years 1 to 12

8.00am–9.00am Year 7 Parent Coffee morning (Mary Davis Café)

9.15am–10.00 Assembly (Year 12 induction)

10.00am Year 12 Parent Coffee morning (Sherren House, Drawing room)

Thursday 1 February

8.30am Preps commence. Finish at 12.30pm

8.45am ELC commence

Friday 2 February

Preps finish at 12.30pm

8.30am–10.00am PFA Year 6 Coffee Morning, Sherren House, Drawing Room

 

For further dates and information on upcoming events, please refer to the School Calendar.

 

From the Principal

Our Fearless Girls

I firmly believe strong, resilient girls become strong, resilient women. Competent to handle not only the joys, but the challenges that life will throw at them.

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Early Learning Centre

Campbell House News

Wattle Room learners explore Mathematics during a playful, hands-on activity. Mrs Moor also shares a Christmas message and teaching news for 2018.

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Junior School

Barbreck News

Junior School staffing for 2018, Chess winners, a wonderful fundraising result for an important cause, a visit to the John Mcrae Centre and 'My Christmas Wish' Competition.

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Director's Insights

Senior School

News from the Library

While the core business of the Nicholas Library will always be reading and literacy, it’s wonderful to know that we can also play an important role in the wellbeing of the students at St Catherine’s.

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Generation Z…let’s talk job skills

Gone are the days where you completed school, attended university then worked in your qualified industry for the remainder of your life. Instead, our students will be required to develop a ‘portfolio of careers’.

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Community News

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Thank you to all families who have supported the PFA Second Hand Uniform Shop. A reminder that the final open day for 2017 will be Wednesday 8 December.

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