Mrs Fiona Chambers and Mrs Jo Messer

Grade 3 Woodwork
Grade 3 boys enjoyed their first woodwork lesson with Mr Maxwell this week. It is always exciting travelling to the Senior Campus on the bus and going into the woodwork room for the first time. After a rundown of the rules and safety requirements of the workshop, the boys began to plan and design their very own projects. The boys were very excited and had a lot to say:
Alex: It was fun to design.
Jack: Interesting to use some new tools.
Ewan: It’s something I wouldn’t do very often.
Paddy: It is a great opportunity to try new things.



Visits from Fr Leonard and Sr Monica
Grade 3, Grade 3&4 and Grade 5S have enjoyed visits from Fr Leonard and Sr Monica in the last two weeks to learn about a new boy saint and the special place for God in our lives. The boys have welcomed our visitors with lovely manners and were eager to learn. There were some interesting questions too. It was very nice for the boys to meet Fr Leonard and Sr Monica and we look forward to more visits next year.

Gr 5&6 assembly
Grade 5&6D hosted our final class organised assembly for the year. Technical difficulties didn’t stop the Junior School boys being able to sing the National Anthem; we celebrated recent birthdays and teachers gave out merit cards for positive behaviour and good work.
The House points were announced for the term and the whole year, with Hessian leading the way again.

Daily Fitness Class Reward
As you may recall, the Aussie Sports Leaders are giving out stickers for boys who are participating with enthusiasm and cooperation during fitness activities. These stickers are pooled onto a class tally and at the end of Week 7 the class who has the most stickers will be receiving a special class prize provided by the school. There is only six points separating all classes, with three currently on equal points. There are three fitness sessions left, so it is anybody’s game.

Well done to Jacob Young in 3R who recently competed in a state-wide Judo competition and received a silver medal. This wonderful achievement takes great commitment and effort in training. Jacob should be very proud of himself, as are his parents and the SVC community.

Grade 3 boys have been working through a mystery story called “The Composer is Dead” to learn about the instruments of the orchestra. They were learning about the string family this week and we brought out some old violins from the storeroom to try. Finn McCoull and Talyn Pringle enjoyed having a go.

JSSATIS Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to the Junior School boys who recently represented St Virgil’s College in the JSSATIS Athletics carnival. This is a great achievement and all boys participated positively and with enthusiasm. Thank you to Mrs McCullagh and Mrs Read for organising the team and supervising the boys at this event.

These are some of the highlights from the day:
Grade 3 long jump:     1st Jesse Mackey
3rd Luca Brown

Grade 3 400 m:            1st Jesse Mackay

Grade 3 Vortex:          3rd Luca Brown

Grade 4 100m:             2nd Edward Turnbull

Grade 4 High Jump:   2nd Edward Turnbull
3rd Harry Barton

Grade 5 100m:             4th fastest Will Butler

Grade 5 200m:             1st Will Butler

Grade High Jump:      3rd Cooper Todd

Grade 5 Long Jump:   2nd Will Butler

Grade 5 Vortex:          3rd Samuel Robinson

Grade 6 1500m:           2nd Felix Gepka

Grade 6 400m:             4th Max Sylvester

Relay results:              Grade 4 – 6 x 100 St Virgil’s 2nd place

Grade 5 – 4 x 100 St Virgil’s 2nd place

Calendar events:
Friday November 20               Pre-Kinder session

Tuesday November 24           Grade 4 excursion to Richmond

Wednesday November 25      Grade 3s to The Nutcracker Pantomime

Thursday November 26         Grade 10 Thanksgiving and Awards Ceremony (JS SRC invited to attend)



Always Was, Always Will Be

By Maxwell and Jake

On November 12, Grade 6L went out to the senior school to do some NAIDOC week activities. We went out for a walk around SVC to find some edible plants and other different bush tucker. Bushy, Auntie Wendell, Jamie and Mrs Jenkins took us down on the train tracks showing us different plants and telling us about how the Aboriginals have lived on this land for around 42,000 years.

Some of the highlights of our excursion were eating some of the plants that we didn’t know were edible. Jamie is an Aboriginal scientist and he taught us about how Aboriginals tested if the food was edible and how we know if it is ripe. Jamie told us stories about how he grew up learning about his culture and different Aboriginal things. He also helped us make some badges with Aboriginal symbols that showed different stories on each person’s badge. We are very thankful that we had this opportunity as a class to be taught about all of this amazing information and stories.