We have had another busy few weeks across the Junior School. Our Year 3 students have been continuing their learning at Currency Creek, Year 2 hosted a visit from St John’s Grammar Year 2s at Currency Creek, preparation for our Christmas Concert continues to occur, YMCA launched their OSHC service, our Year 6 students held their business stalls and we held a lovely whole College Remembrance Day Service.
YMCA has officially taken over our OSHC service and those that have already attended have really enjoyed the change to the service.
YMCA now offers Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care on site. The service and staff have made the room very inviting.(Please insert photos.)
For more information please visit: https://www.investigator.sa.edu.au/parents/after-hours-care/
We thank Alice Wheeler for her work over the last term with Camp Australia.
Year 2 St John’s Visit
Our Connection with St John’s has continued to grow and for the second year the St John’s Year 2 students visited our Currency Creek site and joined our Investigator Year 2’s. The focus of the day was on local butterfly species. We were lucky enough to have Gerry and Mike from Butterfly Conservation SA join us on the excursion and share their knowledge on local species. They were very impressed with our site and are looking forward to working with Investigator more in the future.
We thank Mr John Freebairn and the Year 2 teaching staff for running this special excursion.
In the next two weeks we have our Year 3 and Year 5 students visiting St John’s at the Belair National Park. The St John’s Year 3s will be learning about the Southern Bandicoot whilst the Year 5s will be involved in a leadership day.
On Monday we hosted a Reconciliation Action Plan meeting. It has been several years since Investigator College had revised our Reconciliation Action Plan. The meeting had representatives with a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds including parent, student and staff representatives who formed an action committee. We were also fortunate to draw upon AISSA (Association of Independent Schools of South Australia) Reconciliation Consultant Kate Mount and Ngarrindjerri elder Uncle Cedric Varcoe who has already worked closely with our staff and students across a number of projects and ceremonies.
The Reconciliation Action Group members included.
Uncle Cedric Varcoe
Kate Mount (AISSA)
We have encouraged the students to further expand this group and invite some friends so that small committees can be formed to further develop actions that we can work together to achieve. If you think your child might be interested in participating in this group, please do not hesitate to contact one of the staff so that we can inform them of the next meeting.
We thank all of those in attendance and left the meeting excited to move forward with our plans to develop our Reconciliation Action Plan.
Year 6 Business Stalls
As a culmination of their work over the past few weeks in the area of business studies, economics and entrepreneurship, the Year 6 students held their business stalls last Wednesday afternoon. In small groups the students had to plan and start a small business with only $20. The afternoon was a great success and we raised $1172.15. This will all be donated to the Cancer Council to support those affected by cancer.
Remembrance Day Service
Today we held a lovely whole College Remembrance Day Service on the quad. This was a wonderful opportunity to get together and reflect. Reflection is an important aspect of the curriculum taught across all year levels in WAVE.
Many Junior School classes also engaged in a number of learning opportunities and stories after the service to teach our students about the significance of Remembrance Day. The playing of the last post by Miss Lisa Pointon was a powerful addition to the occasion.
Mr Tenny also attended the Victor Harbor Remembrance Day Service at the Victor Harbor RSL with our Junior School Captains.
This week our Receptions for 2023 started their transition process. It was wonderful to welcome them to our Junior School and have a coffee with many of the parents as the students met their new teachers and classmates.
At the end of this term we farewell Miss Abigail Pereira, our Early Childhood Teacher in the ELC. We thank her for her hard work this year and wish her the best of luck for her future endeavours. She will be missed by lots of the children and families in the ELC.
Head of Junior School