A Trip Out of this World for Year 1s
By Lesa Eastwell, Year Level Leader - Year 1
The Year 1 students visited the Sir Thomas Planetarium in Brisbane this week. As this was many of the students' first excursion the anticipation was high!
Troy Zernike, Assistant Head of Junior School - Pastoral and Operations
Once again, this past Tuesday, our Somerset Junior School students took to the pool to battle it out for the Years 3 to 6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival. With brand new House banners on show for all to see, the grandstand was awash with colour and surging with energy and enthusiasm.
All students who participated did themselves and their House proud. It was inspiring to see students trying their absolute best in the pool, as well as cheering on their team mates. The 31 degree heat did not waiver the determination and House spirit of our young swimmers. Congratulations to Anthony Graham, Bessie Dear, Josie Hanson and Raiden Kyaw, who all broke records.
This year we had the privilege of having two Olympians, James Roberts and Yolane Kukla, to present the Age Champion medals with Mr Bassingthwaighte.
Could Laver go back to back and win again? It was a very tight result, with only 29 points separating 1st and 2nd. The results of the 2017 Years 3 to 6 Inter-House Swimming Carnival were:
It was fantastic to once again see the support from the parents assisting as timekeepers. Carnivals such as this would not happen, nor run as smoothly as they do, without the assistance of these volunteers. I would also like to thank to Parents' and Friends' Association for running the canteen and keeping everyone well-fed and refreshed. I know it was a hot place to be up there in the back of the grandstand; the free fruit you provided was a generous initiative and very much appreciated by the students and staff.
I would like to congratulate all students for their efforts and thank all of the staff for their assistance. I would also like to thank Mr Andrew Michael for his organisation and co-ordination of another smoothly run carnival.
The APS carnival will be held at Somerset College, Thursday 16 February starting at 9.00am. Good luck at all our swimmers!« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »