The Chronicle

Term Three Week 1 | Wednesday July 24, 2019

From the Principal

The weather is certainly being kind to us this week as the sun is shining and the boys are full of energy.

We welcome our four Practicum students this term. It is always good to be able to share the craft of teaching with those training and I think they are very lucky to be under the tutelage of our excellent staff.

By now you will have received your son’s Semester One report, covering the first half of the School Year. Parent/Teacher interviews will be held at the end of this term. However, I would encourage any parent who would like to discuss their son’s Semester One Report, to contact the class teacher and make an appointment.

Primary Saturday Sport re-commences this Saturday, July 27, with Rounds 8/9/10. Training is Wednesday (Soccer) and Thursday (Rugby) afternoons (3.00 – 4 pm).

Primary boys can wear their sport’s uniform on Wednesdays and Thursday.

Infants wear their PE Uniform on Wednesday only.

All boys wear House shirts on Wednesday.

Tuesday Soccer with Hector Martinez and the Bondi Football Academy from 3.00-4.30pm in Alison Park runs until the last week of Term.

 SQUAD Athletics training also runs Tuesdays at 7.45am – 8.30. Boys arrive in their training gear and change into their winter uniforms at School.

Optional Mandarin lessons continue on Monday afternoons from 3.00 – 4.00pm as do optional Chess lessons on Friday lunchtimes as for boys in Years 2 – 6.

Founder’s Day on Friday, August 2 with a whole School excursion to see the new Lion King movie at the Randwick Ritz followed by a School BBQ. Grandparent’s Day will take place on Friday, August 16, with all Grandparents welcome on this very special occasion (more details to follow). The Book Week Parade is on August 22, the Father’s Day Breakfast Tuesday, August 27 and Father’s Day Gift Stall Wednesday, August 28. The School Concert on Tuesday, September 3 and the major School fundraiser of Saturday, September 21.

Welcome back to a very busy term!

Quote of the Week

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cant find them, they make them."

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Irish dramatist an, essayist and critic

Important Dates

SQUAD  Athletics Training Tuesday July 23 @ 7.45am  on 23/7, 30/7, 6/8, 13/8, 20/8, 27/8, 3,9

Mandarin Lessons (optional) Monday afternoons from 3-4pm

Year 6 Assembly Monday August 12 & @ 8.30am

Grandparent's Day  Friday August 16 @ 9.00am

Book Week Parade Thursday August 22 @ 9.00am

Father's Day Breakfast  Tuesday August 27

South Harbour Athletics (SQUAD only) Saturday August 24

IPSHA Athletics (SQUAD only) Monday August 26

QUAD Athletics (SQUAD only) Friday September 6

Father's Day Stall  Wednesday Tuesday August 28

School Concert: Peter Pan  Tuesday September 3rd 

Kindergarten Assembly Monday September 9

Year 5 & 6 Country Tour Tuesday September 10 - Friday September 13

School Photos Tuesday September 17

P&F Annual Fundraiser Saturday September 21

Last day Term 3 Friday September 27

First Day Term 4 Tuesday October 15

Speech Morning  Friday  December 6


Terms 3 and 4 week by week calendar


Term Two Headmaster's Awards


Taro McHatton  - his excellent manners and neat, careful bookwork

Casper Wilkinson -  an outstanding improvement in his attitude towards school life


Year 1

Josh Prazan -  always having a positive attitude towards his learning. 

William Steiner -  always using his manners and being a thoughtful and considerate classmate.

Thomas Capaan - his detailed and well-written expositions. 

Year 2

Charlie Henry - his improved focus and positive attitude towards school

Sam See Yong -  his contributions during history and geography lessons

Jackson MacAskill - 100% on all Spelling Mastery tests during Term 2

Year 3

Lucas Mitchell – making an excellent start to his life at Coogee Prep

Rugby Mangan - demonstrating excellent manners and behaviour in class

Sam Wolfe - continually trying his best in all areas at Coogee Prep

Jackson Kimber - always demonstrating respect and kindness to those around him


Year 4

Charlie Appleton - improved focus and attention to detail in his work

Josh Morris - consistent effort and approach to all school tasks 

Kingston Law - excellent focus and effort in his writing tasks

Gabe Joseph - consistent effort and approach to all school tasks


Year 5

Luc Jurgens - his improved work effort and diligent approach to his exams

Oliver Gould - his improved positive attitude and helpful nature towards teacher 

Year 6

Leo Jreige - outstanding classroom focus and commitment to learning

Otto Freiheit - outstanding classroom focus and commitment to learning

Founder's Day

Our annual Founder’s Day will be held on Friday 2nd August. We will have a church service at 9am followed by a screening of the new ‘Lion King’ movie at the Ritz in Randwick. The boys are able to take their recess with them to the movie. On our return to school, the P & F are organizing a BBQ lunch for the boys.

A permission note was sent out yesterday. Click here to sign it

Spanish Teacher

 We have employed a Spanish speaking teacher who will take on the role of teaching the boys to speak Spanish. Her name is Katerine Reyes and she came to school yesterday and met all the classes. Miss Katerine will take each class for Spanish on Tuesdays, starting next week. 


Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC)

Congratulations to the following boys who completed the reading challenge over the holidays.

Kindergarten - Leon Dunkley

Year 1- William Steiner

Year 2 - Sam See Yong

Year 4 - Tyler Fielding

Year 6 - Cobey Owen

A total of 24 boys have now finished their reading challenge, but there is still plenty of time for everyone to get reading before Friday 30th August.

Class Captains

Kindergarten–  Harvey Rumble

Year 1 – Jacob Twitchen

Year 2 – Mitchell Harris

Year 3 – Aidan Quinlan

Year 4-  Charlie Appleton

Year 5-  Marshall Jones

Year 6 – Campbell Hathaway

Peter Pan costume update

We are so excited to begin proper full rehearsals for our Peter Pan Performance next term.

We have really gone above and beyond this year and put in a huge amount of effort into everything from the performance, the dances, the singing, the props and much much more. We hope that boys put in just as much effort when it comes to creating their costumes!

Attached is a spreadsheet indicating exactly what your son/s will need to wear for the concert. Boys with a main speaking role will receive an email later this week detailing costume requirements. 

Feel free to email me if you have any further questions. 

Annette Black

Peter Pan costume requirements for ALL boys


Library Days

Library will commence this week. Borrowing will take place every even week for all classes. Library days are as follows:

Kindergarten: Tuesday

Year 1: Wednesday

Year 2: Wednesday

Year 3: Wednesday

Year 4: Thursday

Year 5: Thursday

Year 6: Wednesday

A reminder that students may return their library books at any stage throughout the week by placing them in the blue returns box in the Library. Thank you

Book covering thanks

Thanks to Mui (Sam See Year 1) and  Janelle (Harry in Kindy)  who covered a set each of class novels over the holidays. Year 6 will enjoy Brian's Winter (book 2 in the Hatchet serious about a boy stranded alone in the Alaskan wilderness) and Year 3 are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Redgum Books Catalogue Term 3

The new Redgum Books catalogue is out now and coming home. The more books you order the more books we can order for free! They have a fantastic range of books for all ages. Great ideas to encourage for home reading, and brilliant for gifts. Start stockpiling for Christmas now!

Click here to see the new catalogue and start ordering!

Birthday Book Donation library request list


Chess Games


Round 9 26th July

Intermediate C v St Therese D Transport GOOLD

Intermediate D v St Brigid’s A HOME

Rookies E have a BYE

Rookies F v Matraville B HOME

Junior Rookies G v Junior Rookies H – played at school yesterday


Round 10 2nd August

Intermediate D v St Spyridon B Away Transport

Rookies E v St Spyridon C Away Transport

Rookies F v OLA Away Transport Appleton

Junior Rookies G v St Brigid’s C Away Transport


Round 11 9th August

Intermediate C v St Therese B Away Transport

Rookies E v Matraville B Away Transport

Junior Rookies H v St Brigid’s D Home 

Chess Team


1. Marshall Jones

2. Brooklyn Lagos

3. Billy Lagos

4. Vincent Larcinese


1. Harry Crewe

2. Arran Storie

3. Ben Capaan

4. Lachlan Doble

Intermediate C

1. Luc Jurgens

2. Akash Dutta

3. Archie Coulton

4. Oliver Goold

Freddie Sharpe

Intermediate D

1. Vlad Law

3. Henry Merrion

4.Jack Brandtman

Reserves  Cobey Owen and Jeremy Trueman-Farrell

Rookies E

1. Dylan Crewe

2. Joshua Capaan

3. Sam Wolfe

4. Isaac Makim

Reserve Luke Brown

Rookies F

1. Archer Wong

2. Ned O’Halloran

3. Harrison Wood

4. Charlie Appleton

 Reserve Luke Brown

Junior Rookies G

1. George Tsaccounis

2. Justin Lo Nero

3. Harry Mozley

4. Freddie Grindrod

Junior Rookies H

1. Rugby Mangan

2. Aidan Quinlan

3. Zavier Prichard

4. Rowan Munro


Woolworths Earn & Learn

We raised 6000 points and have purchased an movie making animation software kit and a small circuits kit.

Thanks to everyone who sent in stickers

Praccys in da House!

We have 4 new Practicum students joining us form Notre Dame University this term.

K - Christopher Comino (whole term)

2 - Tess Christensen (4 weeks)

5 - Adrian Maglione (whole term)

5 - Cagla Sanli (whole term)

Mind Quest Term 3 2019

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Sports Update

Yoga time with Mr Davis is very zen!

Primary Saturday Sport Fixtures Term 3


Well done Lachie and Jack!

Last weekend Jack Brandtman and Lachlan Doble played in a rugby tournament representing the Randwick District at the NSW U11 Rugby State Championships, held at Tuggerah. 

The weekend saw the boys playing in six very competitive games enjoying a couple of hard fought wins mixed with some close losses.The boys acquitted themselves very well playing against some of the top players from across the State.  At the end of the weekend the Randwick coaches commended both boys on their excellent efforts and awarded Lachie the team game ball for his contributions across the weekend."

Art Cupboard help

We are looking for someone to help us tidy and sort out our Art Cupboard which is in a bit of a mess.    Any help would be much appreciated.

OPAL Card always needed

Service adjustments from Sunday 28 July

To improve reliability and meet customer demand, timetable adjustments will occur on many bus routes from Sunday 28 July.  There are also changes to the timetables of many school services. 

Trip planning and further information

Parents and students are encouraged to plan their trip to see if these timetable changes will impact the way that they currently travel to and from school.  More information, including timetables, maps, Trip Planning and school service details is available at .  You can also view school service information on the Transit Systems website – .


Student Opal Card Reminder

Please ensure your students are aware of the condition of use of their Opal Card, and the importance of carrying and using their card whenever they travel.

It is a condition of travel that all students tap on with their Student Opal card every time they board the bus, and tap off when they alight.  This allows Transport for NSW and bus operators to assess the patronage of bus services, including School Special buses, to ensure that resources are used efficiently and meet customer demand.

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