The e - Chronicle

Term Two Week 7 | Wednesday June 12, 2019

From the Principal

Welcome to our first e- Chronicle. We are trialling this new way of delivering the weekly news to you to see how it works from our end and to see how you like it. Research shows that 90% of parents would like to be able to access their School’s newsletter via their mobile phone and this was not possible with the old Chronicle. We welcome your feedback on this new e - version

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend of lovely sunny weather. I can’t believe it is Week 7 already – the term has rushed by.  It has been a very busy term as usual with Primary boys undertaking their NAPLAN and REACH assessments, the School Athletics Carnival, Debating and Chess plus a myriad of excursions and incursions. We also celebrated Mother’s Day and took part in Pretty Flipped and we still have Professor Maths and a LEGO incursion in the next two weeks! Those parents who wish their boys to undertake the ICAS testing must contact Ms Gershon before the end of the term.

I was proud of our whole School approach to the Pretty Flipped Day we held last Friday. In a world where appearances mean too much, it is a valuable lesson to teach boys that it is what a person is like on the inside that is the most important thing. We enjoyed flipping our clothes and raised $302.40 for the Pretty Foundation. Well done Mr Gowland for organising this initiative.

Rehearsals for our upcoming School Concert, Peter Pan, are well underway with rubber swords being brandished, singing in every classroom and dancing in the hall. Mrs Black is in charge of the performance and props, Ms Bown takes on dance and choreography and our new music teacher Miss Oakes looks after the singing. It is going to be quite a show so mark Tuesday, September 3rd in your diaries as “Showtime”.

Thanks to the P&F we have recently purchased some new soccer goals for Saturday Sport, 2 sets of classroom novels (for Year 3 and Year 6) and a new set of whiteboards for Year 6. A date of September 21st  has been set for the annual fundraiser which contributes much-needed funds for the School. I don’t know what they have planned yet but it will be great fun no doubt!

Sadly, I have attended two funerals in the last week in connection with Coogee Prep. Last Friday we farewelled Sharon Bartelme, the mother of ex Year 5 teacher Mr Carlos Bartleme. Yesterday it was the funeral of Robyn Renilson, the mother of the CPS Old Boys Union President Mr Brett Jowett and Grandmother to Old Boys Mackenzie and Mitchell Jowett.  Our thoughts and prayers are with both families.

“Thinking about death produces love for life.”

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Medical Missionary


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House Points

Nimmo            3rd

McKeown        1st

Storey               2nd

Class Points

Kindergarten    1260

Year 1                 940

Year 2                 1250

Year 3                 956

Year 4                1061

Year 5                1077

Year 6                 953

Class Captains

Kindergarten    Taro McHatton

Year 1                 Emilio Papaioannou

Year 2                 Sam See Yong

Year 3                 Lucas Mitchell

Year 4                 Ned O’Halloran

Year 5                 Lachlan Doble

Year 6                 Saul Teen 

Stars of the Week

Kindergarten      Sebastian Sui

Year 1                  George Young

Year 2                  Riley Thurman

Student News

 ICAS Tests

This year all Primary boys are sitting the REACH tests from UNSW Global. These are taking the place of ICAS which is a more challenging testing system. However, if you would like your son to still participate in the ICAS testing, he will be able to sit for Science, English and Maths.     The cost is $14.50 per test.
Please let Ms Gershon  know by the end of this term if you wish your son to take part.


Premier’s Reading Challenge[ PRC]

Congratulations to Sam Goold [Year 2], Christopher Go [ year 3] and Freddie Fullerton [Year 6] who have completed the reading challenge.



Chess Results

Chess Results Round 5

Friday 7th June

Championship A lost 1 ½ -2 ½ against Emanuel

Championship B lost 0-4 against Emanuel A  

Intermediate C lost ½ -3 ½ against Mt Sinai D

Intermediate D lost 1-3 against St Spyridon B

Rookies E won 4-0 against St Brigid’s B

Rookies F drew 2-2 with Emanuel C

Junior Rookies G won 3-1 against St Brigid’s C

Junior Rookies H lost 1 ½ -2 ½ against Mt Sinai E 

Chess Draw

Round 6 Friday 14th June

Championship A v Mt Sinai A        Home

Championship B v Emanuel B       Away –Transport STORIE

Intermediate C v Matraville A        Away Transport GOOLD

Intermediate D v Claremont          Home

Rookies E v Kensington B               Away Transport CAPAAN

Rookies F v St Brigid’s B                  Away Transport APPLETON

Junior Rookies G v St Brigid’s D     Home

Junior Rookies H v St Brigid’s C     Home 


Championship A

1. Marshall Jones

2. Brooklyn Lagos

3. Billy Lagos

4. Vincent Larcinese

Championship B

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

5. Freddie Sharpe

Intermediate D

1. Vlad Law

2. Joshua McSweeney

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


Sports Update

Sports Results

There are no results this week as last weekend was a BYE for everyone. There are two more games this term and the last  winter season round is Saturday August 10, 2019.

Well done Aston Leslight (Year 6)

Aston competed in the State Juniors Rugby Championships over the long weekend in Camden for Randwick Representatives. They didn’t win but were one if the better teams. Aston scored several tries for Randwick. 

Meet Hayden Morton

Hayden Morton is our resident Transformers PR Coach and takes all the boys in Kindergarten to Year 6 for their weekly PE lesson, In addition to this he has just taken over the soccer coaching role at School and coaches all of our soccer teams from Years 3 to Year 6 on Wednesday afternoons.  He will be running soccer programs in the holidays so watch this space.

You can read more about Hayden here.


Pretty Flipped

Baby brother for Zavier

Zavier Prichard in year 3 WAS very pleased to welcome a new baby brother  over the weekend. Congratulations to Sahal, Tess, Zavier and Kali on the new addition to their family!

Learning Links School Holidays Program


Murphy Sports Holiday Club


Tennis Holiday Camps