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from the junior school HAloysian family - Prize for Music,Prize, Ricky Zhang –The William Caspersappy New Yearto the extended its members past, present Alexander Murphy, and prospective. It’s only Prize for Outstanding the third week of the new Character and Henry academic year and what an Arnold – The Ad action-packed time it’s been! Majora Natus Prize Boys in the Junior School have for School Spirit. already experienced their The highly sought first inter-house carnival with after, Mrs Thompson the Junior School Swimming Memorial Aloysian Carnival held at Sydney Silver Medal was Olympic Park Aquatic awarded to Samuel Centre in Homebush, trials McKenzie in Year 6. for summer sport, the exciting and fun-filled induction camps Our Year 6 students for Years 3, 4 and 5 and the reflective Leadership Day for The 2011 Mrs Thompson Memorialplayed a crucial role our Year 6 boys. These outings were a great opportunity Silver Medallist Samuel MacKenzie in the life of the Junior for the boys to make new friends, see teachers as friends (Year 6, 2011). School through their in a very relaxed and informal setting and cement old leadership of the Houses, representation on the SRC and as friendships. At the Commencement Assembly, the Rector of Prefects and Committee members. I would like to thank all the College, Father Peter Hosking SJ, presented each of the student leaders for their enthusiasm and fine example to the new boys with a jacaranda sapling to remind them of the younger boys. Isak Stene, Samuel McKenzie, Harry Kellick care and nurturing that they deserve and owe each other and Jacob Parker, the four Prefects that headed the Liturgy, and that which we endeavour to deliver during their time of Transport, Environment and Social Justice Committees growth at the College. respectively inspired their peers through example to be men for others. The Father Joseph Dalton SJ trophy for winning the overall Junior School House Competition went to Owen House led by James Lawrence (Captain) and Anthony Sleiman (Vice- Captain). The SRC under the direction of Mrs Jennifer Walker had an outstanding year with active participation in raising awareness of their natural environment and discussions on ways of making the Junior School a happier place to learn and develop. The SRC and the various committees have worked hard and actively during the year to promote social justice issues and initiatives in support of the Heart Foundation, NSW Cancer Council, brother – sister school sponsorships overseas and Karonga School for children with disabilities. In speaking to new parents and boys, I often invite The Rector, Fr Peter Hosking SJ, presents a jacarands seedling to them articulate their positive school experiences here (justBenjamin Squires (Year 3) and Louis Pribula (Year 3) on their first day at the College. as I encourage them to tell me about any negative or indifferent ones) or what they like most about their new At the 2011 Annual Prize-Giving and Speech Day in late school. Their responses can range from good facilities, Term IV, we acknowledged the efforts and achievements of friendly environment, our Arrupe Outreach Programme, our boys in the academic arena. In acknowledging them, variety of sports and extra-curricular activities to kind and I congratulated each and every one of the boys, who had caring and teachers. All of these factors play an important given of his best during the year whether or not he received part in making our school a good place for the students in a formal award on Speech Day. A special mention must our care. Familia Moja Orphangae in Kenya, Mini-Vinnies, be made of the following boys: Thomas Smelt – Dux of Karonga School for children with disabilities, the Jesuit Year 3, Felix Scott – Dux of Year 4, Dylan Ferguson – Refugee Service and the two local Nursing Homes (James Dux of Year 5, Finnegan Waugh – Dux of Year 6, Isak Milson and Georgia House) are household names and part Stene – winner of The North Shore Historical Society Prize of the Junior School’s extended family through our Arrupe for Public Speaking, Ricky Gao – Year 6 Mathematics Outreach Programme. Prize, Joseph Wallace – The Niall Rory Gleeson General In Sport, there were many student achievements by Proficiency Prize for Year 3, Darcy Dunkin – Year 6 English individuals and teams throughout the year. While it’s St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 30


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