TERM 3 MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
Term 3 is a demanding period leading into exams for Year 11 and 12 students. As always, our team of exceptional educators will support students every step of the way and challenge them to achieve the level of excellence they deserve. I encourage students to turn to their faith for spiritual guidance and reach out to teachers, family and friends or the School’s counselling service for support during this time. I wish all of our students the best in the lead up to exams.
Master’s Degrees for ASG Staff
Congratulations to the following teaching staff who recently earned a Master’s degree. I commend their dedication to keep pursuing their passion in Education.
Mrs. Carly McPherson – Assistant Academic Leader of PDHPE 7-12
Carly received a Master’s of Education with specialisation in Mathematics. Carly currently teaches PDHPE and Mathematics at the Secondary Campus.
Mrs. Mary Ntoumbos – PreKinder Teacher
Mary received a Master’s of Education, Special and Inclusive Education. Mary’s postgraduate course focussed on specialised skills, knowledge and values that are needed to teach children with special education needs.
Mrs. Catherine Buchanan – Assistant Academic Leader – Humanities / English Teacher 7-12
Catherine received a Master’s of Education, specialising in Student Wellbeing. Engaging with the most recent pedagogical practices in relation to the implementation of student wellbeing, frameworks and their impact on student learning.
Contacting the School
Parents and Carers are always encouraged to contact the School to discuss any queries or concerns. To best direct your enquiry, please contact the Head of the Campus your child attends. If you wish for the matter to be escalated, this can be directed to the Head of School. Please do not approach the Parish Board of Directors directly. The Board and sub-committees liaise with the Head of School regularly to oversee the School’s operations.
Science Week (throughout August)
ASG will celebrate National Science Week with a series of Science based activities planned for students across both the Primary and Secondary Campuses. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fascinating workshops and experiments. National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.
Parent Forum 5 September
Our next parent/carer forum will take place on Monday 5 September. The forums provide the opportunity to share information with our community about the operation of All Saints Grammar and hear from our parents/carers on the topics that are of most interest.
Book Week 9 September
Book Week at All Saints Grammar is always a significant event for students and teachers. Author Mick Elliot will be visiting our school for our PreKinder to Year 6 students. We will also be running a Scholastic Book Fair from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 September. More details to follow.
As a School, we are constantly looking at ways in which we can improve our offering. In the coming weeks, parents/carers will receive a link to complete the midyear survey. We again welcome feedback from you, our valued community, on all facets of our operations. Findings will be used to help continue to identify areas requiring greater focus moving forward.
ASG Taverna Night – Saturday 12 November*
We look forward to the ASG Taverna Night, where our School community will come together to celebrate the talent of our students and enjoy a night of great food, music and dancing. More details will be shared over the coming months. *Event is subject to change or cancellation.
Officially a Nude Food School
In Term 3, All Saints Grammar became committed to both the health of our students and looking after our environment. Our school become a “Nude Food School”. Students have been looking at how much plastic we collectively bring in each day and are committed to making a change. We know that the change will be positive for our students and their learning will be directly impacted by healthier choices. They are very enthusiastic and excited to take on this new concept.
What does a “Nude Food School” mean?
Nude Food is simply food that is not wrapped in foil, plastic or commercial packaging. The best type of nude food consists mainly of fresh food so that it is healthy and nutritious PLUS environmentally friendly. Promoting Nude Food empowers students to make conscious choices about what they eat, and encourages them to think about their impact on the environment (and their health). You might be amazed at how enthusiastic your child is about this.
As always, thank you for your continuous support.
Mrs Elfa Lillis