Around the Campus – Term 1
Take a look at what’s been happening around the Campus.
Exciting Times in Junior Primary
Welcome back to Term 2! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for another exciting term.
Throughout Term 1, the Junior Primary children enjoyed many different activities. During our Chapel times we have been learning about the story of Creation, along with other valuable lessons, such as the importance of having a strong foundation in God. The Year 1 and 2 students have enjoyed their opportunity to help run an Assembly and the Reception children are looking forward to their turn in Week 6 of this term.
The Receptions and their Year 5 buddies have continued to developed their relationships, through a variety of shared experiences. They have been developing Adobe Spark presentations on the iPads, and have also explored details in nature using iPad microscopes. It has been wonderful to see the Year 5s step up and show good leadership skills, and the Receptions in turn have responded with growing confidence as they spend this quality time together.
Leading up to Easter, the children worked hard on some artwork to present for the CityReach Easter Art Show. Hopefully many of you had the opportunity to attend and see their wonderful displays.
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
To finish the term, we had a visit from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The children joined in for some dancing, singing and listening to all sorts of different instruments. It was a lot of fun and a great way to end the term! As the new term begins, we are excited to watch the progress of the new building, with the foundation slab expected to be poured early this term!
Sharlene Tirimacco, Junior Primary Co-ordinator
Upper Primary Learning Journey
We have had a wonderful Term 1, full of many different activities and many practical opportunities to learn and develop in the Upper Primary.
The Year 3s’ historical look at how Cedar College has changed over the years, was a fascinating learning time. The students were amazed at how different the school looked when it began, with just over 30 students.
The Year 3s and 4s undertook a STEM investigation to design, create and test small parachutes suitable for a Lego Minfigure, made from everyday materials. In Year 5, the students enjoyed learning about olden day farm life at their Narnu Farm camp, as well as the opportunity to make new friendships and strengthen current ones.
Beyond the classroom
Gould team badges were worn with pride following their Sports Day win last term.
Sports Day was a fantastic day of fun games, sporting events and healthy competition.
We enjoyed a sausage sizzle lunch, as well as a delicious cake stall at recess, that many of our parents generously contributed towards.
Our Assemblies and Chapels have moved to Friday mornings this year, and it has been exciting to see so many parents attend. The Chapel team has included skits, interviews, bands, games and songs, to help us discover more about Jesus. Students were also able to contribute to the CityReach Easter Art Show, as another way of expressing who Jesus is.
After a really good start to the year, we look forward to continuing our learning journey in Term 2.
Nigel Austin, Junior Primary Co-ordinator
Life in Middle School
2019 began with great excitement and enthusiasm as we welcomed 84 Year 7s to the Middle School.
Miss Kerry Spriggs and the Year 7 teaching team do an amazing job, transitioning our Year 7s into the Middle School environment.
The High School Chapels are really important times, where the whole student body gather together, to be encouraged and inspired as they make sense of life, and discover Jesus in their day to day lives. Pastor Jeremy Wright has done an amazing job with the Term 1 Chapels.
Many students were deeply moved during the Easter Chapel on the last day of term. We thank the staff who combined with the Chapel Band for this service.
Critical and creative thinking
Term 1 is also “Camps Term” for Middle School students at Cedar. The opportunities that occur, when students are on camp, to strengthen relationships, develop new skills, and grow in resilience, are life changing.
The selected images on this page are a snap-shot of the challenges students embraced. The challenging and unique activities during camps, spark further development of students’ critical and creative thinking and collaboration skills. Not to mention all the fun and sense of accomplishment that students experience from these activities.
We look forward to the many opportunities students will have to represent Cedar in their House teams during Term 2. We eagerly anticipate the continuing development of students’ relationships, and their self-development throughout all the activities and opportunities that students will undertake in this coming term.
David Webb, Middle School Co-ordinator
News from the Senior School
The Senior School has had a busy and exciting start to 2019, here at Cedar College.
We began the year with our Academic Chapel, where we celebrated the achievements and successes of our 2018 Year 12s.
In Week 2, our current Year 12s had their Year 12 Retreat, which was a wonderful time of relaxation, relationship building, reflection, and preparation for the year ahead.
Other highlights of the year so far include the High School Sports Day – congratulations Gould on your win! We also had a special visit from Connor Rozee, who was presented with a special number 20 Cedar guernsey. Connor shared with us his experiences as a student, here at Cedar, and his path to becoming a Port Power footballer this year.
Cedar also hosted and ran the inaugural Prefects Conference, in which Prefects from other Christian Schools were invited to gather and network, be inspired, and develop further knowledge and skills for leadership.
Mr John Gardner MP was one of the special guest panellists who answered student’s questions regarding leadership.
This term looks to be just as busy with our new House Team Fundraising starting in Week 2, as well as lots of other exciting activities occurring throughout the Senior School.
Nichole Tiller, Senior School Co-ordinator