Head of Junior School – Week 10

Ms Shannon Rosewood

Holiday wishes

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students and their families for their wonderful support throughout Term 3. As you can see, it has been such a rich and rewarding experience for our students in so many ways, made possible through the support of the School by our families. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the dedicated team of staff in the Junior School who all work so tirelessly to enhance the educational experience for your children.  


Snow White Musical

A big thank you to the students, parents and staff involved in making the Snow White musical happen. It was certainly a group effort and the musical team of Mrs Spillane and Mr Oxley are to be congratulated on the quality of the performance.  Mr Spillane’s script was full of laughs and engagement from our youngest students to leading main characters. It was clear that there are some young performers who will be an asset to NEGS musicals in the future.


What did students and parents say?

‘Being a part of the musical was a lot of fun, even the rehearsals!’

‘It was perfect! The smiles on the children’s faces is what it’s all about.’

‘I was thoroughly entertained. The involvement of the whole school made it even better.’


Thank you to our backstage assistance from the NEGS girls and the extraordinary talents of Mr Rose on lights and sounds. A heartfelt thanks to the parents and staff who volunteered to assist with make up, costumes and props. A community effort is what makes the process so memorable and special.


Essential Kindergarten Backpack!

On 19 October the wonderful staff at NEGS Junior School are inviting all parents in the local pre-school community to come along and listen to the leading experts in primary school care, present on what it takes to help navigate your son or daughter through that sometimes tricky entry into ‘Big School’. From 7-8pm parents can find out what makes NEGS Junior School one of the most positive and academically successful junior schools in the region. Refreshments will be available and of course all children are welcome to come along as well.

For more information please contact NEGS on 6774 8700


Congratulations Transition!

Transition received second place in the Mathematics Association of NSW Maths investigation competition. ‘How to discover the bigness’ was a fun and engaging project that explored size. The Transition class measured informally and formally, estimated, guessed, graphed, weighed, counted, made an enormous seven metre cardboard shark and even asked the big kids to help out with one of their puzzling questions. Well done to Mrs McCann, Miss Bec and our youngest learners.

Transition also had a visit from Year 8. Our older students enthusiastically embraced designing toys for our four year olds. Playing with the toys was a hive of activity and laughter. Well done girls. We love when NEGS Senior and Junior schools work together.



2018 Orientations

Term 4 will bring the last of the Transition and Kindergarten experience days so we encourage all families who are interested in the Junior School for their children to contact Enrolments on 6774 8700.

Explore NEGS has been the theme of these incursion days and Mrs Nixon and Mrs McCann continue to plan fun and exciting activities. Our current students will attend these days in either Kindergarten or Transition depending on their enrolment intentions for 2018.

Thursday 26 October – Explore St John’s. 9 am to 11 am

Wednesday 15 October – Transition and Kindergarten Orientation Day


Upcoming events

21 September Assembly Year 5/6 (Note this is a Thursday)

22 September Staff Day (No Child Care)

9 October Term 4


Term 4 starts on Monday 9 October. A reminder that students will be wearing Summer uniform. This includes the following:

Girls – blazer, summer dress, straw hat, short white socks, black shoes, yard hat and cap for sport.

Boys – blazer, blue shorts, white short-sleeved shirts, tie, cap and yard hat.

Blazers to be worn with jumper if weather cool.

A reminder that all uniform items are available from the Uniform Shop (open Wednesday and Thursday). Contact telephone number is 6774 8700


Term 4 events to add to your calendar

  • 19/20 October Year 5/6 Frog Dreaming camp
  • 3 November Year 1/2 Sleepout!
  • 28 November Transition Celebration of Learning
  • 30 November K – 6 Celebration of Learning
  • 3 December Year 6 Lunch
  • 4 December St John’s Activities Day
  • 5 December Year 6 Final Assembly
  • 5 December End of Term 4
  • 5 December NEGS Carols and P and F Family Christmas Party