Junior School Year Level ‘Coffee and Cake’ Mornings


The P&F Junior School Community Team have arranged a series of ‘Coffee and Cake’ mornings at the Sheoak Cafe to give parents an opportunity to catch up with other parents in their child’s year level.

We have scheduled the first series of ‘Coffee & Cake’ mornings at the Sheoak Cafe as follows:

Reception – Friday 5 March 9am

Year 1 – Friday 19 March 9am

Year 2 – Friday 7 May 9am

Year 3 – Friday 9 April 9am

Year 4 – Fri, 14 May 9am

Year 5 – Fri, 21 May 9am

Year 6 – Fri, 28 May 9am

The Sheoak Cafe will be offering a Coffee and Cake special for $10 for any parents that attend.

Please RSVP via the event invitation on the Year Level Facebook page by COB the Wednesday prior to your year level coffee and cake morning.

We hope you all have a lovely time catching up!

Your sincerely,

Junior School Community Team

Junior Campus Music Ensembles and Choirs


Does your child love music? Below are the extra-curricular ensembles running at the Junior School in Term 1, 2021. Ensemble rehearsals started in Week 2, and choir rehearsals will begin in Week 3:


Year 4 Strings and Junior Strings

  • Wednesdays, 2.55-3.45pm in the Chapel. Please contact Leith Stutterd if your child is interested in attending.

Junior Band

  • Thursdays, 7.45am in the Chapel. Please contact Leith Stutterd if your child is interested in attending.


Concert Eagles – Years 3-6

  • Wednesdays, 8am in the Music Room. Please contact Sarah Raymond if your child is interested in attending.

Junior Soarers – Years 1-2

  • Thursdays, 8:10am in the Music Room. Please contact Sarah Raymond if your child is interested in attending.

If you have any questions about the Junior Campus Music Program, please contact Sarah Raymond by email.

Year 8 2021 Immunisations


Dear Parents,

This week, Year 8 students have been given their Immunisation packs for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination (two doses) and the Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis (dTpa) vaccination (one dose). The form in this pack must be completed by a parent/caregiver and returned to Student Services, Pargeter Building no later than Wednesday 10 February. It is a requirement that all forms be completed and returned regardless of whether the student is receiving the vaccinations or not.

The first round of vaccinations are scheduled for Tuesday 16 March. If you have any queries or concerns please contact Mandy Hooper at Student Services on 8278 0214.

Yours sincerely,

Mandy Hooper
Student Services

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