Junior School Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022

New Water Playground

Over the holidays, the ground staff worked hard to install a new water feature and playground into the Junior School. This playground is designed to help the boys build their strength, work as a team and use their creativity.

A huge thank you to the P&F! None of this would've been possible without you.

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Junior School Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022

Shrek Jr The Musical

We enjoyed some ogre-sized fun in the JS last week with the production of Shrek the Musical. What an amazing show it was! While some of the actors were a bit green (😜) the Junior School cast shone in the McAppion Theatre to a full house across three nights. Well done to all the staff and students involved in what was a spectacular show.

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Junior School Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022

Kindy Trip to Fremantle

The Kindergarten boys enjoyed an excursion to Fremantle in Week 1 of Term 4. The boys had an opportunity to view and hold various sea creatures including rock lobsters, star fish and sea apples. They then joined the Aqua Guides in a Nature Discovery Beach Combing exercise along Bathers Beach. The boys located and identified debris washed ashore finding sponges, seaweeds, sea urchins, shells, corals and sea grasses.

Finally, the boys had a delicious lunch at Cicerellos and enjoyed spotting the trucks on our bus ride back to Aquinas.

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Junior School Tuesday, 08 Nov 2022

State Schools WA Primary Interschool Triathlon

The Western Australian Primary Interschool Triathlon was held on the Friday 4th of November at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. The event included a 200m swim, 6km cycle and 2km run in which Aquinas College entered two Year Six and one Year Five team into ‘B’ Division, as well as one Year Five and one Year Four team into ‘C’ Division.

Results:

B Division

9th Place – Alexander Chan, Kirby Mincham and Luca Rechichi

10th Place – Thomas Swingler, Benjamin Hartnett and Will O’Hehir

11th Place – Nicko Kurmann, Brendon Karczub and Jack Delic

C Division

3rd Place – Spencer Whitfield, Lincoln Mathanda and Duke Danby

22nd Place – Jordan Trueman, Maxime Blackadder and Grayson Ahrens

A special mentioned to Kirby Mincham who competed in the individual Aquathlon, finishing in 20th place after he had competed in the team event for Aquinas.

Thank you to all parents for the support and efforts on the day in getting your son to and from the venue. Thanks also to Mrs Madeline Silvester for her work and assistance in getting the boys ready for their race on the day.

Nathan Eaton
Junior School Sport Coordinator

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Junior School Friday, 21 Oct 2022

JS House Triathlon

On 17th October, the Junior School hosted the House Triathlon Carnival. We were lucky enough to have outstanding weather on the day, blue skies and sunshine. Competing in ideal conditions, all boys from Year Three to Six were involved in either an individual or team event. The carnival allowed the boys to display resilience, perseverance, determination and teamwork. It’s no easy feat competing in such a tiring event!

The boys competed with great spirit, enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Points wise, it was close all day with Redmond House winning ahead of Quinlan House.

Redmond House made Junior School history, becoming the first House to win all four major Sporting carnivals in the calendar year.

Congratulations to the following boys and teams who were named Champions and Runners-up for their year level.

Year 3 - IndividualChampion: Ashton Smales (Egan)

Runner-up: Jeshua Landrigan (Redmond)

Year 3 - TeamChampion: Leo Stanbrook, Hugo Moore, Ezekiel Lowe, Louis Kurniawan (Redmond, Clune & Quinlan)

Runner-up: Timothy Middlemas, Stefan Lazarus, Jaiden Manning (Quinlan & Clune)

Year 4 - IndividualChampion: Jordan Trueman (Redmond)

Runner-up: Grayson Ahrens (Redmond)

Year 4 - TeamChampion: Lennox Marston, Bellin Lin, Fionn Sao (Quinlan, Redmond & Clune)

Runner-up: Ian Thomson, Levi Monzu, Daniel Mitton (Egan & Clune)

Year 5 - Individual Champion: Duke Danby (Egan) & Kirby Mincham (Egan)

Runner-up: Spencer Whitfield (Quinlan)

Year 5 - TeamChampion: Marc Sutisna, James Hawke & Patrick Kim (Quinlan)

Runner-up: Marc Sutisna, Harry Crommelin & Patrick Kim (Quinlan)

Year 6 - IndividualChampion: Will O’Hehir (Clune)

Runner-up: Brendon Karczub (Quinlan)

Year 6 - TeamChampion: Lachlan Hooper, Christopher Gasmier, Nathan Huynh (Quinlan & Redmond)

Runner-up: Lachlan Hooper, Rylan Prindiville, William Zhu (Quinlan & Redmond)

Congratulations to Ashton Smales who broke the Individual Year 3 record with a time of 13 minutes 35 seconds. Jordan Trueman also broke the Year 4 Individual record with a time of 15 minutes and 12 seconds – breaking the 2020 record set by his brother Matthew.

Final Points

  1. Redmond - 155
  1. Quinlan - 160
  1. Egan - 179
  1. Clune - 187

Thank you to all staff members, ground staff, ICT staff and the Middle School volunteers for all of your help and support on the day. This event would not have been possible without the support of this amazing team. Thank you to all of the parents of our competitors; the boys were prepared, organised and enthusiastic! This doesn’t happen without the behind-the-scenes work from our Aquinas College families.

Nathan Eaton
Junior School Sport Coordinator

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Junior School Monday, 17 Oct 2022

IPSHA Chess Competition

On Tuesday the 13th of September, four students from the Aquinas College Junior School attended the Year 3-6 IPSHA Chess Competition. The boys that represented Aquinas were Aarav Sharma (5R), Enrico De Santis (5R), Cruz Cooke (5B) and Fionn Sao (4W).

The competition ran for the entire day with the students playing eight 20-minute rounds against competitors from other schools. Of the 15 schools and 60 students competing in the competition, Aquinas placed 8th overall. The boys were respectful to their opponents and should be very proud of their achievements.

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Junior School Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

JS Father's Day

The Junior School boys celebrated Father’s Day in Week 7, sharing breakfast with their Dads, Pops and Grandpas. We hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day!

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Junior School Thursday, 29 Sep 2022

Mother's Writing Morning

On 15 September 2022, the Junior School boys and their mums enjoyed a nice breakfast in their pyjamas for the Mother's Writing Morning.

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Junior School Friday, 16 Sep 2022

2022 JPSSA Athletics Carnival

The JPSSA Athletics Carnival was held on Thursday 8th September at the W.A Athletics Stadium. The day was filled with excitement, great sportsmanship and the Aquinas students showed great character in all events. Aquinas finished in fourth place for the day.

A few special mentions must be given:

  • Division 1
  • Year Four 100M - 1st Place Louis Lynch
  • Year Six High Jump – 2nd Place Nicholas Masiello
  • Year Five 4 x 100M Relay – 2nd Place
  • Division 2
  • Year Four 60M Hurdles – 2nd Place Maxime Blackadder
  • Year Four Shot Put – 2nd Place Grayson Ahrens
  • Year Five High Jump – 2nd Place Austin Sweeny
  • Year Five 200M – 2nd Place Tyson Blakey
  • Year Five Triple Jump – 2nd Place Luca Zoiti
  • Year Five 800M – 2nd Place Kirby Mincham
  • Division 3
  • 100M – 1st Place Maxime Blackadder

Honourable mentions to our other top competitors on the day must go to Grayson Ahrens, Luca Zoiti and Nicholas Masiello who displayed their athletic ability competing in multiple events at a high level across the day.

Congratulations and well done to all boys who represented the College and gave it their all on the day. Thank you to all the staff members and parents for your help and support. Lastly, a big thank you must go to Mrs Madeline Silvester, the Senior School staff members and the rest of the athletics coaches at the College for giving up their time to coach the boys on Wednesday afternoons in preparation for the carnival.

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