Michelle Chaplin, Head of Junior School
The Year 5 class of 2021 have set a high standard for the student leaders in 2022!
|Junior School Major Awards|
|Dux||Chloe Trevisin and Rafael Dobson|
|Principal's Award||Leo Lockwood|
|Leadership Award||Gabe Jones|
|Sportsperson of the Year||Leo Lockwood, Rafael Dobson and Sharon Ng|
|Performing Arts Award||Ethan Selvindoss|
All year level award winners will be published through Seesaw after the award ceremonies on Tuesday.
2022 Student Leadership Team
Year 4 has been learning all about leadership and completed the process to nominate for JS Captains 2022.
It is with great pleasure we share the good news of the following JS Captains for 2022.
|Captains||Isis Janett||Arjan Panathmanaban|
|Vice Captains||Ayra Akmal Hakim||Alex Furlan|
Today we celebrated with our youngest students - our 3 and 4 year olds from ELC. We celebrated their explorations, discoveries and dreams! They are a remarkable group of learners who are excited to share, interact and learn together. We celebrated the graduation of our 5 year olds heading into Foundation 2022.
Tribute to staff
I take this opportunity to thank the junior school team who have forged ahead in tough times - with seemingly endless energy and an inspiring will to be the best facilitators of learning whether online or on campus the Junior school Team have been an awesome combination - passion plus expertise plus character!!
We farewell some of our staff as they head off to pursue their own different adventures in 2022 and wish them exciting times knowing they will always be a part of the AISM family.
|Angela Barnes||Teacher Librarian and literature lover|
|Leah Cray||Year 4 teacher, VL team member, Think Tank Coach|
|Anthony Gredig||Music teacher, VL team member, spelling coach|
|Grant Griffin||Year 4 teacher, Mindfulness team member, Garden project advisor|
|Rachelle Griffin||Year 5 teacher, ICT facilitator, Curriculum Coordinator|
|Danielle McPherson||Foundation teacher, ELC leader and Mindfulness team member|
|Kosalay Pather||Year 3 teacher, 7 steps coach|
|Jacinta Wild||Year 2 teacher and VL team member|
As Mr Liam King heads home to Australia I reflect on a 2 year journey as a leadership team where life changed quite dramatically - quite regularly - new norms would be set and then reset and then set again. We have been on campus and off campus - we’ve been solving problems late into the evening and early in the morning - we’ve zoomed and G - meeted and through it all we have succeeded - for the students, the staff and the parents - so yes under Mr King AISM has been “Better Together”.
Finally I thank and congratulate the Junior leadership team - Mrs Leigh Janett, Mrs Aggie Kurzak Reeves and Mrs Rachelle Griffin who have journeyed as a team with me to keep our Junior School motivated, inspired and successful - a greater team would be just too hard to find!!
“If you want to go fast go alone; if you want to go far we go together”
To all the wonderful AISM families - I wish you moments to cherish throughout the holidays, chances to laugh out loud and for those who celebrate - a very Merry Christmas - I can’t wait to see what we will achieve in 2022!