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SACS Factor certainly brings out the energy, creativity and fun!
Last Friday SACS students celebrated and performed in the annual SACS Factor event. Each House performed a musical item choreographed, organised and performed by students.
The winner of this year’s competition was Canterbury House with disco theme, More Than a Woman, by the Bee Gees and Let’s Groove by Earth, Wind and Fire!
Meanwhile Salisbury House won the People’s Choice Award with their Matilda the Musical theme.
The event raised over $2,000 for South Sydney Anglican Church who run a charity in Redfern where many students volunteer. Thank you to South Sydney Anglican Church Pastor, Rev Matt Johnston, for helping students to understand more about their programmes and the struggling individuals they support.
The energy at SACS Factor this year was palpable and students are looking forward to competing again next year!
The video with the full performances will be Schoology.
#lifegivinglearning

SACS Factor certainly brings out the energy, creativity and fun!

Last Friday SACS students celebrated and performed in the annual SACS Factor event. Each House performed a musical item choreographed, organised and performed by students.

The winner of this year’s competition was Canterbury House with disco theme, More Than a Woman, by the Bee Gees and Let’s Groove by Earth, Wind and Fire!

Meanwhile Salisbury House won the People’s Choice Award with their Matilda the Musical theme.

The event raised over $2,000 for South Sydney Anglican Church who run a charity in Redfern where many students volunteer. Thank you to South Sydney Anglican Church Pastor, Rev Matt Johnston, for helping students to understand more about their programmes and the struggling individuals they support.

The energy at SACS Factor this year was palpable and students are looking forward to competing again next year!

The video with the full performances will be Schoology.
#lifegivinglearning
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Celebrating the GRAND in Grandparents!
Over the past week we celebrated Grandparent’s in Junior School and Gawura and in Secondary School, showing how much we value them as part of our community and the vital role they play in families. The Junior School and Gawura Day was on 7 June with a special assembly, a beautiful morning tea and a chance for students to show their Grandparents around their classrooms.
Mrs Rhonda Robson, Deputy Head of School (Primary) / Head of Junior School said, “Grandparents offer something unique; they bring calmness and add significant value to the emotional development of grandchildren. “God gave us grandparents to make the world a kinder, softer place.”
There was beautiful music, including from the Junior School Percussion and the Thursday Morning Infants Choir.
The Secondary School Grandparents’ Day was on 11 June and also featured a special assembly, morning tea and a special display of Years 7-8 TAS work in Sydney Square.Head of School, Dr Julie McGonigle reflected that grandparents are essential to the lives of their grandchildren. “Grandparents matter. Your Grandchild needs you. They need you to be the steady, loving, quiet presence that always accepts them, always loves them and is always ready to listen – no matter what.”
The assembly also had beautiful music from the Girls Vocal Ensemble, Middle School Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band.Our seasoned ‘school greeter’ Andrew Simpson who so enthusiasticlly welcomes students in the morning, is also an amazing poet and he recited a poem he created honouring grandparents.

Celebrating the GRAND in Grandparents!

Over the past week we celebrated Grandparent’s in Junior School and Gawura and in Secondary School, showing how much we value them as part of our community and the vital role they play in families. The Junior School and Gawura Day was on 7 June with a special assembly, a beautiful morning tea and a chance for students to show their Grandparents around their classrooms.

Mrs Rhonda Robson, Deputy Head of School (Primary) / Head of Junior School said, “Grandparents offer something unique; they bring calmness and add significant value to the emotional development of grandchildren. “God gave us grandparents to make the world a kinder, softer place.”

There was beautiful music, including from the Junior School Percussion and the Thursday Morning Infants Choir.

The Secondary School Grandparents’ Day was on 11 June and also featured a special assembly, morning tea and a special display of Years 7-8 TAS work in Sydney Square.

Head of School, Dr Julie McGonigle reflected that grandparents are essential to the lives of their grandchildren. “Grandparents matter. Your Grandchild needs you. They need you to be the steady, loving, quiet presence that always accepts them, always loves them and is always ready to listen – no matter what.”

The assembly also had beautiful music from the Girls Vocal Ensemble, Middle School Choir, Chamber Choir and Jazz Band.

Our seasoned ‘school greeter’ Andrew Simpson who so enthusiasticlly welcomes students in the morning, is also an amazing poet and he recited a poem he created honouring grandparents.
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It was a delight. You do it so well, thank you.

Auditions for the 2024 Middle School Production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream are now open!Year 8 and 9 students are invited to audition for a fabulous, 1920s Gatsby-inspired version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare. This production will be directed by Ms Chantel Munro and will be performed in Term 4.Get in quick! Applications to audition close this Friday (14 June) and auditions will be held in Week 8.For more information, click here: https://bit.ly/4ei5Zuu

Auditions for the 2024 Middle School Production: A Midsummer Night’s Dream are now open!

Year 8 and 9 students are invited to audition for a fabulous, 1920s Gatsby-inspired version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare. This production will be directed by Ms Chantel Munro and will be performed in Term 4.

Get in quick! Applications to audition close this Friday (14 June) and auditions will be held in Week 8.

For more information, click here: bit.ly/4ei5Zuu
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2 days ago
Congratulations to Oliver Conolly (Year 9) who has been named as a Finalist in the 2024 Young Archie art competition for this beautiful painting of his sister, Zara. You can read more on the Art Gallery of NSW website here https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/2024/712/.Oliver was very surprised at being a Finalist but said, “it’s great to have my picture hanging in the art gallery for the next few months. I am thankful that I have been recognised in the Young Archie for my artwork.”He is thankful for the support he received from his family and the School.
“There is a lot of creativity at St Andrew’s Cathedral School and it’s a good place to tap into that. I have had a lot of support from my teachers and family. They encouraged me to enter the Young Archie which I am grateful for. “And what are his plans for the future?
“I’m interested in continuing my art journey and selling some pictures maybe and seeing where it takes me,” he said.#lifegivinglearning

Congratulations to Oliver Conolly (Year 9) who has been named as a Finalist in the 2024 Young Archie art competition for this beautiful painting of his sister, Zara. You can read more on the Art Gallery of NSW website here www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/young-archie/2024/712/.

Oliver was very surprised at being a Finalist but said, “it’s great to have my picture hanging in the art gallery for the next few months. I am thankful that I have been recognised in the Young Archie for my artwork.”

He is thankful for the support he received from his family and the School.
“There is a lot of creativity at St Andrew’s Cathedral School and it’s a good place to tap into that. I have had a lot of support from my teachers and family. They encouraged me to enter the Young Archie which I am grateful for. “

And what are his plans for the future?
“I’m interested in continuing my art journey and selling some pictures maybe and seeing where it takes me,” he said.

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3 days ago

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Absolutely stunning Ollie. Well done!

Stunning work! Well done

Impressive!!

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Did you know that Mozart had a sister?
Excitingly, our very own, Hugo Gilmovich from Year 5 stars as young Mozart in a new documentary that charts the life of Wolfgang’s older sister, Maria-Anna Mozart, also a child prodigy in keyboard and composition. See the description on the Sydney Film Festival website. Mozarts Sister — Sydney Film Festival (sff.org.au)
Directed by Madeleine Hetherton-Miau, this new documentary saw its world premiere on Friday evening with cast, crew and a number of our St Andrew’s Cathedral School staff in the audience.Released to cinemas in October 2024, the film is a moving and compelling account of how the genius of Maria-Anna Mozart was largely lost to the world due to the inequalities of the time. Watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qytPaazvHI&t=56sHugo, a highly talented musician himself, gave an expert performance and clearly loved every second of the experience.We’ll keep you updated once we know more details about the release date.Bravo Hugo!
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Did you know that Mozart had a sister?
Excitingly, our very own, Hugo Gilmovich from Year 5 stars as young Mozart in a new documentary that charts the life of Wolfgang’s older sister, Maria-Anna Mozart, also a child prodigy in keyboard and composition. See the description on the Sydney Film Festival website. Mozart's Sister — Sydney Film Festival (sff.org.au)

Directed by Madeleine Hetherton-Miau, this new documentary saw its world premiere on Friday evening with cast, crew and a number of our St Andrew’s Cathedral School staff in the audience.

Released to cinemas in October 2024, the film is a moving and compelling account of how the genius of Maria-Anna Mozart was largely lost to the world due to the inequalities of the time. Watch the trailer here www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qytPaazvHI&t=56s

Hugo, a highly talented musician himself, gave an expert performance and clearly loved every second of the experience.

We’ll keep you updated once we know more details about the release date.

Bravo Hugo!
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4 days ago

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Congratulations Hugo!

Well done Hugo!

The level of encouragement and support this kid had during filming and on opening night from SACS is unparalleled. Hugo is very lucky to have such a loving team of teachers and staff in his corner

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Congratulations to the Years 5 and 6 students who participated in the NSW da Vinci Decathlon at Knox Grammar School. The students had a wonderful experience and were excellent representatives of our school. See the full wrap up here. https://bit.ly/3VeFehW
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Congratulations to the Years 5 and 6 students who participated in the NSW da Vinci Decathlon at Knox Grammar School. The students had a wonderful experience and were excellent representatives of our school. See the full wrap up here. bit.ly/3VeFehW
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4 days ago

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So proud of each and everyone of them 😍

Well done team!

Great job, team!

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Long day out at Long Reef!On Monday 3 June, Year 11IB Environmental Systems and Societies enjoyed a sunny and rain-free day out at Long Reef, studying ecological relationships on rock platforms and sand dunes.The students were excited as they braved the cold and got their feet wet while crossing the rock platform at low tide. The students collected and observed animal samples in the littoral zone - which is the scientific word for the “underwater part during the day”.A few of our budding environmental scientists were successful in finding sea urchins, starfish and nudibranchs, which were heavily photographed before being carefully returned to their specific habitats.This excursion was an excellent opportunity for our students to strengthen their experimental design skills to study the abundance and distribution of marine species in their natural habitat.The students were very grateful to go on this excursion and a few students said that collecting real-world data is immensely meaningful when studying the bigger picture.A big thanks goes out to Ms Colusso and Ms Bustamante for accompanying the group on their awesome day out!#lifegivinglearning

Long day out at Long Reef!

On Monday 3 June, Year 11IB Environmental Systems and Societies enjoyed a sunny and rain-free day out at Long Reef, studying ecological relationships on rock platforms and sand dunes.

The students were excited as they braved the cold and got their feet wet while crossing the rock platform at low tide. The students collected and observed animal samples in the littoral zone - which is the scientific word for the “underwater part during the day”.

A few of our budding environmental scientists were successful in finding sea urchins, starfish and nudibranchs, which were heavily photographed before being carefully returned to their specific habitats.

This excursion was an excellent opportunity for our students to strengthen their experimental design skills to study the abundance and distribution of marine species in their natural habitat.

The students were very grateful to go on this excursion and a few students said that "collecting real-world data is immensely meaningful when studying the bigger picture".

A big thanks goes out to Ms Colusso and Ms Bustamante for accompanying the group on their awesome day out!

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5 days ago

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Warmly welcome to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with KiliJack Expeditions

Alec and Ava made a pitch to Dr McGonigle yesterday for a Recycling Hub in the Middle School Library – it was awesome! Based on the 4 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repeat, they used their expert design thinking to outline the problem, empathise with the target audience and create a multi-layered solution.With a focus on raising money for Reforest Now, they had thought through every type of recycling that would have greatest impact on environmental health and most relevance to our St Andrew’s Cathedral School students.Not only is their proposal space aware but it is also interactive, with a Lego exchange, book swapping and stationery trading - and includes an Eco-Quest game designed by Ava which educates about recycling. They have a specific focus on recycling eye-glasses and plastic bottle lids and rings based on their extensive research into the area.
In short they are convinced that St Andrews Cathedral School can lead the way to:
- Reuse the Past
- Recycle the Present
- Save the Future
With such a compelling pitch, Alec and Ava may indeed save the future!
#lifegivinglearning

Alec and Ava made a pitch to Dr McGonigle yesterday for a Recycling Hub in the Middle School Library – it was awesome! Based on the 4 Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repeat, they used their expert design thinking to outline the problem, empathise with the target audience and create a multi-layered solution.

With a focus on raising money for Reforest Now, they had thought through every type of recycling that would have greatest impact on environmental health and most relevance to our St Andrew’s Cathedral School students.

Not only is their proposal space aware but it is also interactive, with a Lego exchange, book swapping and stationery trading - and includes an Eco-Quest game designed by Ava which educates about recycling. They have a specific focus on recycling eye-glasses and plastic bottle lids and rings based on their extensive research into the area.

In short they are convinced that St Andrew's Cathedral School can lead the way to:

- Reuse the Past
- Recycle the Present
- Save the Future

With such a compelling pitch, Alec and Ava may indeed save the future!
#lifegivinglearning
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Fantastic! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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