Division Athletics

Last Thursday we were very proud to have 4 students represent us at Division Athletics. These students shone at District athletics and qualified to go on to the next level which is Division. If students win at Division, they go to Regional and then onto State.

Christian was in the 10 year old 80m hurdles. He came 3rd in what is a very technical event – a great result.

Indi  was in the 11 year old 100m sprint. She told me that it was a very competitive race and she was proud of her efforts.

Zane was down for 1500m and 80m hurdles. He had been battling illness and injury all week. He managed to go to the athletics and competed in the hurdles. That was a great effort and he can be very satisfied with his result given his difficult preparation.

Felicity was a late call up to shot put. She came in as an emergency after the 1st placegetter at District was unable to attend. Felicity came a creditable 5th in her event – terrific result.

Great effort by our 4 representatives, we are very proud of their efforts.

Ava’s Close-Up

Leave a comment below if you know what this is AND WHERE!

Hello, everyone, my name is Ava. This term I’ll be running a weekly competition called, Ava’s Close-Up where you will need to guess what the close-up photo is and where the first person to guess will go in the running for a prize a the end of the term.

Here is this week’s close up photo.


Mia’s Junior Artist

To all the artists at St Charles Borromeo, I am beginning a new art blog series called, “Mia’s Junior Artist”.

This week’s category is “Super Hero“.

Every week I will select a “Junior Artist of the Week”. They will receive a certificate and go in the draw for a prize at the end of term.

I am looking forward to seeing your “Super Hero” drawings on Friday, 19th of October.

Make sure you include your name and class on the back. I will come and collect them on Friday.

Good luck!


To build our Mars Rovers, we became designers and engineers. we had to build them using different varieties of pasta. That’s right just Pasta! We were given a budget of  $60,000,000. We could use as much pasta and lollies as you can afford. We had to be very careful that we did not blow the budget.  These are our Rovers.

We tested our Rovers. They did ROLL unaided but Pasta is very difficult to work with. We showed a lot of resilience in making and testing.


National History Challenge

In exciting news for St Charles Borromeo, both Ethan (5/6 M) and Jacinta (5/6 SC) have progressed beyond the State level to the final National level of judging. Judges in Canberra will now decide the National and State champions. Congratulations to Jacinta and Ethan for making it this far and good luck! We are very proud of both you.

National History Challenge

At Monday’s assembly, we congratulated the following students for entering this year’s National History Challenge: Harlan (5/6SC), Lucas F (5/6SC), Caitlin (5/6SC), Oscar (5/6SC), Hannah (5/6MAL), Nicholas (5/6MAL), Mercedes (5/6SC) and Ethan (5/6M). Not shown: Jacinta (5/6SC) and David (5/6SC). 

It was also exciting to hear that Caitlin, Jacinta, Olivia, Oscar, Ethan and Nicholas qualified to present their entries at the State Finals with the opportunity of making it to the National Finals.

An excellent result for the students at St Charles Borromeo!

A special thanks to Mrs Sirianni who coordinated and supported students with their entries.

Donation to Vanuatu

A large number of our school uniforms were donated to boys and girls in Vanuatu. The people here were recently hit by a severe cyclone and our donation was greatly appreciated.

Well done to Marni (Flick and Patrick’s mother) for organising this and thank you to Heather Prior for transporting and coordinating the donation (as well as sending through these pictures).