Category: Junior School

The Outdoor Education team was overjoyed with the wonderful turnout from our families, with over 90% of boys and their dads or special friends from each year level attending and sharing the night with their peers. In line with our holistic and three cornered approach to raising successful young men, these evenings were a chance […]

During this particular period, the RE topics have focused on themes deemed relevant and uplifting during these often challenging, unpredictable and uncertain times. During Week 1 we considered the value of friendship, forgiveness and kindness through a lovely story called Once there was a Boy which tells a tale of a solitary boy, who through a […]

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For a lovely break in the day, a number of Junior School boys have performed for their parents and friends in a virtual lunch time mini-concert. Well done Kenneth, Lachlan, Harryson, Henry, Ethan, Sam, Evan, Eddie, Hugo, Thomas and Zac. As Deputy Headmaster and Head of Junior School Peter Tellefson said in his closing, music […]

Junior School boys wished a warm and heartfelt final farewell, albeit from a distance, to our much-loved crossing guard, Patrick Bourke earlier this week. Patrick has been a regular in the school community for the past seven years and he brightened the days of boys, parents and staff as he ensured our safety while crossing […]

Hooked on Books

August 5th, 2020 by Michele Fisher

Year 3 Burke students are getting hooked on books through their Book Club groups. Book Club is a fun and engaging activity during Distance Learning 3.0. It allows the boys to have discussions with group members about their text while developing their skills of reading aloud, finding the main idea, recalling facts and details and […]

Although a very different experience on a screen, Marc spoke about his drawings and ways to communicate ideas. He emphasised the importance of reading and drawing to exercise our imagination. Over the 90 minute session, Marc spoke about his childhood, showed his illustrations, completed a dragon sketch (for the School to keep!) and guided the […]

French classes and cooking definitely go in hand and so does staying at home and baking.    Mixing it together was a how to bake a ‘French Yoghurt Cake’ by Head of Languages Mme Karine Coste in her French lesson to Year 3 and 4 boys. We’re sure these cakes are as tasty as they […]

Hamish Leahy thought he’d let this one slide, but he couldn’t get it past his Year 5 class who have given him a birthday surprise over Zoom this morning. Now we’re not sure how old he is, but we’d say Oli’s guess at Mr Leahy’s age might be a long way off. 

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A chance moment of inspiration at school led to a lovely father son project, that brought a bit of ‘Hollywood’ and joy to our Bayside! Well done Charlie (Year 4) whose exploits were published in The Age!   Photo Credit: Eddie Jim, which appeared in The Age online and in print. 

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This week’s virtual lunchtime music concert – a first for the Junior School – was a wonderful opportunity for the boys to highlight their musical talents to a welcoming environment of parents and friends. Over the past weeks, I have had the pleasure of observing many private instrumental and voice lessons via Zoom and the growth […]