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Primary Campus


On Friday 5 November, Primary students participated in the annual Catholic Schools (Section 1) Athletics Carnival held at the SA Athletics Stadium. In this prestigious event, St Michael’s competed against nine other local Catholic schools from across the State, competing in traditional athletics events including shot put, long jump, high jump, hurdles, running events, relays, and pentathlon.

We had some outstanding individual efforts and some excellent results on the day. All the boys displayed great sportsmanship, representing the school very proudly. At the conclusion of the carnival, we finished in 5th place.

A special mention to Tyler Freeborn who ran an incredible 800m running race and is now the new record holder in the State for the Division 1 800m running event.

Congratulations to the following boys who admirably represented our school on the day:

Jimmy Kokkinopolous, Tyler Freeborn, Xavier Bourn, Marcus Marino, Tully Copley, Hayden Harper, Mason Mills, Alessio Esposito, Lachlan Jones, Oliver Pearn, Ethan Tsoulakis, Joshua Grieger, Bailey Palmer, Jacob Pllumbi, Oscar Martin, Daniel Romano, James Del Bbono, Charlie Santos Tait, Ari Parisi, Rocco Parisi, Finn Maddern, Matthew Annese, Harry Scholes, Lucien Kravinskis, Louis Pisoni, Andre Bonifacio, William Modra, Lucas Mazzocchetti, Kaylan Vlotman Patel, Harvey Harradine, Robbie Mazzone, Joshua Rotellini, Jude Cowan, and Sonny Consalvo.

Mr Dion Gazettas, Physical Education Teacher/ Primary Sports Co-Curricular Coordinator  


In last week’s newsletter we celebrated the learning at the Primary Assembly, recognising ICAS achievement, and rewarding readers, click here to read the full list of awards winners. Please see below the images from this event.


Lasallian Stars have been learning about art collectors and famous museums in their art and design lessons. Students learned about Peggy Guggenheim and how she loved to collect art. They painted a picture of her in Venice by the canal with her two dogs wearing her famous sunglasses.

Students decorated their glasses to be flamboyant and expressive. They posed with their glasses next to three models of the Soloman R. Guggenheim museum which is in New York City. They also discussed that Peggy Guggenheim had a collection of her art in a museum in Venice. One student shared that she went to Venice when she was zero! Other students mentioned that their parents have been to New York City and Barcelona where there are the other Guggenheim museums.

Year 5 student Sebastian Krol has been busy making 3D model designs through the Makers Empire app and which has an exciting Augmented Reality feature, see image below.

Another model is a wooden model purchased in the architecture series of famous buildings. We discussed the building with its shape and function to house valuable works of art for the ordinary person to be able to enjoy.

It is important for young students to not only see that art is for making and expressing creative skills and viewpoints but appreciating and responding to art movements and developing their own aesthetic values.

Pictured below is Lasallian Gold and Lasallian Blue Mid-year Reception classes with Sebastian Krol’s (5M) 3D design in AR and 3D print.

Ms Kate Tyrwhitt, Art & Design Teacher


Congratulations to Year 5 student Benjamin Abraham (5M) whose 3D design of the Medi-Robot was selected by the Commissioner as one of the top-rated designs in Space to Dream 2021. The design will feature along with others in the public exhibition at the Space Discovery Centre being launched in November 2021.

Given the success of last year’s exhibition, this year there will be four editions of the exhibition running simultaneously around the State. Find out more here. Top-rated entries for Space to Dream from all participants are published here. Congratulations to Benjamin for his imaginative and detailed design!

Congratulations also to Year 5 student Joseph Esposito (5B) who has won Makers Empire’s monthly design competition.

“Joseph’s design in the Better Breakfast competition was very detailed and well designed. We love his attention to detail in the different types of fruit in his healthy cereal invention. Joseph’s design was selected from over 9,500 designs entered in this competition.”

A Makers Empire trophy and certificate was presented to Joseph at the Primary Campus Year 2 to 6 Assembly. Congratulations Joseph for your winning design!

Ms Kate Tyrwhitt, Art & Design Teacher


Our annual Scholastic Book Fair commenced Thursday 11 November and will run through until next Wednesday 17 November. Book Fairs are designed to give children access to more books they want to read, from relevant new releases to classic award winners. As your children grow, Book Fairs make it easy for home libraries to grow with them; they provide:

  • An exciting event that engages children and promotes literacy.
  • The best range, hand selected from over 50 publishers worldwide.
  • Affordable books to suit every reading level and interest.
  • A fun opportunity for children to see, touch and connect with books they want to read.

Students can visit the Resource Centre before/after school and throughout lunch, complete a wish list and take it home, with the price for parent consideration.

Payments can be made online at ParentPayments (scholastic.com.au). Select ‘South Australia’ and ‘St Michaels College Primary (Beverley)’. Once payment has been successful, please provide the details on the Wish List overleaf including the 8-digit receipt number and amount paid and the ordered goods will be given to your child to bring home to enjoy.

Mrs Glenyss Steventon, Resource Centre Coordinator, is more than happy to assist students if they need support in selecting a book. Students will also be able to select books during their class visits to the Resource Centre. Happy reading!