Primary News

Superfish – Ryo Hayashi

Year 6 student, Ryo Hayashi has blitzed the field in all competitions of the Dendy District, Zone and State Swimming Championships, and won a place in the Nationals in the Boys 11 Year Old 50m Breaststroke. Ryo won first place with a time of 41.65 seconds and also came fifth in Boys 11 Year Old Butterfly.

He represented De La Salle in the ACC Swimming competition earlier in Term 1 and his swim coaches, Mr Chris and Mrs Gab Windley, together with Director of Sport, Mr Jon Edgar, Year 4 Teacher, Mr Tim Curran, his Classroom Teacher Mrs Katherine Aldcroft and Director of Primary School, Mrs Anette Phillips couldn’t be prouder of Ryo. His parents continue to celebrate his talent that seems to come with ease and we will all be cheering him on from afar as he takes on the rest of Australia in Queensland very soon.

Go Ryo! We wish you the very best!

Higgins ANZAC Centenary School Poetry Competition

All of our primary students recently entered their own poems in the Higgins ANZAC Centenary School Poetry Competition. The theme for the competition was ‘What does ANZAC Day mean to you?’. Elijah Bazley (Y6), Henry DeVries (Y6) and William Walker (Y6) have been selected from over 300 entries from Primary Schools across the Higgins electorate as finalists in the competition. A wonderful achievement! Well done.

You can read Elijah, William and Henry’s poems here:

The Anzac Centenary School Poetry Competition gives students in the Higgins electorate the opportunity to express how they feel about the Anzac story and to look carefully at an important part of our national history. The competition honours the service and sacrifice of the original ANZACs in the First World War, and all the Australian men and women who have served in conflicts.

A panel including Mr Andre Awadalla, Editor of the Stonnington Leader and the Progress Leader newspapers, representatives of local RSLs and local author Ms Anna Ciddor will select the winning poem and honourable mentions.

There is a special morning tea next Friday 19 May with the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, who has returned to the office, one month after the birth of her second child Edward, to announce the winners of this competition.

We are very proud of all the entries from the De La Salle Primary students and wish our three finalists every success. Congratulations to them and everyone on their wonderful effort!

Mrs Anette Phillips
Director of Primary School 


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