Junior School Highlights | Mr Brendan Ganley
Gerard Butler Shield
On Wednesday 30 August, Year 6 students participated in the annual Gerard Butler Shield at Tennyson.
An annual event, the Gerard Butler Shield, now in its 30th year, sees Year 6 students travel to Tennyson for a number of games of touch football. The students play the games in remembrance of the life of Gerard Butler who lost his battle with Leukemia while a student at Terrace in Year 7 in 1994. Since this day, students in Year 7 and then Year 6 have played this annual game in memory of Gerard. Last Wednesday was our latest edition, with students displaying fantastic examples of sportsmanship, mateship and the Terrace spirit.
An important part of the day is to still have the family of Gerard with us while the games are going ahead. It is so amazing to have Jim, Cathy, Michelle and Dan present. Each year, we have the extended family present, and in 2023, we had Nick Katter, Charlie, and Henry Cooke be our referees for the day.
A stunning day at Tennyson, where our six classes took part in the battle for the shield. After the preliminary games, classes 6E and 6F were matched up in the final. In a high-scoring game, 6F and Mr Murray were the eventual winners of the 2023 Gerard Butler Shield 9-5.
A massive thank you to Mr Alan Kennedy for the use of the field, Mr Tyron Mandrusiak and Mr Mark Chisholm for refereeing and support and to the class teachers for the running of the day. A day that still holds a special place for Terracians to remember Gerard.
Next Thursday will be the annual Years 5/6 Science Fair in the Campbell Centre. This is always a morning of great excitement as the students have the opportunity to display their amazing work from across the term in science. The Science Fair is a great chance for parents/caregivers to come in and observe some fantastic ideas and experiments that potentially shape how we view the world.
Year 5 will present their Science Fair displays from 8.50am until 9.30am with Year 6 to follow at 9.40am until 10.20am. All parents, caregivers and family are invited.
It has been once again a busy yet fantastic term. Both Years 5 and 6 have worked extremely hard to strive for their goals. One more week of dedicated learning and revision to gain your best. Giving time and practice are essential to development and overall success.