IJʿ Welcomes the Inaugural Year 5 Cohort

Wednesday, 24/01/2024 Posted by: Emily Heath

2024 has marked a significant moment for IJʿ, as we proudly welcomed our inaugural Year 5 cohort to our community this week.

Principal of IJʿ, Mr Daniel Crump said, “our Founding Fives have taken the first steps in their Sacred Heart journey, walking in the footsteps of our founder St Madeleine Sophie Barat, empowering them to be confident, courageous, and compassionate young women.”

The first day for our Year 5 students was met with great enthusiasm and success with students sharing their favourite moments from the day.

First day highlights included meeting new people, making new friends, and feeling proud at how brave they were in beginning their Stuartholme journey.

Set among the treetops, the Junior School provides our young learners with a secure and inspiring environment to cultivate knowledge and nurture curiosity.

With only 100 students in Years 5 and 6, Stuartholme offers a distinctive opportunity for these students to receive an education tailored to their individual needs.

A dynamic and impressive Junior School Team has been established, led by Mr Brendan Downes, Director of Junior School and Ms Megan Moffatt, Leader of Learning Junior School. They bring a wealth of experience in developing Junior School teaching and learning. Leanne Caines, with a background in school support, is the friendly and welcoming presence in our Junior School Reception.

The Junior School has two outstanding educators, Maggie Wright and Genevieve Easton, whose passion and expertise will contribute to a robust, supportive, and caring environment.

With the 2024 Focus Goal of “Building Community as a Christian Value,” IJʿ aims to uphold the legacy of our founder, Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat and step up to the challenge together of fostering an environment where every student can thrive.