We hope you have been able to stay safe and warm during the wild weather. And we hope you all have a wonderful family break and that the real sunny spring weather greets you soon.
It has been another full on term with so many things happening; particularly in the past few weeks.
This week students in Room 19 (Felicity Shevchenko) have been running the market stalls to sell products they have developed through their Kidpreneur project. The research and development of really good products was outstanding . Congratulations girls.
Students in Room 1 (Barb Williams) have been designing and developing a range of slippers with personality! Their impressive thinking and designs are on display today in Room 1. Classes from around the school will be visiting and will be really amazed at how creative and ingenious these students have been.
Our assembly, hosted by students from Room 11 (Ginny Langton and Kelly Green) and Room 25 (Sara Guinean and Jane-Ann Natar) highlighted the amazing number of fantastic things that happen at our school. Here are some of the items:.
- The Heart Foundation Fundraiser … Thank you all so much for your generosity … over $5000 was raised for the Heart Foundation students. Mr Z and Mr Brown joined the ballet!
- We have had a wonderful video record of the camps that have taken place over the past two weeks. great work by teachers , ably supported by parent volunteers. Studentship a great time in the mud!
- 16 seniors students reported on their amazing two weeks in Tokyo, visiting Myojo Gakuen. Their slide show will be on the blog soon. Sarah Vinall coordinated the whole trip superbly.
- Our science focus was fantastically promoted by the students from Rms 11 and 25. congratulations to them.
- Mr Marshall talked about the Science Expo and our expectation that students and parents all work on something to exhibit on 21 October. There are already plenty of interesting projects emerging. The Star Gazing Evening, also on 21 October will be an exciting opportunity to see the Rings of Saturn… tickets are $5 … see the blog post
- We farewelled Sharon Gregory and presented her with a lovely memento: a book with a page from every class in the school.
- When Heather, from the RSPCA. addressed the assembly to thank us for the incredible generosity from our school community late last term, she has seen about half our assembly. She was gobsmacked by what she saw and said how much she would have loved to be a student at our school… lots of us were thinking the same thing.
This week Merry Whelan and Don Zampogna’s classes visited the Art Gallery and received this lovely compliment from the education officers. This is feedback we have grown to expect, and is the result of teachers deliberately and effectively preparing students for a focus on learning:
I just want to reiterate, what I told you on Monday, namely, what a wonderful tour I had with you all. I took, what I considered to be a risk with so many active children and began by asking you all to look, in silence, for 30 seconds, because “painting is silent poetry”.