Girl’s Football Tournament
Congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 Girl’s AFL Team who competed valiantly at a tournament this week, resulting in a fourth place finish. Thanks to Mr Ancrum and all the parents who came to support the girls on the day.
Milly, Year 6 “I was really excited to be out there and it was nice to have parents like my dad to cheer us on”
Lexi “It was great to play against lots of different schools that aren’t in our usual Beachside District”
Hannah, Year 5 “A highlight was when we were really close in a match and then we came through and scored more points because we were all in the best positions for our skills”
Catia, Year 5 “Even though we didn’t make it to regionals we did really well. We were really nervous in our first game but it got easier each time”
Friday Morning Training
Year 4-6 have begun athletics training at Whyte Street on Friday mornings. Thanks to the sport captains who meet Mr A at the park before school to set up each week.
Congratulations to Year 6s, who created games for their Year 1 buddies to support their learning of Maths. Year 1 students were so excited and engaged by the games shared and made specifically for them.
Year 5 buddies continue to meet with the Preps regularly, including regular lunch dates.
Parent Opinion Survey
Thank you to those families who have received and completed the Department’s annual parent opinion survey. The survey is generated to a random selection of parents. If you have received one, please take 10-15 minutes as we value your feedback. Completed surveys are anonymous and need to be completed by Sunday, August 11th.
Parliament and Civics Education Rebate
Students from our school will soon be undertaking an education tour of the national capital. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.
The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.
Highlights in learning in the junior school P-2.
When asked, ‘What are you enjoying about learning at the moment?’ these students shared. Stay tuned next week for highlights from 3-6.
Blake, Prep “Maths is fun because we are learning about subtraction and we get to play games”
Lyla, Year 1 “Maths Groups are fun because we work in different classrooms and are learning about groups of”
Daisy, Year 2 “Learning about how to write stores and about settings and characters. We are reading Peter Pan as our class novel and are practising making an image in our head when we read”.
Jeans for Genes Day – tomorrow (Friday, 2nd August)
Students are invited to wear jeans to school and bring a gold coin donation to support this SRC Fundraiser. Students in Grade 4-6 can wear track pants for Athletics in the morning and change into their jeans back at school, if they so wish.