Acting Principal's Report
As this is the final newsletter for Term 3, I have invited two students to recap the highlights
of the past several weeks. Thank you to all the students, parents, staff and school community
for their contributions to making this a wonderful and productive term!
Special thanks to Lulu and Holly for their eloquent article.
This term has been filled to the brim with learning, fun and making new friends. It has also
been a busy one, due to a number of exciting events, such as Book Week, the Preps 100
Days at School and much, much more. We are sad to see Term 3 go, but we are looking
forward to Term 4 and the many exciting and news tasks that await us.
Book Week this year was absolutely overflowing with books, costumes, and lots of
encouragement for kids to read as much as possible. On the Monday of Book Week, almost
all the 5/6 students brought in home made cakes for the Bake a Book display. It was a lot of
fun baking and decorating them the weekend before. All the cakes turned out wonderfully.
On the Friday of Book Week we had the famous Annual Book Week Parade. This year there
were some absolutely fantastic costumes, including dragons, Harry Potters and trolls.
Our school’s senior students have been participating in the school swimming program over
the past few weeks. Consisting of 5 lessons, all the students who took part had great fun,
while also learning many new skills.
Recently the 5/6s have been working on an interesting new project. The Fantastic Racers
and Floaters. The students have been working in pairs to create a mini boat or make a
vehicle that runs. The floaters must hold 20 dice, float and travel 30cm without sinking.
The racers have battery powered propellers that must have a guard on them or they will be
disqualified from the contest.
Earlier this term, the Preps celebrated their 100th day at school. Both grades dressed up as
old people to commemorate the special day and took part in fun activities with their Grade
6 buddies. The Preps first hundred days at school have been amazing. They have made so
many new friends and learned so much. We look forward to seeing what the Preps will
achieve and learn in the future.
More recently all students in the school have been focussing on school wide Learning
Intentions. These include, lining up properly, zipping up our bags, wiping our tables and
keeping our classroom tidy. These Learning Intentions are making a big impact on the
cleanliness and tidiness of our school. They are helping the students take responsibility and
play a bigger part in making our school even better.
Everyone has made a tremendous effort this term,staff, students and also parents, in helping out during special events. We are thankful for all of the things that we have learned over this term.
Now the holidays await us, so kick back and relax until the Term 4 arrives, which is sure to be filled with new experiences galore.
Holly Carr & Lulu Kenny