A reminder that our Cross Country Carnival is coming up this Thursday 13th May.
A copy of the program was sent home with the eldest student in the family last week, with events beginning at 9:30am.
We will have some Grade 10 students from Mt Carmel College volunteering as helpers on the day, which means that any parents coming along will be free to just support and cheer on the students.
Please ensure that any parents coming to watch sign in at the office first.
NAPLAN testing began today, with students in Grade 3 and 5 completing the writing test. Testing will continue on Wednesday with the Reading Test, the Language Conventions (Spelling/Grammar) test on Friday and the Numeracy test on Monday 17th. We are so proud of how our students are being positive and are doing their very best.
Ride To School Day
Although it was a few weeks ago, here are a few photos of the fun which was had on Ride to School Day.
A HUGE thank you to Mr West for organising this day, the bike lessons and the lunch time milkshake making machine.
We are so excited to be in our new Kinder room, and with the Kinder playground nearing completion we felt it would be lovely to celebrate the new space with a fresh new name for our birth to 5yo program, Smarties.
We invite community suggestions for names in the theme of our new space, which is designed in the style of an apple shed and features open, light areas with natural timbers, and focuses on nature play and connection.
Here are some names which have been suggested already, please add your ideas in comments below, in person at our LiL sessions, through the office or via message.
Grade 4, 5 and 6 had a special treat last Friday. We were able to teleconference with former NASA astronaut, Greg Chamitoff, as part of our ‘What’ll happen to the Wattle’ project. Greg spoke with us about the various missions he has performed in space, what it’s like on the International Space Station and the intense training involved in becoming an astronaut. We watched a video presentation Greg made of his space experiences. It was fun to see the astronauts moving in a micro-gravity environment and to learn of the current space projects happening right now. The Artemis Mission will be heading back to the moon soon! Some of our highlights were hearing that they call their zero gravity training module ‘The Vomit Comet’, learning that it takes two hours to change into their space suits, seeing their underwater training facility and watching them use T38 jets to train at high speeds. We are looking forward to many more teleconferences as we head deeper into our ‘Wattle Happen to the Wattle’ project. We have a Jet Propulsion engineer and a NASA flight director booked in for this term and we can’t wait!
The Parents and Friends Association would like to say a big thank you to all the families that supported our Mother’s Day stall.
We were overwhelmed by the amount of interest and we raised $250 to go towards our playground.
Because of the positive response and the support we got, we will be running a bigger and better Father's Day stall later in the year.
Thank you to our amazing volunteers, Natasha Allan, Narelle Allan and Angela Shaw who set up and ran the stall for the children to enjoy.
Also, a huge thank you to Katherine Dewhurst who made sure the day ran smoothly for both the stall and canteen.
Parents and Friends Coordinator
On Wednesday we will be making squishy stress balls with different ingredients, as part of our sensory play theme this term.
On Thursday we will be cooking popcorn on the campfire, playing with clay and creating natural paints from bush materials.
On Friday we will play with the stretchy rainbow ring, sing and dance, read a story and make a craft to take home.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
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