Kaboom Percussion Performance
Last week we were absolutely delighted to welcome the Kaboom Percussion Performance team into our school. They showed us that you can make music out of just about anything including buckets and PVC pipes. It was such a wonderful experience. Thank you to Mrs Grey for organising this for us!
Inspired by the recent Olympics and Paralympics, this Thursday afternoon the whole school will be participating in a Mini Olympics experience. This has been planned and organised by our Student Representative Council with the support of Mrs Tucker. It will be exciting to see each class undertake each of the challenges. I hope to see lots of great Glen Huon sportsmanship being displayed with people encouraging each other, helping each other and focussing on participating and having a good time.
School Satisfaction Survey
A reminder that the School Satisfaction Survey closes this Friday 17th September. We encourage all families to take this opportunity to provide feedback on how you see our school doing and areas we can improve on.
You can complete the online survey by going to https://ncv.microsoft.com/t8ayXjNiJq
All responses are anonymous and confidential with the survey carried out on a secure website.
Our Athletics Carnival is coming up on Thursday 23rd September. This will take place on the oval at Glen Huon Park. If you are able to help out on the day with marshalling or one of the other jobs, please contact the school office as soon as possible. Please note that Kinder-Grade 2 students will be returning to school in the afternoon.
Recently, students from Grade 2/3 engaged with a national art project to look at endangered animals from different regions around Australia as part of the 2021 Threatened Species Day. This day helps to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction. Currently, there are nearly 1800 species of flora and fauna, many found nowhere else in the world, listed as endangered or critically endangered under Australia’s Environmental and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). Students, through this project are able to learn and raise awareness of their local fauna and flora, while also looking at species and environments from around Australia.
To see more artwork please visit this link: https://www.ecolsoc.org.au/blog/2021-threatened-species-day-student-art-gallery/
Mr Sam Ryan - Teacher
Our Grade 5 and 6 students got to showcase their learning yesterday at the combined valley schools Mini Action Day. We have been working hard on learning through the Let’s Get Together program. We have covered many topics and key areas including teamwork, connection to others, reflecting on identity and character strengths, prejudice, stereotyping and taking action to put our best foot forward as we positively change the things we can in our school and community. We have made a whole school pledge within our school community to look for ways to include others rather than exclude them. Our slogan is: Why be rude? Don’t exclude. This pledge has been presented to each class and students that want to join us have pinned their name to the sheet and will help to make our school a welcome and safe place to be. We were able to show our pledge, and the many other amazing works we achieved throughout this program, to the community and other schools in the valley. This was a fun and valuable experience for each of our students. Well done Grade5 and 6’s.
Indi – I liked it when they played Harry Potter
Isabella H– I liked when Josh was hitting the suitcase with the drum pedal
Damien - I loved when they played the ‘thongaphone’
Fielding – Josh was very funny! I guessed that Kat would drop the drumstick first and she did!
Grace – I liked Kat because she put big lips on Reuben.
Griffin – I liked when we had to copy Josh and Kat with clapping, crossing arms and pulling faces
Isaac – The best bit was when they played the pipes.
Jyden – I liked when Josh kicked the suitcase (with the pedal)
Woo hoo! It’s time to fundraise!
Students have received their sponsorship booklet and can now create their online profile at plantadifference.com.au. ?
Did You Know? This year, for every $15 raised with our Plant-A-Difference Fundraiser, we will donate one native tree to the Australia’s Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor! So help support our school and the environment! ?
Will you be our school’s highest fundraising student? If you top our leader-board, you will go into the draw to win an Apple Prize Pack! Start fundraising today!
There are prizes in store for the highest fundraiser in each class and also a special surprise for the class that raises the most ?
The kite fundraiser was a huge success. After a slow start, we got a large amount of last-minute orders and raised a total of $366 for the playground.
A huge thank you to Abbie Doyle who organised and ran the fundraiser.
Would you like to save on your weekly grocery shop at Woolworths?? With an Entertainment membership you can save 4%!! That adds up to a lot over the year - more than paying for the book itself! Not only that but there are loads of 2 for 1 vouchers (great when you have kids!) and discounts on fun activities including the movies.
At the moment you will also receive a FREE Upgrade to a Multicity membership - includes Hobart, Launceston and other regions and cities in Australia.
With every membership sold, our school will get $14 - this all helps our savings for the new playground!!
It's a win win situation - supporting our school and saving money!
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