Robotics Competition Day
I had the very great pleasure of accompanying Mr Ryan and a group of our Lego Robotics students to the Robotics Competition last Saturday.
Teams had been given the challenge prior to the event to create a Lego robot using Mindstorm EV3 equipment. This Robot then needed to be programmed to undertake a series of challenges.
16 teams of students aged 11-16 competed on the day. Each team had 3 opportunities to complete as many challenges as possible in just 2 minutes 30 seconds, earning points for tasks completed and losing points for hitting obstacles or needing to retrieve their robot from the board. Importantly teams were also awarded points for how they worked as a team, supported each other, showed resilience and demonstrated respect towards other teams and coaches.
An enormous thank you to Mr Ryan for giving up his Saturday to accompany the team and also for his great coaching and mentorship
Elvy and Georgia demonstrated excellent courage and confidence when they presented the last school report at Huon FM yesterday. Both of them thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see a real radio studio and see how this all operates.
The Podcast of their interview can be listened to by going to the following link:
Song Room Date Change
Please note that there has been a date change to the Song Room Combined Schools Workshop and Concert.
The new date is now Wednesday December 1st with the concert taking place from 1:30pm - 2:00pm.
Families, please contact the office if you wish to attend the concert.
Swimming and Water Safety Program
The Grades 3/4/5 10-day Swimming and Water Safety Program is beginning next week.
This will take place each day from 15th - 26th November.
Please ensure that Swimming Permission forms have been returned to the office by Friday.
Letters have been sent home advising which time your child is swimming. If you are unsure of what time your child is swimming, please contact the office.
The Grade 1/2 Swimming Program will take place from 6th - 10th December (excluding Thursday 9th as this is our Colour Fun Run Day). More information regarding this will be coming home to families soon.
A reminder that students are required to wear a swimming cap. These can be purchased from the school office for $2.00.
Any parents/guardians coming to watch/help must sign in using the Check in Tas app (or manually sign in) and follow guidelines for social distancing in accordance with the COVID plans for the venue.
Parents/guardians are reminded that no photographs or videos are to be taken at the SWSP.
Food allergy reminder
A reminder that we have several students in our school who are anaphylactic to nuts.
We ask that families please make every effort to keep nut products out of school lunchboxes.
Thank you for your support in helping to keep all our students safe.
Growing Up Program
Our school Nurse, Emma Middleton, will begin Growing Up lessons with Grade 3-6 students this week. Sessions for Kindergarten - Grade 2 will occur in subsequent weeks
A reminder that a Parent Information Session for Kinder-Grade 2 is being held this Thursday from 9:00-10:00. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask questions and seek advice on how to speak with children about these important things.
A reminder that the parking area in front of our bus shelter is only for Stop, Drop and Go parking, as this space needs to be clear for when buses move through.
Talks with relevant government bodies are continuing around trying to find a solution to our limited parking space.
A reminder that the next School Association Meeting will take place tomorrow, 10th November at 6pm. Anyone from our school community is welcome to attend.
So far we have had over 25 prizes donated with the value well over $2000!
- Meal Vouchers
- Gift Certificates
and the list goes on.
Tickets are due back 10th December which gives us a month to make this a really big raffle!
If there are any businesses that are willing to sell tickets we would love to hear from you!
Spare raffle books are available at the School Office.
Menu for Term 4
November 11th - Mexican
November 18th - Lasagne
November 25th - Pizza
December 2nd - CLOSED (picnic day)
December 9th - Colour Run Sausage sizzle
The Colour Run will be held Thursday 9th December at school.
We are now looking for volunteers for the day that can help set up, pack up and throw colour and water on the day. We will need all the help we can get to make the day a success for all the children.
All children participating MUST have a plain white T-shirt to run in. If your child does not have a white T-shirt on the day, they will not be able to run.
The incredible Ange Boxall sings tribute to Joni Mitchell at the Palais Theatre.
FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER - DOORS 630pm MUSIC 7.30PM
Tickets $25 at door or online + BAR OPEN