Last Thursday 20 very excited students made their way to the Stanley Burbury Theatre at the University of Tasmania to participate in the Children’s University Graduation Ceremony. Glen Huon Primary School was extremely well represented with an enormous collective number of hours and learning undertaken.
Pippa was selected to deliver the opening address and I had many people including Principals from other Huon Valley schools comment to me how impressed they were with the way she spoke and the things she said.
Children’s University is a fantastic program which encourages children to take ownership of learning in their own time and recognising many of the wonderful things students are already doing after hours such as Guides and Scouts, Drama and Sports. It also encourages children and families to visit sites such as museums and libraries.
The program is open to students from the age of 7 and in the Huon Valley is supported heavily by Bendigo Bank.
An enormous thank you to Ms Dorian and Michelle, our school Chaplain for supporting our students each Tuesday lunch time to engage in this program and of course, a BIG congratulations to all our graduates!
Growing Up program
The Growing Up Program is currently underway for classes. Our school Nurse, Emma Middleton has run several parent information sessions, however if you have further questions please contact the school and we will put you in contact with her.
Below is also a link to a wonderful resource called Talk Soon Talk Often which provides excellent advice to families.
Song Room Combined Schools Event
A reminder that our Song Room Combined Schools Event with Geeveston Primary School has shifted to 1 December 2021. A concert of items practiced as part of this day will be held in the hall from 1:30-2:00. Please contact the office if you wish to attend.
End of Year Assembly
Preparations have begun for our End of Year Assembly. This celebration of the year and of our Grade 6 students as they move on to High School will take place on Monday 13th December from 1:30-2:00pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and physical distancing requirement we will again be holding this event in the Huonville Primary School Hall. Despite the shift in venue, seating will still be limited and of course priority will be given to our Grade 6 families as this is their final primary school assembly. More information will be shared next week.
We had a total of 31 students raise money for the Colour Run. Although this low number is disappointing, these kids managed to raise a whopping $4090 for the school.
The students were given a certificate of appreciation, a chocolate bar and will be having a Slime Party after the Colour Run to say thank you.
Thank you to all those families that did support the school with fundraising.
The Christmas Raffle is well under way and looking epic. A small group of parents have worked really hard and got over $3000 worth of prizes for the winners. This is a raffle you want to have tickets in.
We now need our Glen Huon families to sell those tickets. Family, friends, neighbours, anyone and everyone. More raffle books will be sent home later this week. We want to make this one of the biggest fundraisers for our school and we need your help to do it.
As it is our last fundraiser for the year, the Parents and Friends Association and the parents who have gone out and got the prizes would greatly appreciate your support. If you can sell more tickets, or know a business that can, please contact the office to get more.
Below is a list of prizes donated by some very generous businesses:
- Watercolour painting valued at $300 kindly donated by Jen Cuthbert
- Service Voucher valued up to $250 kindly donated by Total Automotive
- Ozzie 4 burner hooded BBQ valued at $215 kindly donated by Mitre 10 Kingston and Huonville
- Family of 4 Entry and half a day fishing valued at $200 kindly donated by Snowy Range Cabins and Fishing
- 1 nights accommodation at Port Huon Cottages valued at $180
- $150 voucher kindly donated by Jack the Lad Tattoo Emporium
- Interior Detail valued at $120 kindly donated by Hobart Mobile Detailing
- B.Box Lunch Pack and Pop-Its valued at $111 kindly donated by Mother Goose Kingston
- Bunch of Flowers valued at $100 kindly donated by Carrone Christie
- $100 voucher towards family photos kindly donated by Elliot Bryant Photography
- $100 voucher kindly donated by Sakura Elegance Beautè Studio
- Scentsy Warmer and Wax Bar Valued at $95 kindly donated by Nat Rider
- Set of 3 Nesting Tables valued at $90 kindly donated by K-Rex Collection
- Child's Art and Craft Pack Valued at $85 kindly donated by Cuckoo
- Facial Voucher valued at $80 kindly donated by Endota Spa
- Case of Organic Cider valued at $75 kindly donated by Willie Smiths
Plus loads more prizes! We have been gifted over $3000 worth in prizes so make it worthwhile and sell as many tickets as you can!! If you sell all your tickets more are available from the office or contact the school to have more sent home with your child. Raffle will be drawn at the End of Year Assembly on 13th December.
Grade 6 request donations for a Christmas Op-shop they will be running at school to raise money for their upcoming celebration day.
Items donated must be clean and in good working condition. Anything from toys to clothing and household items are acceptable.
Donations will be stored in the Grade 5/6 room and can be delivered there.
Thanks in advance – Grade 6.
The Point to Pinnacle is this Sunday, 21st November! We have raised $1,161.50 so far of the $2,000 target that we set ourselves, so a huge thankyou to those who have already donated!
This year we are raising money for Bowel Cancer Australia, which has affected several people close to myself and my team mate Owen. Owen is in Grade 9, and has accepted to run the World’s Toughest Half Marathon with me! Any donation would be greatly appreciated … just click the link below to go straight to our page. Donations are tax deductible!
Michelle & Owen
SWIMMING LESSONS are now on at the Huonville Swimming Pool. A range of swimming lesson programs are available to help build confidence in the water, whatever age or level of ability.
The Huonville Pool provides a fun and safe environment to learn to swim or build skills.
TICKET TO PLAY has now been expanded to include Learn to Swim programs and is available at both Huonville Swimming Pool and Port Huon Sports & Aquatic Centre. Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of participating in sporting activities for Tasmanian children. To find out more and if you are eligible to receive a Ticket to Play voucher please visit Communities Tasmania - About Ticket to Play