Huon Channel Athletics Carnival
A few weeks ago, selected students from Grades 3,4,5 and 6 attended the Huon Channel Athletics Carnival with Ms Smithurst and Miss Blair. Despite trying weather conditions, Ms Smithurst reported that everyone tried their very best. Ms Smithurst made the following special mention of the Year 3 students.
“They modelled all of the schools values in some very challenging weather conditions. Isabelle and Eddie both chose to run the 800 metre race for fun. Competitions had ended and no times were being recorded or ribbons given out, but students were offered the opportunity to run the 800 metre race for fun while they waited for buses to arrive. Isabelle and Eddie both tried their best despite there being no rewards for their efforts.”
The Department of Education is being as proactive as it can to protect learners, staff and the wider community as Tasmania prepares to open its borders on 15 December 2021. We have already had contractors come and check all the filters on our heat pumps and air conditioners and yesterday more contractors came to check that windows opened correctly to support sufficient ventilation in classrooms. A Draft Risk Management Plan COVID Safe Workplaces is currently being reviewed and more information will be shared as it becomes available.
Song Room Combined Schools Day and Concert
Our combined day with Geeveston Primary School is coming up on Wednesday 1st December. As a treat this week, we had a band come and perform for us this morning. The band contained Isaac and Elisse who have both been taking Song Room Sessions.
A reminder to families wishing to attend the concert on December 1st from 1:30-2:00 to please contact the office.
Artists of the Week
Mrs Bron Englert continues to work with groups of students to create interesting and clever pieces of art. This week our artists of the week produced these colourful creations by pouring paint on the paper and using tools and other products to create some great effects.
Yesterday at recess time we had a very bright green insect visitor in the school. It was extremely well camouflaged in the daffodil leaves outside Mrs Bender’s office and attracted lots of curious onlookers.
We have been to measure the Huonville Primary School hall. Based on physical distancing requirements of 1.5m for adults, there is a maximum seating capacity of 170 seats. This equates to approximately 2 tickets per family.
In the coming days each family will be provided with 2 tickets. IT WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ATTEND THE ASSEMBLY, TICKETS ARE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THEY CAN THEN BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE. A waiting list for additional tickets will be created. If your family require additional tickets, please contact the office and as spare tickets come in, these will be allocated on a first in basis.
Whilst we appreciate that this is not ideal, as many more people have been able to attend final assemblies in the past, it is essential that we do everything we can to keep people safe and to ensure that COVID-19 regulations are being met.
We thank you for your support and understanding with this.
This year our drama group are performing A Pantomime of CINDERELLA and ROCKERFELLER.
OUR DATES FOR YOUR CALENDER:
Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th Friday 10th December
Please be seated by 6.45pm. Show commences at 7pm.
A family friendly show.
Admission is $3 per person.
Pictured are two of our cast members, Natasha and Iris.
Come along and see who our 'mystery guest' performer is.
Bookings can be made by phoning or text to Cheryle on 0417660232
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.
As this is the last fundraiser for the year we really need your help and support! If you have sold your tickets there are more books at the office.
The big day is coming! We are so excited to host our Colour Explosion School Fun Run on Thursday 9th December from 10am - 2pm. We are now looking for volunteers for the day. If you can help, please contact Laura on 0437177507.
On the day, make sure your child brings a white shirt for the Fun Run! If children do not have a white T-shirt on the day, they will not be able to participate. Students will be covered in non-toxic, high quality corn starch colour powder from head to toe! They will also need a water bottle and their hat.
A huge thankyou to all who donated and supported the fundraising for Bowel Cancer Australia with Point to Pinnacle half marathon that was held on Sunday. We raised a total of $2,245.50 and were #5 in the group fundraisers! Well done to the other Glen Huon families who also competed in the event! It was a great day had by all.
Michelle & Owen
Franklin Palais event - Saturday 27 November - Free entry - 2- 4 pm.
Join us for a viewing of “Tasmania’s Troubled Waters”, a documentary produced by Pete that investigates the loss of our incredible Tasmanian Giant Kelp Forests and the work that we can be doing to restore them (30 minutes duration).
Free entry, but please RSVP