It is great to be back with such wonderful children. I love to be out in the morning greeting the students as they arrive. Their smiles are infectious and help start the day in a magic way.
We welcome our new chaplain Emily Wynhoven to our staff.
Emily has lived in the Huon Valley for 11 years, where she has been deeply involved in her community, from fundraisers to community support events, working as a chaplain and also as a harpist and singer.
She is passionate about creating a safe and encouraging environment for all young people where they can feel secure, speak freely, grow strong, and develop from incredible children into amazing youth.
Emily respects every child as individuals with different thoughts, cultures, spiritualties, dreams, challenges and aspirations, and seeks to support our students in alignment with our positive behaviour support program and KidsMatter focus.
The Glen Huon Primary Cross Country is on Thursday. The program is advertised elswhere in this newsletter. Come along and join in the fun and barrack for your child's sports house.
Thank-you to the Grade 6 students and Mrs Tucker who led our Tuesday morning assembly today with an ANZAC focus. During this assembly we learned a lot about the traditions of the ANZAC and other memorial services. We now have a descendant fromt the Lone Pine at Gallipoli planted near our flag poles. We were honoured to have Flight Sergeant Olsen attend this assembly.
I would also like to thank the Disco organisers and helpers. This was a great event and extremely well attended. It was a lovely way to end the term after an interesting and very different start.
Today our whole school spent the morning in reflection and remembrance of our ANZAC past. An assembly was held with special guest Flight Sergeant Matthew Olsen of the Royal Australian Air Force in attendance. School leaders highlighted the significant elements in a traditional ANZAC ceremony such as flags being at half mast, the laying of wreaths, the poppies and rosemary as symbols of remembrance. Flight Sargent Olsen spoke to us about his Great Uncle and Grandfather being involved in the Gallipoli campaign of WW1 and his own involvement in Australia’s continuing peacekeeping efforts both here and around the world.
We learnt about the battle of Lone Pine and we planted our very own Lone Pine tree in the school grounds. This tree holds great significance as it is a grandchild tree of the original pines that grew on the battlefield in 1914. We were honoured to have this opportunity today and hope that our tree will become a beautiful memorial for us and our whole community.
On Thursday 2nd May, students from Kinder to Grade 6 will be participating in the school Cross Country Carnival at Glen Huon Primary School. Students will have the opportunity to earn house points for entering the race. The Cross Country Carnival is part of the school’s PE program and as such participation is expected. If your child is unable to compete in the Carnival please let the school office know and they will be assigned a job.
The Carnival will begin at approximately 11:15am and will be completed by 1:30pm. A program of events has been included on the back of this letter for your reference.
Cross Country is a winter sport and as such the carnival will take place regardless of weather unless conditions are deemed unsafe for competitors. In the event of rain students will complete the races and then return back to their warm classrooms. A change of clothes is essential.
Please ensure your child has the following items;
- A warm waterproof coat/jacket and suitable running shoes
- Towel/facewasher to wash mud off
- Healthy lunch with plenty of water
- Any medication required
If you are intending to attend the carnival and are happy to help out on the day and be assigned a specific job please let me know via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the school office.
2019 GLEN HUON CROSS COUNTRY CARNIVAL EVENT SCHEDULE
11:15am – Class groups will make their way to the school oval
11:25am – Everyone seated and ready for a brief introduction and welcoming
11:30am – Grade 6 Boys (6 laps of course)
11:35am – Grade 6 Girls (6 laps of course)
11:40am – Grade 2 Boys (3 laps of course)
11:45am – Grade 2 Girls (3 laps of course)
11:50am – Grade 4 Boys (4 laps of course)
11:55am – Grade 4 Girls (4 laps of course)
12:00pm – Prep Boys (1 lap of course with Daily PE Leaders)
12:05pm – Prep Girls (1 lap of course with Daily PE Leaders)
12:10pm – Grade 3 Boys (4 laps of course)
12:15pm – Grade 3 Girls (4 laps of course)
12:25pm – Kinder (1 lap of course with parental and Daily PE Leader supervision)
12:35pm – Grade 1 Boys (2 laps of course)
12:40pm – Grade 1 Girls (2 laps of course)
12:45pm – Grade 5 Boys (6 laps of course)
12:50pm – Grade 5 Girls (6 laps of course)
1:30pm – Event closing and pack up
Race times may be subject to change
Welcome back to another great term! This month in Smarties we're learning about prepositions - over and under, around, behind and through...
On Wednesday we will be threading necklaces, building tunnels and bridges for our cars and trains, and getting crafty with boxwork.
On Thursday we'll climb over and squeeze through, balance on and scramble around in the bush! We'll roast bananas in the campfire and build with clay.
On Friday we'll play with the parachute, sing and dance, and read about Rosie's walk - Rosie goes over, under, between, past and through, but poor fox doesn't do so well!
We hope to see you there,
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Drama will be commencing TUESDAY 7th May.
Children need to bring a snack to have at 5pm.
We stop for a 20 minute break only, so it needs to be something already prepared. Noodles and heating up food is not a problem.
We commence round 3.10pm and finish at 6.30pm.
Pick up is at the hall door, not the car park.
(Any questions – Ph 0417660232)
Our end of term disco was a smashing success! We raised a just over $600 after expenses, which is an amazing effort! Thank you all so much for joining in and celebrating our great school with us!
Massive thanks to everyone who worked so hard preparing and serving all the food - we had over 100 children attending, and many adults too! Special thanks to Adam for cooking the BBQ and preparing the playlist, Reema, Stephen and Michelle for volunteering in the canteen the whole night, Anthony for the amazing hot drinks, Glenys for her support, Tamara for helping serve and clean up and especially to Megan, whose fantastic idea it was and who worked tirelessly all afternoon and night to make it work.
Our school community is so awesome! We couldn't do these fun things without your enthusiasm! We had great feedback on the night, many families said what a great event it was for our school, and how good it was to have a chance to celebrate and dance together.
If anyone has photos of the night, we'd love to see them - we were all so busy we forgot to take pictures!
Thanks again everyone, you really are amazing!
Let's do it again one day!
Jess Black and Megan Perkins
Sunday 5 May, Classic Movies is screening the wonderful 2016 Swedish comedy-drama ‘A Man Called Ove’.
Synopsis: Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about and visiting his wife's grave. Ove has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new Iranian neighbours.
"A Man Called Ove' rated M (Mature themes and coarse language) Admission $5.
Sunday 5th May upstairs & downstairs at the Franklin Palais.
Doors open 6.30pm. Film starts at 7.15pm. Admission: $5
Please bring a plate to share for supper - drinks available.