I love heading around the school with the camera. Here are some shots of activity around the school this week.
National Schools Swimming Event
I had the pleasure of accompanying four of our school leaders to watch Daniel Shilcock represent Glen Huon Primary in the National School Swimming competition. Daniel completed two personal bests whilst we were watching and qualified for the 100 metre backstroke final.
Huon Pony Club Gymkhana
Well done to Taylah, Isla and Layla who participated in the Huon Pony Club Gymkhana on the weekend. As participants they were encouraging and supportive to all the competitors and judges. This is a great effort.
Our next School Association meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th September at 6:30pm in the staff room. I look forward to seeing you there!!
Some agenda items will be, the creation of a Working Together Agreement, discussing the Glen Huon Primary Dress Code and Uniform Policy, Glen Huon Primary Respectful School Volunteer and Visitor Behaviour Policy and Process and the Glen Huon Primary School Respectful Student Behaviour Policy.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is World Scout Scarf Day - all current and former scouts are encouraged to wear their scarves to school and work! Keep an eye out for Mrs Black in her scarf, I wonder who else is a scout?
In Kinder we are learning to work in small groups and move between learning activities. The activities move from teacher lead, to needing a little assistance, whilst others are where the children can work together to complete a task, ie. A floor puzzle, the shopping game, and the computer means that children can work independently and choose their activity from a choice of educational programs. This is how children learn to be successful learners where the responsibility of teachers is gradually released so children can develop independence over time.
On Wednesday (9:15-11 in Kinder) we will be making and playing with slime! We'll also be stamping, snipping with scissors and making slithery snakes.
On Thursday in Bush Playgroup (9-11 in the bush playground) we will have a campfire and toast damper, make pictures with found objects, play in the mud and sand, and use our imaginations to make something special with clay. Don't forget your gumboots!
On Friday (9:15-11 in the Hall) we will be playing with the balls and bats, knocking over skittles and singing songs. We'll learn all about seahorses and make a lovely, colourful seahorse to take home.
On Wed Sept 5th we're going on an excursion to the Marine Discovery Centre! A bus will leave school at 9:00, and we'll return around 1:30, or you're welcome to meet us there at 10:00am.
This Saturday (4th August) will be our first weekend Bush Playgroup session!
We will meet from 9am -11am in the bush area at the end of the pathway past the Hall - down near Grade 5/6.
Sessions run in all weather, so please dress warmly and wear your gumboots, there's a lovely little ankle high creek to splash in! We'll have a campfire and do some bush crafts, as well as imaginative and active open play in our wonderful bushland.
Bush Playgroup is free, and open to all children aged 0-5 and their families and carers. If you have sports for an older child, perhaps a grandparent, friend, aunt or uncle could bring your little ones along?
It's all about having fun in nature, taking reasonable risks and getting messy - such an important part of growing up healthy and happy.
The State Government has announced that Tasmanians aged from six weeks to 20 years will now be able to get vaccinated for free against meningococcal W.
The Government is extending its vaccination program due to a localised outbreak of the W strain. The extended program will cover those most at risk of contracting and transmitting the disease and will be rolled out statewide.
Students are the biggest cohort of eligible Tasmanians.