Our Grade 5-6 students have been undertaking a trial of the Disaster Resilience Education package. The following news articles tell us all about it. Thank-you Mrs Tucker for undertaking the trial and working with our students.
Huon and Channel Athletics
We have a fantastic team representing our school heading to the Huon and Channel Athletics tomorrow. I wish them the very best for the day. If your child is participating please prepare for all kinds of weather as there is a forecast for 4 seasons in one day, warm clothes, sun hats and plenty of water to drink will be required.
We had yet another fantastic incursion on Tuesday last week. Moz's Monster Music Madness entertained the school for the afternoon.
The Early Childhood Swimming Program will run from 2nd to 6th December for Grades from Prep 1 and 2 from 11am to 1.30pm.
Major Excursion Consent and Medical Informatiobn Forms and Annual Consent Form for Aquatic Activities have been sent home with your child today. these forms need to be filled out and returned to school by Thursday 28th November for processing.
Swimming caps are available at the office for $2 and are compulsory.
This week in Smarties we're exploring gardens and flowers with all our senses.
On Wednesday we will be planting some new plants to brighten up the garden, and having fun in our mud kitchen!
On Thursday we are off on our excursion to North West Bay River which was postponed from last week. We will be meeting at the Sandfly cricket grounds carpark at 10:am. Bring a snack to share for a lovely picnic by the water, a hat and sunblock, a drink bottle and a warm jacket in case the weather changes. Everyone is welcome!
On Friday we will be playing with the parachute, singing and dancing and making a pop up garden from paper to take home.
We hope to see you there! Jess Black and Annette Carson
A question of balance
Prepare yourself for some Algebra.
Before we shift to symbols to make both sides balance, consider drawing and modelling of the objects in the picture to solve the question.
Stephanie van der Schans AST/Numeracy
Aladdin Trouble – A Pantomime (to suit all ages)
From The Glen Huon Drama Group
Mark the second week in December on the calendar. Tues 10th being the first performance. Dates provided next week for following performances.
Abanazar (actor - Maia Hensley)
Who will end up with the magic lamp. The musical is full of mystery and humour, you’ll be sure to get some laughs.
Come and be a participating audience, these talented kids deserve your cheering and clapping, booing and hissing, oos and aahs (They have been rehearsing since May).
Perfomances will be held in the school hall. Seating by 6.30pm, curtain up 6.45pm.
Entry is only $3 per person.
Canteen will operate during interval. (Please note – this is not a school run canteen).
We hope to see you and your friends at our amazing musical.
I will give you a heads up….this isn’t just any musical….It’s “THE MUSICAL” ….DON’T MISS IT!
(if you have any questions please don’t phone the school – thank you)
Order forms will be coming home soon so you can order as many cupcakes as you like for a good cause.
Paige Woolley is collecting sporting equipment in good condition to be sent to a remote Island in New Caledonia where their current sporting equipment consists of one soccer ball.
The money raised from the sale of cupcakes will go into the shipping costs of this sporting equipment.
Cupcakes will be by pre-order only and cost $2 each. Please look out for the order forms in your child’s bag and it is not too late to donate any unwanted sporting equipment you have laying around your homes.
'The Camino Voyage' (a True Irish Tale)
Saturday 23 November
The multi award winning documentary is a must see for anyone who believes they have Irish blood, dreamt about an adventure, travelled to France/Spain & fantasised walking the Camino Trail or just wants to be entertained.
Synopsis: 5 Irishmen build a basic traditional Irish rowing boat (Curragh), then row this tiny vessel 2500kms from Ireland to Northern Spain.
That’s the equivalent of rowing from Hobart to New Zealand.
What makes this film so special?
1: Music……. SENSATIONAL. If you love traditional Celtic music, then this film is for you.
2: Bravery……..Glen Hansard, who, without any boating experience, boldly steps in as a sub when one of the crew must stay behind in Ireland.
3: Beauty…………..Breathtaking photography as the Curragh is rowed around the French and Spanish coast.
4: Inspiring……..“People might say we’re out of our minds… you need some of that because if you’re sensible all the time – sure you’d do nothing.” Quote by rower Danny.
5: Danger: Dodging cross-channel ferries and monster container ships.
6: Drama…… Then there is a tragic final twist to the tale.
7: Community Fund Raiser: event run by the Palais Management Committee; door takings donated to local groups - Wooden Boat Centre, Living Boat Trust, Huon Rowing Club and Franklin History Group.
The Camino Voyage has it all - adventure, danger, courage, endurance, friendship, philosophy and humour – plus calloused hands and sore buttocks.
Still not convinced, view the trailer
The Palais bar will be open, with reasonably priced drinks, including Irish beer and Spanish wines for the occasion.
Saturday 23 November Franklin Palais
Bar opens 6.30pm; movie starts at 7.30pm.
Admission: $10 entry.
Please come and support our local community groups plus be entertained, catch up with friends, meet new folk and a chance to ‘spin your own yarn’.
PS: Hard of hearing, no worries, film has subtitles plus a chance to brush up on your Gaelic.
Pay at the door, or book online at