Thank-you to all the parents who came to our Final Assembly yesterday. I really appreciate your support for our students. I was really proud of the students and the way in which they performed both as performers and as an audience. Congratulations to all our award recipients. We were very privileged to be part of a unique welcome to country which included the words of the melukerdee people. After the assembly it was a great night out for the Grade 6 students with skating and pizza to be consumed. They were very polite and respectful at both venues. We wish them the very best for 2020 in their new schools.
On our last day we will participate in our water spectacular. There will be alternate activities for those students who do not want to get wet such as bubble blowing.
I wish you all the very best for the holiday season and look forward to next year when students return refreshed and energised for another year of learning.
As part of her 10 hour inquiry time project, Paige Woolley was busy collecting sporting equipment and raising money to post the equipment to a school on the island of Mare in New Caledonia. Paige saw a need for the sporting equipment when she visited the school earlier this year and saw they only had one soccer ball. While Paige was successful in collecting and raising funds, she was unable to secure a reliable address for postage. That didn’t stop Paige. She was put into contact with a group of Huonville High School students travelling to the country of Laos in April next year. She offered her raised funds of $130 and sports equipment to their project and the group jumped at the opportunity. This equipment will be given to children in villages where they have never seen a football. Pam Lane, one of the project co-ordinators said, “It’s really fun to give the children a football because they’ve never seen them before. We get to show them how to use it and have a bit of fun”.
Well done Paige on reaching out to our global community. We know these donations will be well received.
In Prep we had a visit from Pippa’s dad who helped us explore different types of force and pressure. We had two cups joined by a tube and we saw what happened when we poured water into one of the cups or held the cups at different heights. Two identical tubs balanced beautifully on a pulley until water was poured into one of the tubs! Then the full one crashed to the floor while the empty one rose right up to the pulley!
Mr Loberto had a HUGE syringe, and when he covered the end with his finger we each had a turn at pulling out the plunger. It was very difficult. We had great fun participating and thinking about why things happen. Thank you Mr Loberto.
Some of you may have already enjoyed Heath Mc Kenzie’s version of the Twelve days of Christmas.
“On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…
twelve devils fighting, eleven emus kicking, ten wombats sleeping, nine crocs a weeping, eight flies a feasting, seven possums playing, six sharks a swimming, five kang- a - rooooos,
four cuddling koalas, three little penguins, two pink galahs
and a kookaburra in a gum tree”.
But, I’m wondering,
How many lively or lounging legs, were languishing and leaping in the landscape that Christmas Day?
Have a wonderful celebration together, a relaxing and peaceful one!
And a well-earned holiday, see you all next February.
Stephanie van der Schans, AST/numeracy
Huon Valley Theatre Youth Drama would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Youth drama groups begin again on 5th January, so if any student is interested in coming along from 2 - 4pm at the Huonville Town Hall to meet new people, learn drama exercises and generally have fun, come along, we look forward to seeing you there.