Since the last update our school has been kept busy with events and ongoing programs.
We started the term off with a wonderful fundraiser for ” Jeans for Genes ” day. The children were encouraged to wear jeans, bring in a soft toy and a gold coin, successfully raising $100. The children were very proud to receive a certificate for their participation!
A science fair for National Science Week was held on the second week of August with the theme ‘Volcanos’. There was a lot of learning done by all the children prior to and on the day of the fair. The children had been working hard practicing and preparing their experiments to present to their family and friends on the day. With the aid of our helpful teachers Karen and Denise, our school was able to receive a science grant for the second year in a row from the School Grants Committee. Along with the experiments there was a rock and mineral display and a parent picture science challenge that many of the guest participated in.
We were very fortunate to be published in the Canterbury-Bankstown Torch newspaper and Facebook page. Take a look:
After the success of having YoungAustralia Workshop at our school in term 1 and 2 , the teachers decided it would be a great idea to have YoungAus come each term to perform for the children. The shows were very professional and interacting with opportunities to expand knowledge and increase the children’s connection with theatre. This term we chose a puppet show called –
A little bit of Blue
“An interactive environmental detective story told through puppetry. As well as helping to unravel a mystery, students will learn about the extraordinary habits of Bowerbirds and why they are so fascinated by the colour blue. The story begins with strange disappearances from Mrs Mavis Hooley’s home. Only little things are going missing – some clothes pegs, a tea cup, a ball of wool. But then the thief takes it just one step too far. Mavis calls in a detective to investigate and the children help him to solve the case. ”
The extended-day children also visited a theatere to see ‘Red Racing Hood’. This featured both live performers and puppets and proved to be a big hit with the children who thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
Our school joined in on Book Week organised by CBCA. Each year, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating book week.
For Book Week the children went to Bankstown library to read books and listen to two very talented librarians read and play out a story from a book as well as play some book games. Every afternoon of book week , parents came in to read a story of their own choosing to the children, while a book stall was available outside the classrooms for anyone wanted to purchase new books.
Parents from the school came together at the last minute to organise an information stall to be held at the Children’s Festival at Paul Keating Park in Bankstown. The teachers from the school kindly took the time out of their weekend and came on the day to help hand out flyers and speak one-on-one with interested parents who wanted to know more about what goes on in the classroom. We would like to thank the parents and teachers who gave up their Sunday to help out.
We have exciting things happening at our school and we have been very busy! Look back here to find out what else has been happening.