Most weeks at school are busy, but I can truly say that this week was really busy!
NAPLAN played a large part for our Years 3 and 5 students this week. As I have stated before, NAPLAN provides a snapshot of a student’s understanding and knowledge of numeracy, language, reading, and writing. Our students were well prepared by their classroom teachers. I am sure our students, parents, and teachers are looking forward to seeing our NAPLAN results later this year.
Each class also visited the Life Education Van during the last week. Our students participated in programs titled ‘Growing Good Friends,’ ‘All Systems Go,’ ‘Mind Your Medicine’ and ‘Relate, Respect, Connect.’ Providing opportunities for our students to learn through such activities are important. Our students love meeting Harold the giraffe and the Life Ed Van provides opportunities to learn in an interactive way. I know some of our parents took advantage of our Parent Information Session last week.
We had a selection of our top runners from Years 4 to 6 compete at the Garnsey Campus Cross Country competition, in order to gain a place on our Gippsland Grammar SEISA team. The SEISA team will compete in the coming weeks against other SEISA schools. The following students represented our school last week at the District Cross Country competition;
Debbie Husodo, Leah Roberts, Rohanna Mills, Lauren Parton, Jayde Hall, Olivia Harris, Maggie Westman, Abby Board, Harry Lancaster, Sen Goold, Arki Vardy, Luca Covino, Trae Samawi, Charlie New, Lachlan Davine, Andrew Crawford, Charlie Price, Georgia Anderson, Tilly Fox, Scarlett Tavasci, Avery Grewar, Isabel Goss, Indiana Hicks, Eden Levchenko, Jack Crowe, Will Murray, Riley Alexander, Logan Mills, Hunter Henry, Tanner McMillan, Ashan Keppitipola, Edwin Ripper, Arabel Williams, Lilian Canfield, Grace Frew, Elsa Wynne, Makaylen Di Sisto, Aliesha Turnbull, Grace Millington, Alana Crawford, Louis Lazzaro, Finley Robinson, Cruz Coggan, Himesh Rajapakse, Zayden Burton, Odi Cameron, Dylan Board, Josiah Levchenko.
Congratulations to all students who have represented our school and good luck to those going on to compete at the next level. Georgia Anderson, Debbie Husodo, Leah Roberts, Jack Crowe, Sen Goold, Harry Lancaster and Luca Covino.
On Tuesday this week some of our main cast had a full dress rehearsal photo shoot at the Wedge. This was in preparation for our Opening Performance on Tuesday 29 May. There are still some tickets available, particularly for our matinee performance on Wednesday 30 May. Tickets can be purchased at The Wedge online at thewedge.com.au. Our rehearsals are coming together nicely, with some fine-tuning to occur between now and opening night. Behind the scenes, our Aladdin team is working hard to make sure props, costumes and our students’ performance is ready to go.
Our School photos will be taken on Wednesday 23 May. This includes class photos, individual student photos, Year 6 Graduation photos and family photos. Due to our extra classroom and multitude of ‘other’ group photos such as Green Team, Music Ensembles, etc we will be having another photo day on Wednesday 6 June. Prep Mawson will have their individual photos taken on Wednesday 23 May and their class photo taken on Wednesday 6 June.
Do you have a child who will begin Prep in 2019? We run an amazing Prep program that focuses on a holistic approach to learning, social and emotional development. If you know of anyone that is keen to become a part of our school community, please ask them to connect Ann Young at our front office on 5143 7155.
New 3/4 Learning Centre - Update
This week work began on establishing the foundations for our new 3/4 Learning Centre. Our students were excited by the action on site with bobcats, backhoes and more workers visible. The weekend rain did not impact too greatly on the worksite.