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Every October, ‘Walk to School’ encourages Victorian primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school.


The program promotes regular physical activity amongst Victorian primary school students and helps kids and their families establish active routines for life. It also supports primary schools, local councils and communities to make active travel easy, safe and accessible. St Anne’s will be participating in this initiative during the month of October, so consider an active alternative instead of the car during this time. There will be a competition between the classes to find who was the most active during the month! 


Bike Ed 

A reminder that Bike Ed will be held in week one for students in Years 3-6. If you have not returned the note, please do so ASAP, so catering and equipment can be arranged.  


As it can be difficult for some people to bring a bike to school on the morning of the program, there is opportunity for bikes to be brought to school during the holidays and left here in a lockable area. The designated ‘drop off’ times will be: Friday October 6 and Sunday October 8 from 2pm until 3pm. Miss Cooke will be here to help lock the bikes away. Please make sure that all helmets and bikes are clearly labelled with the student’s name to avoid any confusion.   


Sporting awards 

The July Gippstar "Junior" Award was presented to Ella O'Doherty. Ella recently competed at the 2017 Royal Adelaide Show, beating 42 of the best junior riders in Australia to win her class, to be awarded Champion Junior Rider of the show. Ella was also Champion Rider at the Equestrian Victoria Horse and Rider of the Year Championships, gaining a spot on the Victorian Team to represent her state at the Equestrian Australia event to be held in Sydney in December. 



Year Two enjoyed a wonderful presentation of a Japanese Fairy tale at 545 Sale Primary school on Wednesday. Students in their Middle School sang, danced and spoke Japanese! The Taiko Japanese drumming group provided great atmosphere and the costumes and props were bright and engaging. 


Year 1 

This week has seen the Year 1 students participate in activities focussing on their personal wellbeing, as part of our School’s Wellness Week. On Tuesday we walked around the 'little lake' and had a play on the equipment with our buddies in Prep and Year 2. On Wednesday we held a small P-2 Assembly to congratulate each other for our hard work and great effort this term. On Thursday we watched ‘James and the Giant Peach’, while sampling delicious peaches, as a culmination to our literature unit. And today ... we have considered the wellbeing of others by dressing up in our footy colours and making a donation to charity. This week has been a lovely end to Term 3 in Year 1 and a nice way to say goodbye to Winter. 


Prep News 

On Tuesday, to celebrate Wellness Week, we walked around the lake with all of the children from Prep to Year 2. Enjoying the fresh air and one another’s company while getting some exercise was such a wonderful way to start our day.  


Walking around the lake makes you fit and it is fun – Ethan Braden 

We walked to the playground and it was fun then we walked back to school – Chad 

Walking around the lake made me feel good – Milly 


On Thursday, all Prep students enjoyed some relaxation time as we joined together for a cosy movie afternoon! We all put on our slippers and got comfortable with our pillows, blankets and teddies from home. We even shared some freshly popped popcorn! The purpose of our movie afternoon was to acknowledge the benefits of spending time with our friends doing something we enjoy in a relaxed environment.  


Once again, our Preps have worked very hard this term and have made many wonderful academic and social gains. We are very proud of them all. 


Mrs Tayler and Mrs Grubb