Term 3 Week 3
This week our school is celebrating Education Week. This year’s theme is ‘Celebrating Our Local Heroes’ where we acknowledge the contributions of our students, staff and community members who are our heroes who make contributions to our school. Education Week is an opportunity for parents and our local community to celebrate Public Education and share the successes and efforts of their children. Our Education Week Assembly today highlighted our talented Creative Arts students with performances from dance groups, band, choir and classroom groups as well as other additional activities our school offers such as Robotics and Sport. After the assembly parents spent some time in their children’s classrooms where they participated in activities and the students were able to share the work they have completed throughout the school year. Thank you to the teachers who coordinated our celebrations today.
CELEBRATING GREAT WORK
This fortnight I have been visited by some excellent writers at BPPS. Joseph from 2B came to show me his recount of a Nursery Rhyme and I was very impressed with his neatness and the length of his writing. Will and Evelyn from 1JC brought me their Camping Stories. Will’s writing was imaginative and eventful while Evelyn’s had outstanding descriptive language which made her writing very interesting. Finally, Yoshi from 2C brought his work with well - constructed sentences and showcased his talents as an illustrator as well as the improvement in his writing. Well done, everyone!
ICAS COMPETITIONS – DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND SCIENCE
Congratulations to the following students who received awards in the ICAS competitions this year:
Digital Technologies – Talulah (High Distinction), Jet (Distinction), Jezebel (Distinction), Kai (Distinction), Angus (Distinction) and Kai (Credit).
Science – Bodhi (Distinction), Jet (Credit), Talulah (Credit), Archie (Credit), Isaac (Credit), Jezebel (Credit), Anja (Credit), Tea (Credit) and Kai (Merit).
These awards will be distributed at Monday morning’s assembly on Monday 3 August.
JAPANESE STUDENTS HAVE ARRIVED!
Last Friday we welcomed 10 high school students and a teacher from Japan. They will be visiting our school until Thursday 6 August. Students have very much enjoyed seeing their happy faces in the playground and some of our lucky classes have welcomed the group into their classrooms through classroom integration activities. We wish them all the best for their time at our school.
EARN AND LEARN
We are excited to be taking part in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. You can help our school by collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Points. Simply collect Woolworths Earn & Learn Points when you shop at Woolworths between Wednesday 15th July and Tuesday 8th September 2015. We will redeem these for awesome educational resources for our school. Simply pop them onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Points Sheet (or just bring along the stickers), bring it back to school and place in our collection box in the front office. The more we collect, the more we can redeem. There are thousands of products available through the Woolworths Earn & Learn program and we'd like to get lots of new gear! We are grateful for your support and look forward to a successful program. If you have any questions, please contact the school.