Primary School News

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!  When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

‘Escape to Everywhere,’ was the theme for this year’s Book Week. The Quad was transformed into a story book character wonderland. The Book Week parade saw Little Red Riding Hood, Matilda, Dorothy, The Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts just to name a few. Even the teachers got into the spirit, some staying in their costume for the entire day! Some of the Senior School teachers joined in the fun. The parents cheered and clapped as the girls made their way down the run way. Prizes were awarded to the best borrowers from each class and the winners of the colouring competition. 

After the parade the girls had the opportunity to purchase books from the Children’s Bookshop at Beecroft. Thank you so much to those who bought books to donate to the Primary School Library. We are so grateful for your support. Names will be written on a book plate placed on the inside cover and you will be first to borrow the books you so kindly purchased. Thank you to our wonderful librarian, Mrs Caroline Walton (who was in character as Jean Valjean) for such a wonderful day.

Only seven days to go until the Kidpreneur market day. Prepare to do some early Christmas shopping from a range of products available such as reusable bags by Forever Green, DIY Phone Accessories by DIY Designs, hand and arm massages by Relaxation Corner, Emoji Cookies and lolly cups by OMG Emoji’s and candles by Candle Bright. So spread the word, the Kidpreneurs of today could be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Come down and purchase some of the clever creations knowing that all funds will be going to The House of Welcome, a not-for-profit organisation providing shelter and empowering people seeking asylum.

As you are aware, Year 6 Students recently participated in an educational tour of the national capital.  The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government contributed funding of $20.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs.

OSH Club 

Please note bookings for the September/October Holiday Program are now open online.

The program will run from 22 September – 6 October 2017. (2 October is closed due to a Public Holiday).  Please browse the program here. To book the dates you require please log into your account at www.oshclub.com.au

 

We look forward to seeing families at the Kidpreneur Market Day next Friday from 10.30-1.30pm in the Learning Common and Primary Quad.

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary