Dear Parents and Guardians,
Greetings to you all,
We’ve had a busy two weeks with our fabulous children experiencing wonderful out door challenges and learning in hands on ways. The swimming program last week engaged all students from Foundation to Year 6. The students participating showcased our school in how they conducted themselves from their walking to the pool, to their interactions at the pool engaging with the instructors. We had some experts in getting changed quickly and being organized with their own positions, some talented swimmers and some great team members. The weather has been diverse and with all our outdoor activity we have been lucky to engage in the experiences that we’ve had.
The Grade 3/4s took on challenges at Allambee camp Mirboo North. They worked hard at being part of teams and facing challenges. Together they played games and became very keen players of GaGa. (Gaga is a game that is played in a small sand pit with walls about waist height. The children use a soft ball to tag each other out… the whole game starts with the chant “Ga Ga”). The children were so impressed with it that when the SRC met on Thursday they unanimously voted to have a GaGa pit to be built in the yard.
You may have noticed that the shade sails over our junior play equipment are now removed, this is to do an annual check and repair. We are undergoing checks and repairs on all facilities to ensure the safety of our children.
Grade 3/4 and 5/6 attended an open swim on Wednesday where they learnt about water safety at the Surf Life Saving Club at Wonthaggi. The children were delighted by the vista the ocean offered at the beach. Their interactions with the surf life savers were respectful, their interactions towards each other were encouraging and their behaviour in general presented to the wider community children embracing their world.
Next Tuesday is our transition day. Children will meet their new teachers and get a feel for the rooms they are learning in.
The Class structure is as follows.
Homeroom Foundation / 1
Each teacher will send home a letter introducing themselves and the children will engage in get to know you games and Christmas activities.
On the 13th December our whole school will attend an excursion to The Summit Adventure Park for the day. We will celebrate the end of the year together working as a Sacred Heart Team. Last year all our students embraced this day and enjoyed the outdoors and challenges. Forms for our whole school excursion will be sent home on Monday.
On the 14th December we are delighted to invite all families to a carol night on the oval. Families are invited to bring a picnic tea to the oval at 5:30pm on Tuesday. All participants over 16 must be double vaccinated and able to show proof to the COVID Marshalls. We will all need to QR code in and socially distance during the picnic. Students in each grade will be singing corals and supporting our Foundation students to act out the “Birth of Jesus” story.
During the 15th December we will all attend a whole school Mass. Attending Mass has not been something that we have been able to celebrate during the year.
Our last day of school is 16th of December. The grade 6 children will spend the day preparing for their Graduation which will include a Mass, and then alfresco dining at the school at 5:30pm in the evening. All attendees will be invited with information and costing being sent out next week. Again over 16 participants will need to be double vaccinated and QR code in with social distancing being expected.
Please enjoy the weekend and blessings to all,
These past couple weeks have been packed with fun and exciting activities.
The grade 3/4 class had their camp, which I've heard was extremely fun and a bit tiring. The teachers even said that the activities were more fun than what the 5/6s experienced, which would have been hard to beat.
The students also had school swimming which everyone found helpful and fun! Mine and most other peoples favourite bit was the jumping activities. The swimming was also a lot of exercise so everyone became quite fit and healthy over last week.
The senior students also went to the beach where there were many activities. We learnt things like CPR and how to rescue someone who is drowning with everyday items. There were 5 activities, 3 water and 2 dry land, the water ones were with life jackets, boogie boards, and saving ‘drowning’ people. The dry land activities were learning DRSABCD which is Danger, response, send for help, airway, breathing, CPR and defibrillation. The second dry land activity was learning the dangers on the beach and how to get out of rips.
As we are coming to the end of the year, the grade 6’s have been preparing for high school with our first orientation day on the 7th December, and graduation on the 16th. It has been a tough year for learning with all the lock downs and screens, but I think that we are all ready to move onto the next phase of our lives. Whilst this is happening the rest of the school is also getting ready for next year. The grade 5’s are also about to start their school captain speeches for selection to be the next leaders of the school!
Goy, Sophie, Emmy and Charli
The Little Learners Program has been well enjoyed by our 2022 Foundation students.
The program was held today and will run again for the last time next Friday 10th December, 2021.
The Little Learners program has given our new students the opportunity to meet their fellow classmates and manage their way around the school, all of which will help them in commencing school next year.
We welcome our new families and the siblings of those who are already a part of our school community.
A lot of activity was happening around the school last week. The Junior classes walked to and fro the Morwell Leisure Centre each day and enjoyed learning and experiencing their time in the water. The Senior grades went along on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday building on their water skills. This experience was further enhanced by the Senior grades excursion to the Wonthaggi Open Water Park.
Last Monday and Tuesday Grade 3/4's had a lot of fun as they experienced all that Camp Allambee had to offer. The weather was perfect and all enjoyed Camp life with its many activities and challengers.
|Friday 10th||Little Learners 9am - 1pm|
|Monday 13th||Whole School Excursion - Summit Challenge Day|
|Wednesday 15th||Whole School Mass 9.15am. Reports going home.|
|Thursday 16th||Graduation Mass 6pm|
|Friday 17th||Student Free Day|
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