What’s happening in Week 7!

Monday 12th March

Year 3-6 Assembly 11.40am in the upper hall

Wednesday 14th March

Life Education Excursion 9.10am

Thursday 15th March

Selective High School Placement Test – Good luck Year 6!

Friday 16th March

National Day Against Bullying

Art Cave

Year 6 Graduation Shirt orders due

ICAS Digital Technologies entries due

Water 4 Life Challenge

Today we received a special visitor to our morning assembly – Harold the giraffe from Life Education! Harold joined us to launch the Water 4 Life Challenge which involves students drinking nothing but water (with the exception of milk for cereal) for 2 weeks. Students took home their Water 4 Life Challenge starter packs which includes lots of information about the challenge, sponsorship and prizes. If students raise $10 for completing the challenge, then their Life Education excursion fee later this term will be covered! Some of the photos of Harold’s visit are below, including information about the challenge. If you have any questions, please let me know.

OC Outdoor Education excursion

We had our very first excursion in Week 1 to the Outdoor Education Centre at Morisset where students displayed lots of skill and courage tackling the high ropes and giant swing. Thank you OC for your wonderful effort and to Mrs Derricott for attending in my place.

Pi, Pizza & Party Time!

This week we celebrated the end of the year with our class party and secret Santa. Thank you to everyone who brought in some tasty treats to share. As part of the OC tradition, we had our annual Pi Challenge – a competition to see who can accurately recite the most digits of Pi. Blade did a super job with 10, Sam came up with 15, Grayson did an impressive 22, Oscar smashed it with 121 and Noah K absolutely blew us away by doing 201! Wow! Very impressive! (I can do 3.14… that’s it). Naturally, we celebrated with pie.

Walk a Mile Koori Style

Yesterday our Year 6 boys took a stand against domestic violence and violence in our community by joining in the Walk a Mile Koori Style march. We joined with many other schools across the Hunter and made our way through Newcastle streets to King Edward Park where we made a solemn oath to ‘never be violent, never be silent’. At the park we enjoyed mountains of food, drink, lollies, ice blocks and other treats while we saw bands, including the really rockin’ Police Band, and traditional Indigenous dance performances. Thank you Ms Chapman and Mr Slade for organising this event for our boys.