Archive | February 2018

Super SRC!

Congratulations to Fin and Amie who were elected by our class to represent us in the Student Representative Council this year. They received their badges at our assembly today and will join our captains at regular meetings to organise fundraising, support charities and make school decisions. Well done!

Dazzling Debaters

Well done to our Year 6 debating team who took part in a workshop last Friday to further develop their debating skills. Thank you to the parents for providing transport and to Mrs Derricott for organising this event.

Weekly Blogging Challenge T1 Wk4

This term we’re focusing on imaginative writing and how to make our writing more exciting. One of the techniques we’ve started looking at is Sizzling Starts.

For this week’s homework Blogging Challenge, use the image below to write a sizzling start. You can post your writing in the comments section. Remember – a sizzling start catches the reader’s attention by starting where the action is. Can’t wait to read some amazing writing!

Image from The Literacy Shed website

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.

Art Cave

Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers Jane and Alex who ran our first Art Cave session for the year last Friday. Students began creating some beautiful artworks based on our Science topic microorganisms using ink and straw blowing. They’re going to look fantastic when they’re done!

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.

Swimming Carnival!

Well done to all our swimming superstars who jumped in the pool and gave it their all today at the annual THPS Swimming Carnival! Check out the photos below!