This term, Rio Tinto ‘Earth Assist’ will be visiting our school in Week 3, Thursday the 8th and Friday, the 9th August.
Every child from PP-Year 6 will have the opportunity to make their own reusable beeswax sandwich wrap; to take home and wrap their sandwiches in to bring to school. It can be used instead of plastic wrap or foil, easily wiped clean and used again and again, saving you money and most importantly caring for our environment.
Our students will also learn more about ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ and the particular impact that plastics have on our precious environment.
This is a FREE incursion that Mrs. Hewison has kindly coordinated for our school.
We will require parent assistance on the day. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are available.
100th Day of School
This year our Kindy to Yr. 2 students, will celebrate our 100th Day of School on Wednesday, the 7th of August.
During the morning session, students will engage in a number of activities around the number 100. For example, they may make crowns with 100 dots, make 100 and 1000s biscuits, see what a 100 pieces of popcorn looks like before and after it has popped, make a necklace with a 100 pieces of Cheerios and so on.
We look forward to welcoming our Kindy students and their parents to our big school for this event.
Our PP classes, were very lucky and received some free native plants from SERCUL. SERCUL provided these plants to our school as part of the Phosphorus Awareness Project grant it receives from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), which aims to educate the community about the environmental impacts of too many nutrients entering our waterways.
The last Friday in July is National Tree Day so we could not think of a better say to get planting! The students in Pre-Primary and Room 9, and many wonderful parent helpers assisted in the planting of the donated plants on Friday, the 26th of July.
A special thank you to Juls Liggins for her expertise and whose recent ‘books for trees’ initiative purchased more plants for the occasion. Thanks also to Mrs. Colkin for collecting the plants in the holidays and our many parent helpers.
Murdoch Student Teachers
This term, we are fortunate enough to have four Murdoch student teachers, joining our staff to complete their final teaching practicum at WGVPS. We welcome Daniel Peters (Year 5, Room 2), Danielle Castro (Year 2, Room 9), Bree Falcinella (PP Room 6) and Lucy Hales (PP, Room 5).
We wish them every success.