It was wonderful to see so many of our children dressed up as book characters last week. In the morning, we had a parade in front of the whole school and then the Prep – 2s ventured down to Melville Street to participate in the community reading sessions. This is a great community initiative celebrating the joy of reading together. Back at the school, children also enjoyed book week activities. I particularly enjoyed the short dramatic performances by some of Year 5 and 6s.
This week we also had the culmination of the debating competition with the grand finals taking place in the Multi-Purpose Room. We will publish all the details in our next newsletter but I would just like to congratulate all of the children on fully engaging with this debating festival.
We will be sending all our NAPLAN results for Year 3 and 5 home today. Please make sure you check your child's bag for the notice. Overall our Year 3 data has improved dramatically, particularly in reading, as has our growth data between Year 3 - 5 in Reading. At the school level, we use the NAPLAN results together with other class assessments to work out areas of strength and areas for improvement in your child’s learning. If you are unsure how to interpret the results or have questions please do not hesitate to talk to your child's classroom teacher.
Over the last week we have also welcomed into the Numurkah Primary fold our new Preps for 2019. They had a lovely afternoon with Mrs Herlihy making Octopus' and will be returning shortly for their second transition day. Year 5 and 6 classes attended Numurkah Secondary College last week and had a taste of what was on offer for 2019.
The Principal's lunch was a hit on Monday, but my 5 star rating is at risk. Apparently it's a good idea to pull the paper out between the garlic bread before you put it in the oven!
This morning we have our annual Father's Day breakfast and it was fantastic to see all the smiley faces and children snuggled up with their Dad's, Grandfathers, Uncles or carers.