This term has seemed to have sped up and we are on the home stretch to the holidays. We still have lots of exciting activities and events in store for this week.
Firstly, last week the Year 5 and 6’s participated in Bike Education. Last Monday students viewed a number of important road and bike safety videos and completed a range of theory based tasks to gauge their understanding. On Tuesday the Year 5’s had their outdoor sessions where they learnt about checking their bikes and helmets for safety, balancing and safe braking techniques, appropriate gear changing as well as completing a range of circuit activities such as the figure of eight, slalom course and right hand turn intersections.
The Year 6’s completed the activities listed above as well as practised single and pair formation when riding as a group. This was put into use when they took part in their road ride around the surrounding streets where they also practised making right hand turns at intersections and roundabouts.
It was fantastic to see students that hadn’t ridden much grow in confidence as the session progressed as well as other students that consolidated their understanding and bike riding skills. Thank you to Mrs.Baker and Miss Walker who assisted both Mr.Shaw and Mr.Rodgers with the road rides. We look forward to teaching these life-long skills again next year!
We congratulate the Year 5’s who wrote and then presented their speeches for either School Captain or S.R.C. President. The standard was very high which made selecting four students a more challenging task. All students voted for top three candidates which will be taken into account when deciding on the final four leadership roles. A reminder for the other year 5 students that are completing their applications that they need to be handed to Mr.Shaw by the end of this week. Please address the application to Mrs. Streitberger.
Tuesday also saw the Year 6’s venture off on their transition day to their 2020 secondary school. By all reports everyone had a successful day and were able to make some friendships in readiness for a smooth transition next year. A note with the date and time for the 2020 Year 6 Reunion will be going home later this week.
Last Friday saw the fourth and last session of Earn and Learn. It was great to see parents and family members visit the many stores and purchase their wide range of products. Earn and Learn has been a highlight for all students not only for Term 4 but for the entire year. Allowing for students to use maths skills in a real-world context is very important. Earn and Learn is one such maths opportunity where students can do this and have fun at the same time.
Following on from this will be the Year 6 Excursion to Box Hill on Thursday 19th December. Students are to meet at Wood Street Reserve at 8:50am (near the corner of Station Street and Wood Street) to walk to Nunawading Station. This will be the arrival and dismissal point for all students.
Students MUST be picked up from Wood Street Reserve in the afternoon at 3:45pm. The cost of this excursion will be $30 each, which includes 2 hours of laser tag and lunch on the day. Students can wear sun smart free dress which is suitable for physical activity. They will also need to bring a drink bottle and a small snack. We advise that students do not bring mobile phones or other electronic devices to encourage them to be present in the moment and enjoy the experience. Please ensure that the permission note and payment is returned by tomorrow.
We will be saddened to say goodbye to Mrs. Baker, Miss Glen and Mrs Sonsie as they all embark on new adventures next year. We thank them for their tireless hard work this year, the dedication and commitment they have demonstrated as well as the wonderful bonds they made with all students. We wish them all the best for the next chapter in their lives.
Finally, we wish everyone a safe,enjoyable and merry Christmas and holiday break. We look forward to seeing students returning to school for their first day on Thursday 30th January.