Acting Principal's Report
Term 2 is almost at its end with just over two weeks to go. It is great to see our children starting to celebrate their work. I had the opportunity to visit Grade 3/4B in English class and Japanese class. It made my day spending this time with the children. Students were working on their projects and pushed themselves out of their comfort zone to speak Japanese in class.
Woolworth Colouring competition
Daniel from grade 34B won the recent colouring competition at Woolworths, Oakleigh. Grade 3/4B received a fruit basket while Daniel is overseas. I went down to Grade 3/4B (and 34S) and cut up and shared these fruits with some children.
There were some fruits most students have never tasted before including Kaki (Persimmon) and Dragon fruit. It was a great opportunity for children to try new fruits and promote healthy eating. I really enjoyed seeing children’s faces as I cut the Dragon fruit.
Congratulations Daniel for your wonderful entry.
Request for Homestay for visiting International Students
We have been invited to provide homestay facilities for 2 study tours later in the year.
Details of the groups are:
- Minato-Ku Primary School
Number of Students -20
Number of Homestay Families Required –at least 10 (2 students per family if possible)
- Shioya Machi Junior High School
Number of Students -10
Number of Homestay Families Required-10
Number of Homestay Families Required-10 ( 1 student per family)
The Department of Education and Training has authorised a refund to homestay families of approx.. $45.00 per student per night to cover expenses. A “Working with Children” Check is also required for all adults over 18 staying in the home during that time which is free for volunteers however a passport photo is required to complete the application.
Various activities such as a visit by an Aboriginal Dance Group and Australian Reptile / Animal Group and a family for luncheon in the Hall are planned however for families are most welcome to plan other activities in their own time.
If you would like to be a host family for one or both schools, please let us know as soon as possible so we are able to include you in our communications..
SLC (STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL) FUNDRAISER
The SLC will be having our next fundraiser on Wednesday 20th June in week 10. This will be a dress up day where you come to school as what you want to be when you grow up.
We will be raising money for Mat Bowtell’s Free 3D Hands charity. Matt is an ex-Huntingdale father who makes free prosthetic hands for children who can’t afford them with his 3D printer.
Please bring a gold coin donation on this day to help Mat continue his amazing work!
Thank you Miss Webb and the SLC.
Emerson competed in the National Gymnastic Championships at Hisense Arena last Wednesday and Thursday. He competed in Under 11 Boys Trampoline, Double Mini and Synchronised Trampoline.
He came 11th in Double Mini, 4th in Synchronised Trampoline and came away with a Bronze Medal in Trampoline. Competition was fierce with 28 competitors from all around Australia and New Zealand. He showed the school values of Courage and Trying his best and really enjoyed making friends with new people from different states.
Markus from 2P completed his first stage of Black Belt on Saturday.
“Building leaders one black belt at a time!”, he has showed focus, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and perseverance.