As you all know, the fire last Thursday caused great concern for many of our families, but we are thankful to the CFA for looking after our community and keeping everyone safe. A big thank you to the many families who were again checking in on each other, offering help and support where they could.
Ballarat Airport Excursion
Many of the Scotsburn students were keen observers of the aerial fire support on Thursday, and wish to show their gratitude to the men and women who protected their properties. Contact has been made with air base management at the Ballarat airport, and an opportunity exists for the Gr P-6 students to meet the air crew and tour the air base, including aircraft, on Wednesday 19th December. There are many outcomes that this opportunity will offer students. Developing a broader understanding of the emergency resources that go into protecting the community, assistance with working through their own emotional response to the fire, a sense of protection and security for the future, and for the older students an insight into career prospects. Despite what the students will gain, they will also give back through the delivery of their letters of appreciation that they will be writing in class prior to the excursion. A big thank you to Randall from the Bendigo Bank (Buninyong branch), who has covered the cost of the transportation for the excursion.
Recently, Julian (lives next door) spent a considerable amount of time manoeuvring the large rocks for us to help finish off the new play space near the Playpod, cubby hut and chook shed. This was an amazing act of generosity. Thanks Julian.
A big shout out to all of our wonderful parents. We will be having our final working bee for the year on Tuesday 11th at 3.30pm-4.30pm. It will be a great chance for us to get the school grounds looking great in readiness for our end of year break up.
Today, our prep’s for 2019 had a great time for their Orientation Day. Mrs Anderson provided the students with lots of fun and entertaining activities and the students had a great time. Thanks to all of the parents that came along to the information session.
P-2 Sovereign Hill
Miss Wood’s class are looking forward to a great day at Sovereign Hill this Wednesday. Please catch Miss Wood if you have any questions.
Collaborative Planning Days
On the 13th December, the Gr 3 staff and students from the Buninyong campus will join the Scotsburn students at Scotsburn for the day.
Shared Christmas Lunch
The students and staff are looking forward to enjoying a shared Christmas feast together on Friday 14th. Parents are most welcome to come along and help out from 11.30am.
All students involved in the Kris Kringle have received a slip indicating who they need to buy a $5 maximum present for. All KK presents must be returned ASAP as they will be opened at our shared Christmas lunch this Friday 14th December.
We are all looking forward to our Christmas Breakup next Tuesday 18th starting at 6pm. Thank you to those that placed something into the baskets for the Hamper Raffle. Don’t forget to bring along a few dollars to purchase tickets as you arrive ($1 a ticket or 3 for $5). A friendly reminder to also place a named wrapped item in the box above the freezer in the old building! The evening will conclude with a supper and band, so please bring along something to share.
The students had a great time last week. Special thanks to the parents that came along to watch and help. A reminder that there has been a slight change to our swimming program, due to the early finish for Parent Teacher interviews last Thursday. As such, they will have a makeup lesson at our Scotsburn ‘Fun Day’ on Thursday 20th December. We apologise for any inconvenience.
2019 Book List Orders – SC1
All students in SC1 (Prep - 2 in Mrs Anderson’s class) will not be required to pick up their booklist from the front office at Buninyong at the beginning 2019. All books and stationary will be collected by Mrs Anderson and ready to use day one. If you do not order your child’s booklist through the school, please bring them on the first day of Term 1 not labelled. If you have any questions, please see Mrs Anderson or contact her via email on [email protected],gov.au
Christmas Watering Roster
If you are able to help out with the watering over the Christmas break, please contact Naomi Moore ASAP on [email protected]
Looking After Our Animals
A big thanks to Laura, Charlie and Jack who will be looking after Pip the lizard over the break. If someone would like to take the chooks for the break (lots of eggs), please see Shaun.
We will be selling Zooper Doopers for $1 on Thursday.
Our first rotation for Term 4 will be on the (5th December). Our groups will be doing the following:
Term 4 - Lunch Order Roster
Lunch orders need to be collected from the Buninyong campus at 12.40pm. Please ensure you organise a swap if necessary so that the students don’t go hungry!
Term 3 - Important Dates & Extra-Curricular Events
Gr 2-4 Sovereign Hill – 12th December
Parent teacher (4pm-6pm) – 12th Dec
Scotsburn Shared Xmas Lunch – 14th Dec
Scotsburn Christmas Breakup – 18th Dec (6pm)
Gr P-6 Ballarat Airport Excursion – 19th Dec
Scotsburn (Fed Uni Pool) Break up – 20th Dec