In recent weeks our students have enjoyed a number of incursions and excursions which have enriched the learning program. These events have included: soccer workshops, a visit to the theatre to see a performance of ‘Wicked’; a Bees Wax Wrap incursion with a slant towards sustainability and a visit by some groups to the State library.
Other activities have included: the whole school Cross Country event, 100 Days of School activities, and Science Week lessons across the school. Thank you to the staff for their enthusiasm for organising these events.
RECENT P&C MEETING.
At our recent P&C meeting we explored the Strategic Plan and new P&C Associations’ Constitution as well as heard Reports from the various committees. Nikki and her Quiz Night team were congratulated for the wonderful evening at the Hilton Bowling Club. The P&C approved funds to be spent on classroom resources, 2019 Graduation as well as a contribution towards some exciting STEM/Coding resources that the staff Technology team are putting in place at school. Funds were also made available for a recent tree planting day organised by two of the classes and supported by many parents who assisted on the day.
Approval was given to establish a new noticeboard to keep parents up to date with various activities. It is hoped that this will go up during the term. A new BBQ is also being explored.
As part of acknowledging P&C Day celebrated earlier in the term, students from the Pre Primary made rock cakes for the P&C members to enjoy during the meeting.
Moving into this term the P&C will be putting together a curry offering and sausage sizzle for Open Evening and working with the canteen to supply morning teas and lunches at the Athletics carnival.
Our Book Week parade will be on Friday, 23rd August at 9:00am. Students are welcome to make a costume to represent their favourite book.
FATHERS’ DAY BREAKFAST.
The staff will again put on a Fathers’ Day Breakfast on Friday, 30th August. More information will come home regarding this, shortly.
SUSTAINABILITY AROUND THE SCHOOL.
To build on our recent Bees Wax Wrap incursion we are looking at adding to the variety of initiatives that are running in the school that revolve around the Sustainability theme. Information from students, parents and staff will help us with developing these.
Currently the school has in place:
Buildings - two sets of solar panels [6KW], water tanks to recycle rain water, energy efficient lighting, modified flow taps and dual flush toilets and sisalation in Library.
Grounds - use of local plants, reticulation, deciduous trees to shade the Library as well as a wall garden for the western side.
Initiatives - battery recycling, phone recycling, paper recycling, Council recycling bin for the canteen, green waste bin for the school and recycling of old/damaged furniture.
I recently attended a NAIDOC assembly at Fremantle College and had the opportunity to catch up with various former students and watch a brilliant student led assembly to acknowledge NAIDOC. Other events being organised by the college for students this week included a fashion parade of student designed clothing and the presentation of a Rap written for the occasion.
Our students performed really well across the school at the recent Cross Country. Congratulations to all of our place getters as well as all students who were able to have a go. The level of determination, enthusiasm and willingness to support each other was great to see. Thank you to those parents who were able to come in and support the students.
CUP CAKE FUNDRAISER.
Over $850 was raised at the Cup Cake event held on Tuesday. This was a wonderful effort from families who volunteered plates, staff and parent volunteers who baked and decorated on the day and also the large number of students who got involved. Your support was appreciated. Thanks also to the Dulay family who donated a large number of boxed cake mixes for the event.
Congratulations to everyone involved with the 60th anniversary of Sullivan Hall. This is an ikon of our local community which is ready for the next 60 years.