I trust everyone had an enjoyable long weekend and it provided our students with that little extra rest to finish off what has been a great term of learning. We have had a lot of sporting commitments over the last week and more this week.
Last week our girls’ basketball team unfortunately lost their match to Batemans Bay PS. The girls all tried very hard, but just couldn’t match the height and accuracy of their opposition. Our boys’ basketball team will play in the PSSA knockout tomorrow against Eden PS at Moruya. We know they will represent our school well.
On Friday our touch football teams will play against Batemans Bay PS on Captain Oldrey Park. Games will start at 10 am with the girls, followed by the boys. We wish them well for their games.
Finally, we have two students representing the South Coast Region at PSSA State Carnivals next week. Good luck Chloe Dunn, who will be participating in the State Soccer carnival at Kiama and Hayden Nye, who will be playing in the State Rugby Union carnival in Kingscliff.
Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition
On Wednesday, four of our students will be travelling to Milton PS to take part in the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition. Caitlin Seidel, Edie Fletcher, Stella Lloyd-Jones and Lachlan Plenty will all present a prepared speech on a multicultural topic before having to present an impromptu speech on a topic given to them by the adjudicator on the day. We know they are up for the challenge and will do a great job representing themselves and our school.
Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
Each year schools collect data about children who require adjustments at school due to a disability and the level of adjustments they are receiving. This information is collected so that principals, teachers and education bodies can better plan for students with disabilities. The definition of disability for data collection is based on the broad definition under the Disability Discrimination Act. Under this definition, students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia are included as well as chronic health conditions such as epilepsy and diabetes. The privacy of all students included in data collection is protected. Personal details such as their name are not provided to local or federal education authorities. If you have any further questions about this, please feel free to book an appointment with Tania Dorney (our Learning Support Teacher) or myself. The link to both the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data website and a fact sheet for parents is provided below:
Facts Sheet: https://docs.education/gov.au/node/32685