but they have never failed to imitate them.
|Broulee Public School||
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders,
but they have never failed to imitate them.
As we enter the second half of our school term, the calendar of curriculum and sporting demands is becoming increasingly busy. Classes are in assessment and reporting mode in the lead-up to the Semester 1 report which will be sent home on Thursday 30 June.
The end of Term 2 is also our athletics time. Students have been training in field events throughout the term and will undertake field event finals on Tuesday 14 June. The track events carnival will take place on Friday 17 June at Captain Oldrey Park. There will be more formal events for students from 8-13 years and separate junior athletics activities for Kinder and year one. Helpers on the Friday would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you to our four School Captains who attended the Eurobodalla Learning Community Leadership Camp last week. Despite the challenging weather (they camped in tents), the activities undertaken were challenging and helpful in developing leadership skills. Thanks to Ruby for writing the report about the camp which you can see in this Scoop.
I was most impressed with the Kinder performance following the school assembly last Thursday. The song Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes was performed in three languages: English, French and Dhurga. A fabulous effort. Just a word of warning now that the weather is cooling down. If you are planning on attending the school assemblies, please remember that the back door will be open and guests seated in the COLA. Now that we have 14 classes we can no longer comfortably fit inside with the door closed - so rug up for the KB assembly on Thursday.
Congratulations to Foxx McGeachy, Abbey Dunn, Ziggy Clare, Hugh Wignell, Travis Fairweather and Caitlin Seidel. These six students came in the first 5 places in their respective races and will now represent Eurobodalla PSSA at the regional carnival in Nowra.
A special congratulations to Ziggy and Abbey who came first in their race.
It was also a first for Broulee when Ziggy, Hugh and Foxx ran first, second and third in the 8/9 years boys event. Way to go!!
Congratulations to the students who participated in the district cross country carnival last week. Six students - Travis Fairweather, Foxx McGeachy, Ziggy Clare, Hugh Wignell, Abbey Dunn and Caitlin Siedel all gained selection in the regional team.
Congratulations also to Michael Griffiths who has gained selection in the regional Rugby Union team and will play in the state knockout and to Seb Giri who is representing the South Coast at the AFL state Carnival in Nelson Bay this week.
Thank You to the many parents who returned their permission notes for their children to access the Speech Therapist for screening. Unfortunately we were unable to access the therapist. While this was very disappointing, it certainly demonstrates the urgent need for essential and ongoing speech therapy intervention throughout the area.
MIndfulness - The Mindfulness taster held last Tuesday evening was attended a very interested group of parents and community members. I have included some feedback from one of the parents. Thank you to Jean Watson for her excellent presentation and to those who attended.
"I really enjoyed last night's Mindfulness Taster, and I'm so glad and grateful that my daughter will have the opportunity to learn important personal skills in her class at Broulee that I never did in my childhood, and which I have not been able to teach her. Jean Watson is a wonderful advocate and example of Mindfulness, and Broulee PS is leading the way again by adding excellent life skills to our children's experiences from K- Yr6."
This year, Mrs Cameron has set up a reading challenge for the students.. There will be prizes on offer as well. In order to finish the challenges, there are 16 different types of books you have to read. Some of the books you have to read are,: a book that has something to do with the ocean, a book you can read in one day, a book with a blue cover and a book published in the year you were born.
So, to win a prize you have to complete all 16 challenges and put your name at the top of the page Mrs Cameron has provided then put it in the box. The challenge ends sometime during August and the prize draw will happen at the first assembly after it ends.
We hope all students take part in the reading challenge!
Copies of the sheet are available in the I Centre.
See Mrs Cameron for more information!