IT'S NOT YOUR DOOR.
Every week is Education Week at Broulee Public where we openly acknowledge and thank our families for their commitment and partnership with the learning process. We all know that learning is not restricted to the school physical environment, but is a 24/7/365 process.
As well as the ongoing learning however we will be celebrating the specialised classroom environment with an open classroom session tomorrow, Wednesday from 11:40 - 1:00. Just be warned that if you do visit you may become involved as the children demonstrate what they are doing and why they are doing it.
Kindergarten also held an additional exhibition yesterday afternoon on their latest History and Geography unit of work - "Zoom". This unit of work explored the concept of identity and belonging with all work being displayed in the hall. It was wonderful to see so many parents attend with a unique feature this year being the use of the QR code that parents scanned using their phone or iPhone and listened to their child describing their particular work.
There will also be a parent session on Friday afternoon, especially for Kindergarten parents when we go through the process of "Learing to Read". Reading is critical in achieving overall good educational outcomes and we would love to share the literacy teaching/learning journey with you. It's also important that parents understand how to support their child with their reading each evening.
This session will be held in the Kindergarten classrooms at 2:00pm on Friday afternoon and it would be lovely to welcome our Kindergarten parents to such an informative session.
This week we farewell Mr Peter Cameron who will be starting Long Service Leave next Monday prior to his retirement in 2018. Mr Cameron was teaching in Sydney when he was selected as the new Assisstant Principal for Broulee Public School and he was part of the original staff to welcome students and parents when the school first opened it's doors in 1995. Mr Cameron along with Mr John Hughes, the school's first principal were responsible for many of the school's key organisational decisions and structures that underpin the school as we know it today. Mr Cameron has enjoyed teaching his second generation of local children and watching them grow into confident young (and not so young) adults.
Over the years he has been an inspiration in teaching and learning for all children as well as providing strong leadership, values and ethical decision making for staff and the educational community. I know he takes happy memories with him along with all of our good wishes for a wonderful retirement. We will miss you Pete!
Congratulations to the following students:
ICAS national examinations - Spelling.
Credit: Joanna Green, Rhiarna Hardman, Oscar Ferguson-Garrood, Oliver Dyason, Charlie Hough and Eva Baker
Mayers Writing Competition - Charlie Hough, Tara Padman and Lotus Turner
Dancing and Performances
Congratulations to our wonderful Cathy West who performed last Saturday night in Dance for the Stars.
Cathy and her partner Zoe a Year 12 student from Batemans Bay HS joined the rest of the community to raise over $29,000 and had a wonderful time kicking up their heels in an energetic dance routine that highlighted flexibility, creativity and a great sense of fun. We are all so proud of you Cathy. It's just a pity some of us missed out on the live performance as tickets were sold out.
Not only are our staff dancing but dancing has also taken off with a number of our students. Ms Smith has a very enthusiastic group of senior students who will be performing at Southern Stars later this term and they are taking their role very seriously.
Kindergarten Enrolments 2018
Thank you to the parents who have already completed their Kindergarten enrolement application for 2018. I know it seems a long way off but time goes quickly and we need to start looking at numbers and planning. If you have not already done so could you please complete the application as soon as possible.
The following students gained excellent results in their recent national ICAS examinations.
Distinction: Oliver Dyason
Credit: Oscar Ferguson-Garrood, Shannon Wade, Sunni West, Tipene Scott and James Greenway
Distinction: Shannon Wade
Credit: James Greenway, Daniel Greenway and Sunni West
Merit: Oliver Dyason, Charlie Hough and Tipene Scott
Sometimes you need to
Step outside, get some air
And Remind yourself of
Who you are and where
You want to be.