Many thanks to our parent community for supporting the school's Purple Day last week. Not only did we have purple people everywhere, but we also managed to collect over $300 from coin donations. This will be added to our Relay for Life fundraising.
As a school community we frequently see the terrible effects cancer can have on families and our participation in the Relay is one way our school can acknowledge the grief that families go through when cancer strikes, as well as contributing funds for research and also celebrating the wonderful gift of life for those that survive cancer.
Many thanks to the Broulee staff who will generously donate their weekend for the Relay for Life.
As an educator I believe that every child should have access to books. Reading together, particularly at home is a perfect time for parents to spend time bonding with your child as you laugh, explore and develop a love of language, places and feelings as you turn the pages of books together. Last week I had the pleasure of revisiting some old favourites of mine from the book shelf and one I would love to share with you is a Dr Seuss book. This particular book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go" introduces the concept that children have the ability to do wonderful things, go to far away places and achieve great results. The book however, is also realistic in that it warns that things are not always easy and that life can be tough, that you have to keep trying and to not give up. This is a delightful book and read together can sow some early seeds into toddlers and preschoolers' thinking. My quote for the week (and for the next few weeks) comes from this book. If time permits please read, or in some cases reread it together with your child.