Next Monday we will be having our Remembrance Day service in the school hall, starting at 10.15 am. The School Captains will be conducting the service.
Following the service there will be a special morning tea in the staff room where
Paul Morris, the School Education Director, will present the school with their Director General’s Award. The school was nominated for this award for their Collaborative Schooling Initiative. This initiative looked at providing students with the skills to become 21st century learners and to create a learning culture that heightened the parents’ involvement and the children’s engagement.
The dividends from this initiative are reflected in the school’s significantly reduced behavioural concerns, its high attendance rate, the increasing requests for enrolments, the excellent support from parents and the markedly enhanced academic results.
Broulee Public School is now also recognised nationally, by both state and private systems as an innovative leader in technology.
Parents and friends are warmly invited to attend both the Remembrance Day service and the presentation morning tea.
Last Friday the weather smiled beautifully for us as we were joined by parents and grandparents for our annual "Walkathon" along the beach to the Broulee Surf Club. What an enjoyable way to raise money and to celebrate Grandparents Day!
Many thanks to all the grandparents who were able to join us for either the walk or for the picnic lunch at the surf club. Thanks also to all the families who sponsored children for the walkathon. We will be drawing our first prize at this week’s assembly. All students who have returned their sponsorship money will be entered for the draw. If you have not returned your money yet, could you please do so as soon as possible.
A feature of the walkathon was the entire school joining together to sing the song “Keep On”. The school had specifically learnt this song as part of celebrating music education across Australia. We joined more than 2,150 schools (and more than half a million other children) who sang the same song, at the same time, from Adelaide to Albany, Mount Isa to Mount Druitt, Bundaberg to Ballarat, Launceston to Lord Howe Island. Schools performed on beaches, in the street, in shopping malls, atop skyscrapers, in performing arts centres, in school halls and classrooms. Our school was one of the lucky schools that performed on the beach.
Our grateful thanks to Clare Dunn for organising the Walkathon, Julie Frost for coordinating the singing and special thanks to Damien Coen and John Hicks for their musical accompaniment and entertainment.
Photos of our Performance, H2O and the Walkathon
Photos of these two events are now available for viewing. If you would like to revisit some happy moments, please checkout the Gallery section of our webpage to see a range of photos. Happy viewing!