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