Next Tuesday 9 December is our annual Presentation Day where we acknowledge the efforts and success of our students. The Presentation Day will commence at 10 am and we recommend that parents, family and friends be seated by 9.50 am to watch our wonderful slideshow of this year’s highlights. This year’s Presentation Day will also include the presentation of Year 6 Certificates to students. This has traditionally happened at a separate Graduation Ceremony, but will now be included as part of Presentation Day. Parents, family and friends are welcome to have lunch with the students after the Presentation Day Assembly.
Many of you will have heard about or noticed a boat in our playground. No you are not imaging things, there really is a boat in the playground. The boat will be painted and placed securely into the ground to provide a wonderful place for imaginative play for our students. The boat did not arrive by magic, but was the result of some helpful members of our wider community. Mr Terry McGee noticed our article looking for a boat in the Bay Post and referred it to the Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild. Mr Neville Chandler, Secretary of the Guild, referred the article to all its members. From here a member of the guild, Mr Alan Zakrajsek, offered a boat for our use. We thank Mr Zakrajsek very much for this wonderful donation. This wonderful story doesn’t end there as the boat needed the engine removed and transported to school. This feat was achieved by Mr Tim Blunden of Mobile Marine and we are grateful for his help. The result being we now have a boat. The boat is yet to be painted and transported to its permanent location and then launched for its first voyage. It is wonderful to be part of such a wide and generous community. Thank you to all involved.
Last week the whole school enjoyed the fresh taste of pizza from our school pizza oven. On Tuesday Miss Clarke’s Year 3 students, along with some Year 6 students, prepared and cooked pizzas for half the school. The smell was wonderful and the pizza tasted awesome. There was a large amount of pizza cooked and some very satisfied students. On Thursday the rest of the school enjoyed pizza prepared for them and cooked by The Learning Pod students and Year 6 helpers. The teams of students that cooked the pizzas did an excellent job and we thank you for your service to our school community. A big THANK YOU also needs to go to Mr Tim McDonald who fired up the pizza oven and was in charge of cooking on both days. He did an awesome job and coordinated the helpers around him with precision. Thank you also to Miss Clarke, the Learning Support Officers and all the student helpers for a wonderful effort!
Volunteer’s Morning Tea
Next Monday 8 December we will acknowledge the wonderful contribution that our Volunteers make to our school and student learning. We will have a morning tea in the staffroom at 11 am for all those helpers who have been a part of our classrooms this year. Without this help and support we would not achieve the success that we have with our students. Volunteers are essential and strengthen our links between school and community. The ongoing support and help of volunteers is wonderful and we thank you for your assistance. Please make sure you have contacted the Front Office to let us know you are coming.
Tomorrow is our last Kindergarten Orientation session. We have enjoyed seeing the smiling faces arrive each week and look forward to seeing them everyday next year. Also a big thank you and congratulations to the Year 5 buddies who have done an excellent job in supporting our new students and making them feel welcome.