We are always trying to make our playground environment exciting and stimulating for our children so that they can develop their creativity and use their imagination as well as learn new skills. This year our staff are doing additional playground duties and teach specific skills for targeted games. Some of the new activities include touch football (see photos in this Scoop) and netball skills, with chess, music, dance, boardgames and soccer to come on board. Mrs Elliot and some wonderful grandparents are also organising a "Fairy Garden".
My thanks to our great staff for going the extra mile.
Cancer Council Relay for Life
Each year our school staff enter a team in the Cancer Council Relay for Life held in Batemans Bay on the 14 & 15 March. We will start our fund raising for this event next week, Wednesday 11 March by holding a "purple mufti day". All children are encouraged to wear purple and there will be a gold coin donation. Miss Clarke from 2C has also organised a "Guess the Numbers of Jellybeans" competition with tickets available from the school each morning. Tickets will cost 50 cents.
We are aware that many families are affected by cancer and this is one way we can recognise the enormous impact cancer can have as well as doing some valuable fund raising at the same time.
Many thanks to the families who have so promptly paid their school voluntary contributions (fees). The money is used to support the school technology purchases and literacy material (especially new readers).
We have several students enrolled in our school who have severe life threatening allergies (bee stings and peanuts). For some of our children, just coming into contact with peanuts can cause a major threat to their life. We have a peanut free canteen and are asking your support to please refrain from sending any form of nuts to school in your child's lunch box. Could you also please consider deleting nuts from any products (birthday cakes, class parties) that you bring into the school and classes.