- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Clever Penguins
- Student Free Day & Public Holiday
- Launching into Learning - Playgroup
- Prep G
- North West Primary School Basketball
- Dumbo - Open Air Cinema
- Ulverstone Show Entries
- Auditions for EMUsicians 2020
- Szultka Multi Station Cable Weights Machine - For Sale
- Second Hand Furniture - well worn condition
- Primary Campus Assembly - featuring 4/5MM and 6E
- High School Cricket Championship
- 2M Excursion Hagley Farm School
- School Calendar
- PSLSC Quiz Night
- Riana Primary T to C
- Come and Try Ulverstone Softball
- Tasmania Power Boat Association
As I write this brief report our principal, Mr Grining, is over 7,500km away in Taiwan with Ella, Ben, Courtney, Jordan and Mrs Butler reconnecting with the students that visited PDS as part of the Kinmen Student Exchange. Like me, you may have been following their educational journey on the school Facebook page. We look forward to their safe return and stories of their experience. An experience which I am sure will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Last Friday was World Teachers’ Day. A day which marks a wonderful opportunity for us, as a community, to express our appreciation for everything our teaching staff do, both in our schools and in our wider community.
Teachers mould future generations, and many of us would not be who we are today without generous, questioning, and inspiring teachers. I can still remember my high school Drama teacher, Mr V, who inspired me to follow my passion in performing arts which has shaped the teacher I am today. Based on numerous conversations with friends, colleagues and acquaintances over the years, I know that I am not alone in this reflection. Most of us have a story of a teacher who has challenged, inspired, and encouraged us to become the best versions of ourselves and it is good to reflect on this.
From working in schools for many years I know that while individual teachers can and do have a lasting impact on individual students - it is the whole school staff team, working together in partnership with the parent and school community, which makes a significant difference to the day to day learning opportunities of the students of our school.
Lachlan T has been nominated as a Rising Star in the Coles Advocate Junior Sports Awards for his indoor bowls with the winner be announced at the awards dinner being held on November 6th.
Congratulaions to Will and Chad who have both been selected in the state U14 team for the 2020 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup Albury/Wodonga from 13 January to 18 January 2020.
Penguin District School values the contribution that students make within the community, please keep us informed of significant student achievements by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message via the Penguin District School Facebook page.
In Launching into Learning the children are developing the ability to be independent. To begin Term 4 they made their own pikelets, showing just how capable they are!
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity. Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
Students in Prep G were excited when Mr Grining came to visit at the end of last term with a computer keyboard and monitor for them to pull apart. There was lots of discussion about what they might find inside before working collaboratively to find out. Thanks Mr Grining!
Last weekend saw 3 Penguin District School Primary Basketball teams compete in the Regional Primary School Basketball Championships. All of our players from Years 3 to 6 played exceptionally well across the entire weekend and displayed great sportsmanship. Congratulations to our Year 5/6 Boys team and Primary Girls who took first place in their division.
Less than 2 weeks away!
- Penguin Newsagency
- BridgePro Enginering
- Barnyard Vet
- Demolition Tas
- Caltex Penguin
- Landscape Now
- Incitec Pivot
- 6ty Degrees Architects
- Ironcliffe Road Store
- Guard Plumbing
- Commercial and Rural Refrigeration
- BJ Joiners
- Lanes IGA
- Heath & Mykles Healthy Meats
- The Bronzery, Spray Tan Studio
- Heath & Mykles Healthy Meats
- The Bronzery, Spray Tan Studio
Food and drink available to purchase on the night from:
- Tuckerbox Penguin (hot food)
- Popcorn (cash only)
- Mellow Espresso (coffee and pastries)
- West Ulverstone Rotary (BBQ)
EMUsicians is a Combined Primary School Band consisting of students from Government Primary schools in the Burnie and surrounding area. The Band offers the opportunity for Primary school age students to learn a band instrument (flutes, clarinets, saxes, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, tuba, French horn, bass guitars, guitars and percussion) under the direction of qualified instructors and to perform in many concerts and public performances throughout the year. The band rehearses at the
Burnie Concert band rooms at the Cooee Memorial Hall (beside the Burnie Bowls Club)
on Monday afternoons between 12:45 – 3:00pm.
Auditions for 2020 EMUs will be held at Cooee Memorial Hall on Monday December 9th 2019.
Any children in grades 3, 4, 5 or 6 in 2020 are eligible although preference will be given to grade 4 and 5 students
Auditions for new members are at the end of every year and consist of a short musical assessment by our team. Students that show a musical aptitude will be invited to join the program.
Please complete an audition form the link below and return to the school office by Monday 2 December.
Expressions of interest to buy
- 8 exercise stations
- Exercises for whole body (chest, legs, arms, back, shoulders and abdominals)
- Adjustable resistance level on all stations
- Suitable for ages 12+
- 12 years old
- In very good condition
- 4.5m at longest point, 3.5m at widest point, 2.1m at highest point
31 Oct 2019
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
06 Nov 2019
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Interested students will participate in the High School Cricket Championship to be held on Wednesday 6 November at either the Acton Cricket Ground or Marist Regional College.
Students will leave the school via bus at 9:00 am and return back to school by 2:30 pm. Transport to and from the event will be in the school’s mini-bus or 23 seater – depending on the student numbers attending. It will be driven by a staff member.
Students need to be prepared for the day with suitable running shoes, shorts and school sports top. Students will not be required to wear full school uniform, but will need to be dressed in warm, suitable clothing. Students will also require a packed lunch and drink.
08 Nov 2019
9:00 AM to 3:40 PM
2M Excursion to Hagley Farm Primary School
Year 2M will be exploring the concept of change through time at Hagley Farm Primary School and Environmental Centre. A variety of activities will be explored, including a visit the old classroom, a tour of the Activity Museum and the making of butter.
When: Friday 8 November
Transport: Bus departs Penguin District School at 9:00 am
Bus leaves Hagley at 2:15pm, aiming to arrive at Penguin District School at 3:40pm
What to bring: School uniform, sturdy shoes and waterproof coat
Recess and lunch
Please ensure arrangements are made for collecting your child at 3:40 pm from the Primary Campus.
Please return the attached Major Excursion Consent and Medical form to ensure that your child can participate in this excursion. This is a mandatory requirement and must be completed and returned for your child to participate.