- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Railway Cafe' Thank You Morning Tea
- Clever Penguins
- Launching into Learning
- Staff Celebration
- Primary Social
- Parent Group - Christmas Shopping Night
- Movie Night - Angry Birds 2
- Secondary Triathlon Challenge
- Secondary Netball
- Penguin Carols - Choir
- Library Update
- EMUsicians Auditions for 2020
- School based apprenticeships and traineeships
- Thank you to Penguin Lions
- School Calendar
- Early Childhood Presentation Assembly
- Year 3 to 12 Presentation Assembly
Penguin is a pretty special part of the universe. Often it isn’t until you have some time away from the place that you live, work or go to school, that you can appreciate what it has to offer, and the role that the community has in shaping and supporting who we are. Schools are, in many ways, a microcosm of society - or a snapshot of the values, behaviours and expectations that you would see reflected across that town or community. When travelling seven and half thousand kilometres away to Kinmen Taiwan with our Year 9’s, it was no different. The township of Jincheng that we stayed in had a strong sense of community, was safe, locals were overwhelmingly friendly and people of all ages and all walks of life were connected and included in some way. The schools had these same qualities and were alive from 7am through to 10pm at night with tai chi, table tennis, gardening groups, social badminton and adult learning classes.
Strong communities will have a number of interrelationships between sporting, social and cultural groups, and this would also be seen in a healthy and vibrant school. Today we held a thank you morning teas for the local churches that support our chaplaincy program, and for the Rotary clubs that support our breakfast club and community events. Just like our time in Taiwan, I would hope that visitors to our town, or school, would come away with a firm and positive impression of the community values and characteristics that are at the heart of Penguin.
Last Wednesday night, we hosted a community information session with Inclusion and Diversity community worker, Xris from Working it Out. Xris’ role is supported by the Department of the Education and extends in to school communities statewide. Xris shared the Valuing Diversity (Gender, Sexualities and Bodies) Framework and the people present were able to hear about and discuss shifts to legislation and community engagement over time at a national and state level. The Valuing Diversity Framework supports schools through providing factual information and resources, professional learning, policy support, and environmental audits of inclusive practice. The Framework also supports schools to establish student diversity groups, community education and support for affirmation of a student’s identity. I’d like to thank the School Association and school staff for taking the lead by inviting Xris to deliver a community session. This continues the work towards our goal to establish and maintain an environment that is safe and inclusive for all members of our community.
Today, at the Railway Cafe', three of our barista students hosted a thank you morning tea for some of our community groups. It was a great opportunity to say thanks to the members of the Rotary Club of Ulverstone West for their ongoing support of our breakfast club and representatives from our local churches for their ongoing support of our school chaplains.
Congratulations to Tanner, Grace and Meg whose film, The Solution, has been selected as a finalist for the Best Documentary category of the MyState Student Film Festival 2019.
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.
Friday afternoon we celebrated the wonderful careers of Mrs Lillas, Mrs Lutwyche and Mrs Johnstone. Thankyou for your tremendous commitment to education in Tasmania, particularly to the young people of the Central Coast.
A great day for our Secondary Schools Triathlon Challenge at the Devonport Bluff. Well done to all the students who took part individually or as part of a team in the not so warm conditions.
Individual Results placing in the Top 10 :
Congratulations to our Year 10 team, Dalton, Phoebe and Tom winning the Year 9-12 team division.
On Saturday 25 November and Sunday 26 November, selected PDS students competed in a mixed and girls netball tournament in Burnie. Both teams showed exceptional teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the day and both were lucky enough to make it into the grand final. Well done to all students who participated.
This year Penguin District School will have 2 choirs performing at the Penguin Christmas Carols.
• Vivace/Primary Choir - all members are encouraged to attend
The Carols are on Sunday 15 December and will start at 7.00 pm and conclude by 9.00 pm. All singers please arrive by 6.45 pm.
If the weather is inclement the Carols will be held at our school in the Community Learning Centre.
Children will receive a notice closer to the event.
Educational pathways offer a vast range of opportunities. School based apprenticeships and traineeships are options that are available to students in Year 10 – 12.
These apprenticeships and Traineeships give students a head start and increased confidence in a career of their choice – while allowing them the benefits of continued schooling.
The benefits of doing a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship include …
Students getting to work one or two days a week while studying Year 11 and 12;
Earning a salary (the national training wage); gaining essential work experience; completion of a accredited certificates and modules; and being able to explore or establish career opportunities within in the organisations that employ them.
Recently, two Penguin District School students were successful in this area.
Jalen - Year 11 - was successful in getting a School Based Apprenticeship with B and J Joiners, beginning his Certificate III in Cabinet Making and
Lukas - Year 10 - was successful in gaining the position of school-based traineeship in Banking and Customer Service with the ANZ bank.
16 Dec 2019
9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
18 Dec 2019
9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
This assembly will be held in the Community Learning Centre and is an opportunity to recognise mid year academic excellence for students in Year 3 -10.