- Principal's Report
- Pyjama Day - Prep
- Year 9 & 10 - Fashion and Fibre
- Study Hour - Secondary Campus
- Gold Cards
- "Think U Know" - Parent Session
- Year 7 2020 Parent Information Evening
- Vietnam Trip Trivia Night
- Penguin Basketball Club Association
- The Dance Company Ulverstone and Devonport
- School Calendar
Welcome back to Penguin District School for the start of Term 3! A special welcome to the students, families and staff that are joining us for the first time. Mrs Sheila Sherriff and Mr Damien Pursell will be returning from leave to the secondary campus and we have Mrs Carla Hubbard returning from interstate to teach grade 3-4. Alex French also returns from a successful teacher placement, and will support the Prep ER program.
Welcome to our new students that have joined us; Daniel, Emma, April, Jack, Miley, Cheree and their families. I am sure that you will find the school community as genuine, friendly and caring as I have. Our pre-kinder programs commence on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August and we will see close to 60 of our littlest learners and their parents joining us in preparation for the transition to kinder in 2020.
We have some special visitors joining us this term with nine exchange students from Kinmen County, Taiwan. Kinmen is an island similar in size to Maria Island on Tasmania’s east coast, with a population similar to Launceston. Today it is 30 degrees in Kinmen, so you can imagine that their experience has already been quite a contrast to life in Kinmen. The students are from three different junior high schools and they are all in grade 9.
Thank you to the local families that have kindly opened up their homes for the exchange program;
- Molly D and her family
- Jochi and his family
- Luka & Joseph and family
- Ben L and his family
- Mya & Dylan and family
- Taylor J and family
- Lincon & Angus and family
- Ella and her family
To celebrate the last day of Term 2 our Prep students had a Pyjama Day to raise awareness for these animals.
To make a difference locally, we collected old items no longer of use at home and donate them to help animals in wildlife parks and shelters. These items included blankets, towels, small beanies (used as pouches) and pillow cases.
Our Year 9/10 Fashion and Fibre class placed the boomerang bags they have made out for community use at Penguin Fruit and Veg.
The concept of Boomerang Bags is about making bags, diverting waste, starting conversations, connecting with each other, fostering sustainable behaviour, and having fun!
25 Jul 2019
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Emilie from Tasmanian Police came to Penguin District School secondary campus on Wednesday 24 July to run the ‘Think U Know’ program for our secondary students. The program delivers information about:
- Use of IT
Each session is 1 hour in length and will be delivered to the Grade 9-12 students in the morning block and the 7-8 students in the middle block on this day.
This program has been run in other schools across the North West Coast and has been positively received as the messages and information are extremely important for the young people of today.
We will also be facilitating a parent session on tonight Thursday 25 July from 6-7pm in the secondary drama room for parents and families who would like to learn a little more about these areas. The information provided should assist families in their awareness of, and ways of dealing with the use of devices and social media outside of school hours. A light supper will be provided.
We would encourage all parents to attend this session.
06 Aug 2019
5:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Year 5 and 6 students and their parents are warmly invited to attend the Penguin District School 2020 Year 7 Parent Information Evening
Tuesday 6 August 2019
5:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Year 7 Area - Secondary Campus
The evening will include a school tour and light refreshments. Our principal, Mr Grining and teaching staff will be available to discuss and answer any questions you might have.
We look forward to seeing you!
For more details please phone 6434 2222 or contact
Jodie Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org or
Geoff Davis email@example.com
03 Aug 2019
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
In September, 12 students and 3 teachers of Penguin District School will visit different parts of Vietnam gaining major insights into the country’s history and culture. This opportunity will allow students to see what life is like outside of Australia while also giving back to a Vietnam community.
Please join us for a great night of fun and trivia, helping to raise funds to us assist with a house build for an underprivileged family of Sapa in Northern Vietnam.
Karina Van Essen
Winter is looking a WHOLE lot better!!
Lock it, load it and mark it on the calendar!
Regardless of how many games you’ve played before,
or how well you dunk…we’re just keen for you to come along and have some fun!
Bring a buddy or a bestie, the more the merrier!!
Drop us a message, firstname.lastname@example.org