- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Clever Penguins
- Gold Cards
- Secondary Campus PSRs - Big Green Penguins
- Penguin Carols - Choir Information
- Library Update
- Primary Triathlon
- International Men's Day
- Movie Night - Angry Birds 2
- School Holiday Comedy Film Making Workshop
- Doors to Mentors
- School Calendar
- Kinder Orientation Day
Respectful Schools/Respectful Behaviour
We talk regularly to students about modelling positive behaviour and how their choices impact on themselves and others, often in ways that they don’t realise at the time. However, as we described to our students this week, the type of culture in a school community is often clearer in the moments when the presence of adults is not constantly there, eg the walk to and from school, school sports, recess/lunch and transition times. But school culture isn’t limited to the interactions between kids. It is represented by all of the interactions and relationships that take place in a school community; student/student, parent/parent, parent/student, student/staff staff/staff & parent/staff. For the overwhelming majority, I am really pleased with our student responses during these times. Building this positive culture though, extends beyond our students to staff, parents and in to each home in our community.
A culture of respectful behaviour provides certainty for all. Everyone seeks and deserves this certainty in their school or workplace, therefore the responsibility and accountability is on all members of the community to behave in a respectful way, irrespective of the time or place.
We had a nice surprise this week when Tasmanian schools received a professional resource on this topic, featuring two Penguin students on the cover!
Mat Grining - Principal
Congratulations Matthew being selected for the U15 State Hockey Team to compete at the national championships being held in Bathurst, NSW in April 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.
Congratulations to the following people whose names were drawn out of the Secondary Campus PSR boxes. Students and staff get their names in the PSR boxes for demonstarting the PSR - Personal Best, Safety, Respect.
Year 7 - Maddison - Personal Best
Year 8 - Declan - Respect
Year 9 - Courtney- Personal Best
Year 10 - Caitlyn- Personal Best
Staff - Mr Owens- Respect
Congratulations and enjoy your movie pass.
Penguin Carols 2019 –Early Childhood/Vivace/Primary Choirs
The Primary Choir (Girls and Boys) and Vivace will be combining to perform at the Penguin Carols at Hiscutt Park on Sunday 15 December.
The Early Childhood Choir consisting of Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students have been invited to perform at the Penguin Carols at Community Learning Centre at Penguin District School (due to the poor weather forecast) on Sunday 15 December. The children have been learning their songs in music classes this term and are very excited to have this opportunity to perform for the community.
The Carols will start at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.
Please arrive no later than 6:45 pm, Students will be the responsibility of parents and guardians when not involved with the choir.
Vivace and Primary Choir members please wear school uniform as follows:
Girls – PDS polo shirt, PDS skirt, white socks, black shoes
Boys – PDS polo shirt, grey school trousers or shorts, grey socks, black shoes
Early Childhood Choir members please wear school uniform as follows:
Girls – PDS polo shirt, PDS skirt or navy trousers/shorts, white socks, black shoes
Boys – PDS polo shirt, grey school trousers/shorts, grey socks, black shoes
Please contact Mrs Lusted if your child needs to borrow any items of uniform.
Christine Lusted - Music Teacher
On Thursday 28 November we had over 50 primary students who were ready to be challenged at the School Primary Triathlon at the Devonport Bluff. This was a fabulous day offering both individual and team events featuring a swim, run and bike leg. Congratulations to all our Year 3 to 6 students who put their hand up to represent our school, being the first time competing in a Triathlon for the majority of our students.
Penguin District School celebrated International Men’s Day with male students and staff from Year 5-10 coming together to hear from Stewart William. Stewart spoke to the guys about respecting themselves and respecting others, about pursuing things that you enjoy and not being defined by your job. Stewart is a Senior Sargent in the Tasmanian Police force and also a children’s author. We thank Stewart for his time and thoughts and for his donation to the school library of one of his recent children’s books ‘What did your Pop do?’.
School Holiday Comedy Filmmaking Workshop - AKA how to make funny stuff for the internet
Nationally recognised actor and fim maker Dylan Hesp is running a fim making workshop in Penguin.
When: Monday 20th Jan - Tuesday 21st Jan (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Where: The Rock Community Church
Who: Grade 8 - 12 (Max 15 Students)
How much: $120 per student
More info: www.dylanhesp.com/holidays
06 Dec 2019
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
This session will give Parents/Carers an opportunity to meet their child’s class teacher. During this session you will receive information about the Kindergarten program for 2020 and have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your child’s transition.
You will receive a pack that will provide you with important information about starting school including; what your child will need to bring, uniform, lunches, banking information etc.
This is an important meeting and we highly encourage all parents to attend if possible.
Your orientation session will be held on Friday 6 December in the Kindergarten rooms from 9:00 am. Children will stay with their class teachers while all parents head to the Community Learning Centre. This will provide you with time to look over the kinder pack. At 9:45 am parents will meet back at their child’s classroom for a discussion with the kinder teacher.
To support the successful transition into kinder, we will have a staggered start over two weeks at the start of the school year. Further information will be available at the orientation.
Phone: 03 6434 2222