- Penguin District School Calendar
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- Principal's Report
- Clever Penguins
- Gold Cards
- Devonport Eisteddfod – Boys Choir and Vivace
- Sporting Schools - Introduction to Baseball
- Railway Art Exhibition
- Mt Hotham Ski Trip
- Year 10 Exams
- 2019 Science and Engineering Awards
- How can food additives affect kid’s behaviour?
- Parent Group Meeting - Primary Conference Room
- School Calendar
- Town Comes To Country
- October 2019 Vacation Care
- Primary Kaleidoscope 2019
- Artrage 2019
- Burnie Bikes
- Film - 2040 CANCELLED
- Get on you bike!
Expectations, values and behaviours are inextricably linked. Each of these will impact on the other in any workplace, organisation or school. As a school, we set high expectations through our PSR’s of giving our personal best, learning and playing safely, and respecting yourself, others and our environment. Our values are a great compass to help shape the decisions and directions of the school. The behaviours are often seen as the way that the expectations and values are visible in our school community.
It is heartening to receive a number of emails recently from department and community leaders highlighting how our students have been representing themselves and our school well and I am proud to share these with you.
“Thank you so much for allowing us to work with your students. They were enthusiastic, perceptive and insightful in their thoughts about teaching and learning, with a clear focus on their futures, at ease in talking about their ideas and opinions. They obviously take great pride in the place where they live, and their school. They treated each other with respect and affection, as well as thanking us for our time. They were absolutely delightful.” – Manager of Curriculum Services DoE
"I had the pleasure of attending the Central Coast 100 Day Challenge event on Thursday 15th August and was seated at a table with two of your students. I wanted to take a moment to congratulate both students on their fantastic attitude and contributions in what must be a daunting situation for any student. I was simply blown away by their comments - Our future isn’t just about employment, there are so many other things that are more important to our future that we learn at school; like life skills and relationships. (I apologise, I cannot remember the comment verbatim, but it was very much along those lines.) This comment amazed me, not only did I appreciate the students re-direction of our very ‘employment centred’ discussions, I was instantly grounded by their truth. I felt so silly to have overlooked aspects so important to local young people. They were two great ambassadors for Penguin District School and their local community, I wish them all the best." - Ulverstone business leader
"I just wanted to let you know what an excellent job that your 4 students did umpiring the hockey at the 5/6 sports day today. They made the running of the day effortless and reflected extremely positively on Penguin District.
It was a brilliant day and you should be proud to have such fantastic young leaders at you school." – Teacher from neighbouring school
"Today I was the venue coordinator for the 5/6 Sports Day for Netball and we had 2 students from PDS to support our umpiring, and they were exceptional. The day was super-busy with on the spot changes necessary and no down-time for the umpires. Both girls stepped up to the task and were fair and hard-working with no complaints. What ambassadors for your school! These girls were superstars. Thank you for organising them to support our schools." – NWPSSA Sports Coordinator
Back in Term 1 I can recall a conversation with a group of grade 5’s that were discussing what leadership meant to them. One idea that came through was ‘leadership is doing the right thing, when you think no one is watching’. With the above comments in mind, I’m sure that you’d agree that our community is in excellent hands as the next generation step forward.
The Boys Choir and Vivace will be performing at the Devonport Eisteddfod on Monday 16 September. The Eisteddfod will be held at the Devonport Entertainment Centre and starts at 9.30 am.
All choir members please meet in the Primary Campus music room no later than 8.45 am. Please bring school bags with food and drink for recess and lunch. The Boys Choir will return to school by 1.00 pm and Vivace by 2.45 pm.
Presentation is an important part of all performances and school uniform is compulsory for all choir members. Please wear school uniform as follows:
Girls – Penguin District School polo shirt, winter skirt, navy blue stockings and black shoes
Boys – Penguin District School polo shirt, grey trousers, grey socks and black shoes
Shirts, trousers, skirts, stockings and shoes are available for choir members to borrow if necessary. Please organise with Mrs Lusted as soon as possible.
Singers will also need a clearly named school jumper or jacket to wear when not on stage.
Phone: 03 6434 2222
Last Wednesday saw the opening of the inaugural PDS Railway Art Exhibition. This was an initiative of the Arts Collaborative Teaching Team on the Secondary Campus. The exhibition showcased selected visual art works from over 20 students, as well as, live musical performances from a further 6 students. Exhibiting students, and their families, were invited to the opening on Wednesday night and the exhibition was open to the public on the Thursday with barista coffee also being on sale from the PDS Railway Café serviced by some of our PDS barista students.
A Visual Art competition was run in conjunction with the Railway Art Exhibition – ‘The Railway Prize’. This has been generously supported by OfficeMax / Winc Australia Pty Limited. There were 4 students who were shortlisted and made it through to the final exhibition – Molly P, Stephanie S, Ellie R and Molly D. This year’s winner of the ‘Railway Prize’ was Molly P. She has chosen a set specialist of artist pencils valued at over $100 as her prize. Thanks again to the generous donation from OfficeMax / Winc Australia Pty Limited. Well done to Molly and thanks to all who entered the competition and to all who came and viewed the Railway Art Exhibition.
Currently 21 students from Year 8 to Year 10 are enjoying fabulous alpine conditions at Mount Hotham, Victoria. They boarded the Spirit of Tasmania on Saturday evening for 5 days of snowboarding, skiing and fun in the snow.
Year 10 exams for English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Social Science (HASS) and Health and Physical Education will be held during Period 1 & 2 in Week 2, Term 4.
Monday – English
Tuesday – Science
Wednesday – Health and Physical Education
Thursday – Humanities and Social Sciences
Friday – Maths
On Wednesday 4 September, selected secondary students attended the 2019 Science and Engineering Awards at the University of Tasmania Cradle Coast Campus, showcasing their science investigation projects. Thursday 5 September an awards ceremony will be held between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards include the categories: Physical Sciences, Health and Wellbeing, Engineering, Agricultural Science, and, Environment and Marine Science.
Come along and find out how to test if food additives are part of the problem.
Experiment to see if you can have a calmer, happier home or classroom without additives 282, 160b, 627 and 50 other numbers…
Monday 16 September choose a time that suits:
Session 1: 2.15pm - 2.45pm or
Session 2: 3.00pm - 3.30pm - children can participate in activities provided by Mrs Van Essen in the Hall next door to the presentation.
Community Learning Centre, Penguin District School.
Parents, carers and staff all welcome.
Bring a food (or drink) label and we’ll look for additives together.
Dr Michelle Towle will lead the presentation and discussion. Michelle has worked as a doctor and in health promotion. She is a parent and has been actively exploring food intolerance for the last 6 years.
Topics covered include:
The difference between food intolerance and food allergies
- Common food-behaviour effects
- Take home an “additives to avoid” list
- Identify additives in common foods and drinks
- Where to go for more information
Please contact the school office on 6434 2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your seat. We look forward to providing you with a child-free cup of tea and important understandings to benefit your family’s health and well being.
06 Sep 2019
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
A PDS parent group meeting will be held on Friday 6th September at 9am in the meeting room near the office on the primary campus. Planning the upcoming open air cinema in term 4 and other fundraising ideas.
Everyone is welcome.
Phone: 0467 892 290