- Penguin District School Calendar
- Assistant Principal's Report
- Kinder B
- Prep Literacy Groups
- Thank you
- Primary HPE
- Secondary HPE
- Year 8 Japanese
- Year 10 Exams
- Breakfast Club
- Arts Festival
- Chaplaincy Fundraiser by Penguin Community
- Gnomon Magazine Cover Competition
- Distressing Content Online Fact Sheet
- Turners Beach Scouts Community Car Boot Sale and Scout Open Day
- Penguin Running Festival
- School Calendar
Davo in a durag was not something that many probably thought that they would hear or see at school, but Penguin in Pink had a different idea. It was great to finish another action-packed week at PDS with a Penguin in Pink fundraising and awareness day. The day included a fundraising BBQ, a staff v students netball game and pink as far as the eye could see from Prep to Year 12s. We even had students ask if we could permanently change our uniform from blue to pink! In amongst all of this fun – including a nail biting 2 point victory to the staff in the netball game – there is an important message for our community. Cancer awareness is everyone’s business. Tragically, cancer accounts for about 3 in 10 deaths in Australia. One in two Australian’s will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. As a school community we have partnered with previous PDS staff member and community legend – Shirly Good – and Penguin in Pink to raise awareness and funds. When speaking with a large group of Pink PDS Penguin’s today, Shirly was able to share some of her journey and the way that the funds we raised would be able to be used to help others. It is important that we all educate ourselves about the realities of cancer and support each other as many in our community are impacted by it each and every year.
On behalf of myself and the greater school community, I'd like to wish all our teachers a "Happy World Teachers Day." The commitment and care provided by our teachers here at Penguin is second to none and I feel very fortunate to be part of such an amazing staff.
Yours in partnership
At the end of last term Kinder B made kites and went out to discover how they fly. There were lots of smiles and a few frustrations as we made several discoveries. We discovered that we needed light winds. Too much wind and kites get broken and tangled! No wind and you need to run with your kite to keep it up in the air. We also found out that if your kite loses its tail, it doesn’t fly very well. We had a great time investigating kites.
Thank you to the small group of of people who gave up their time to help with the Referendum Day BBQ, Cake Stall and Garage Sale and to those who baked goods.
A huge thank you to Sally and Rory Stretton at Ironcliffe Road Store for their ongoing support to our school.
Thank you to the Apex Club of Ulverstone for the use of their BBQ.
In Primary PE, students have begun developing skills associated with Striking and Fielding games, with a current focus of cricket.
In the early year classes, students have been developing an understanding of some of the Fundamental Movement Skills associated with Cricket and how they can make small adaptions from a throw to bowl in cricket. We then changed to a batting focus, with an understanding of how to position our bodies so we can see success when striking the ball with a cricket bat.
In the year 3-6 classes, students were given minor challenges associated with cricket. Students were tasked with finding strategies to improve throwing and bowling accuracy with a ‘knock it down, build it up’ game where students needed to show teamwork and patience. We then shifted into a batting focus where students played a hybrid game of cricket and explored how to be successful working as both fielding and batting teams.
Next week we have a Deb Scott, a member of the Ulverstone Softball Club coming in and running some Softball/Tee-ball sessions for classes in their PE time. This is an exciting opportunity for students as this will potentially provide extra opportunities with another sport being offered for our primary.
Over the remainder of the term, students will be attending to Athletics Track for their PE lessons in preparation for our Kinder to Year 6 Athletics Carnival held on December 7. Students will have the opportunity to practise events prior the Athletics Carnival.
Students also have a range of sporting opportunities across Term 4. Last Friday night our school cricket team resumed playing in the local roster against Riana. On Wednesday, the Touch Football roster commenced as well as the Burnie School’s netball roster resuming on Saturday. Good luck to all students participating in both school and club-based sports!
Events that are happening in Term 4:
- 3-4 Sport Exo, November 15
- Triathalon, November 24
- Athletics Carnival, December 7
This term in PE, students in Year 7-10 have been practicing their athletics skills in preparation for the carnival in week 5. Students in years 7/8 have focused on technique in the field events (discus, shot put, javelin, long jump, triple jump & high jump), while the 9/10 students have had an emphasis on officiating events. In Health this term, students in Year 7 have been learning about risk taking behaviour, students in Year 8 have been learning about safety and relationships and students in Year 9 have been learning about food and nutrition. The Year 10 students have started the term revising for their Health exam, however, will move into risk taking for the remainder of the term. There are several guest speakers coming into Health classes this term, the guest speakers will talk about energy drinks, e-safety, and i-party.
There are several events happening this term regarding secondary HPE. The athletics carnival will be in week 5 on the 16th and 17th November. The cricket gala day, high school netball championships state final and school triathlon will also happen throughout the term. The inter-high athletics carnival is on Wednesday 6th December (week 8) with selected students representing the school based on their times/distances in the school carnival.
As always it has been a pleasure to teach the students in 7-10 HPE this year with many outstanding performances both in school and outside of school. With a busy and exciting term ahead, we look forward to seeing what students will achieve before the end of the year.
The Year 8 Japanese class have started a new unit this term, focusing on school. This week we learned how to say all the subjects that we can study in Year 8 at Penguin. The attached photos demonstrates the spirited game of Jankenpon relays which combines vocabulary recognition, Japanese rock paper scissors (jan ken pon) and gives students opportunity to earn some points for their "house". Currently Samurai Aka are in the lead, but they hold this lead until Week 9? Ganbatte! (Good luck).
During Week 2, Year 10 students have been participating in ‘Exams’ for English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, and Science. The objectives are:
- To introduce students to a more formal style of testing
- To introduce students to targeted revision strategies in preparation
- To expose students to tests that last an extended period of time (60 or 90 minutes)
- To prepare students for ‘Exams’ in College, TAFE, and/or University
Students in Year 10 are congratulated for their effort and attitude during the process, with students frequently demonstrating their personal best effort.
As part of the new business and economics unit in HASS, the year 8 and 9 classes will be holding a market. Year 8 students have made their own products which they will sell. These products include: lip balm, fidget toys, keyrings, bag tags, pet rocks, t-shirts and much more. Cost of products will vary, starting at $1
The year 9 students will be replicating a sideshow alley. There will be a variety of games for students to experience including: Ring Toss, Big Boot Battles, Bean Bag Toss, and Marble Drop. Participants will win tokens that they can swap for a prize. The entry fee for the games will be between 20c-$1.
The market will be held on the outdoor basketball court at the secondary campus from 1pm until 2:50. All classes are invited to attend, community members and families are also welcome to come.
Thank you to the school association for supporting this event.
Each Wednesday morning Penguin District School hosts a free Breakfast Club for students from the Cafeteria serving window. Between 8:20 and 8:45am students can choose from the available food options to fuel up for the school day. Be sure you come along, say hello and grab a bite to eat!
A huge thank you the Lions Club of Penguin for their generous donation of 4 new sandwich toasters.
Kinder Celebration of Learning Afternoon
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Year 6 Celebration Dinner
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Last Day Canteen for Term 4
Year 10 Breakfast
8:50 AM - 10:35 AM
Year 10 Celebration Assembly
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Year 10 Celebration Dinner
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
End of Year Reports to go Homes
Year 6 Big Day Out
8:50 AM - 2:50 PM
Early Years Presentation Assembly
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Years 3-6 Presentation Assembly
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Years 7-12 Presentation Assembly
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Year 9 and 10 Beach Day
Last Day Term 4 2023
Prep-Year 6 End Of Year Beach Day
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM