- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Clever Penguins
- No Canteen Next Week
- 2019 Gnomon Magazine
- Changes To School Bus Services In 2020
- Launching into Learning
- EMUsicians 2020
- Penguin Carols - Choir Information
- Prep ER - Inquiry into sustainability
- Secondary MDT update
- Library End of Year
- Movie Night - Angry Birds 2
- School Calendar
- Early Childhood Presentation Assembly
- Year 3 to 12 Presentation Assembly
- Christmas Assembly
- Burnie Regional Art Gallery
- Penguin Junior Football Club
- Holiday Swimming Program
- Central Coast Council Holiday Program
As teachers, we love to celebrate the learning and achievements of our students as they provide us with the inspiration to continually reflect and grow our own teaching practice. This week, we have been sharing and celebrating the work of our teaching teams across the school. Our teaching staff are grouped in to Collaborative Teaching Teams based on either grade, or curriculum area. They come together each week to look in to our current approaches, student assessment data and information, and then develop collaborative inquiries to work towards their team goal. On Wednesday afternoon, these were showcased to their colleagues with great examples of ‘teachers working together as learners and researchers.’ We look forward to growing these practices across our school so that we are continuing to grow the skills and capacity of all of our staff.
Miss Maddison McCormack and Miss Abby Goninon have been through a process this year in working towards permanent teaching positions with the Department of Education Tasmania. I am pleased to announce that they were notified this week that they had met the requirements to be granted permanency with the Department of Education. On behalf of our school community we wish them well for a successful career in the teaching profession.
We have a number of new staff that will be joining us next year. I’d like to welcome Matthew Smart who will be joining us in a leadership position at the secondary campus and to Jenna Langham and Kylie Mudford who will be teaching at the primary campus, and to Jordan Taylor and Sarah Mott who will be teaching at the secondary campus. We will have a complete staffing list, including farewells in next week’s final newsletter.
Phone: 03 6434 2222
The Gnomon Magazine is a yearly magazine that celebrates and showcases all aspects of life at Penguin District School. This year’s issue contains a look into each class and what they’ve been doing throughout the year, along with school events, art, applied learning, awards and more.
The Gnomon Team, comprised of Secondary Campus Students, have been working hard to produce what will be an excellent magazine.
The magazine will cost $20.00 and will be available to purchase from the secondary office. Alternatively you may prepay now, with cash at both campus' or eftpos at the secondary office or by phone 6434 2222. The magazine can then be distributed to students once they arrive.
As you may be aware there has been a process undertaken in relation to school bus services by the Department of State Growth. Feedback has been reviewed and it has been decided that the changes will go ahead at the start of 2020 with the only change being a stop added to the Heybridge service, which is outlined in the letter attached.
The following PDFs outline the changes
Circus fun at the last playgym for 2019! Thanks to Sam from Slipstream for coming to play today! Don't forget our last Play Group session is today - we are having a Teddy Bears Picnic at the Arboretum in Devonport. We will have a chance to explore the Arboretum, sing some songs, play games with our favourite teddies and enjoy morning tea provided by the Launching into Learning team.
Congratulations to Conor R, Olivia, Eve and Eliza who have been selected to become members of the EMUsicians team in 2020. They will be joining current members Heidi, Ella, Mabel, Lenny, Kitarnah, Connor P and Charlotte.
EMUsicians is a Combined Primary School Band consisting of students from Government Primary schools in the Burnie and surrounding area. The Band offers the opportunity for Primary school age students to learn a band instrument (flutes, clarinets, saxes, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, tuba, French horn, bass guitars, guitars and percussion) under the direction of qualified instructors and to perform in many concerts and public performances throughout the year.
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
As a culmination of our inquiry into sustainability, the children decided they needed to spread the word about the problem with plastics. They wanted to make another video (with the success of their past videos) and show it to people in their community. We are very proud of their passion for our environment and hope this continues into their future. They have been an absolute pleasure to "inquire" with, with so many deep thinkers and their ability to make their curiosity contagious. We can't wait to see what their future holds!
Jessie Eberhardt and Wendy Radcliff - Prep ER Teachers
Phone: 03 6434 2222
Year 8 Materials Design and Technology students have just completed their final project for the year.
The unit allowed all students to be introduced to, and develop some confidence with, the use of angle grinders, the Mig welder and Oxy Acetylene heating and welding processes. Well done to all students who completed their work.
Students in Year 9 have recently been completing their shaker style cabinet. Working from a set plan, the students had to use hand and power tools to manufacture their project. A design challenge was incorporated into the project, with students having to design their own door - or doors - to complement their work.
The following photographs display the work that some students have achieved in this class.
Well done to the students in this class.
Students have completed their major projects in Year 10 metalwork for the year.
Tom and Eli designed and created motorised projects. The videos below showcase their results. Well done boys – and to all the other class members who completed their projects.
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.
17 Dec 2019
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Featuring the Early Childhood, Primary and Vivace Chiors.