- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Outdoor Classroom Day
- Early Childhood PE
- Primary Campus Green Penguins
- National Reading Hour Reflections from 3/4P and 4/5F
- 5/6M National Reading Hour
- Secondary Athletics Carnival
- Book Club - Issue 8
- Library Book Return Dates
- Pledge for a Plunge - FightMND 27 Challenge
- PSLSC Come & Try Day
- Devonport Females in Tennis Development Camp
- PIPO Support Services
- Learn To Make Yogurt
- School Calendar
We booked in perfect weather for our secondary athletics carnival across Wednesday and Thursday this week. Again, it was encouraging to see our grade 7-10 attendance for the carnival at the same level as our average attendance for the year. I’d hope that this is a testament to the culture and environment of support and participation that our staff continue to work hard in supporting student engagement. We understand that athletics, just like other areas, may not sit as an area of preference for some students, but seeing the supportive ‘have a go attitude’ from our students is something we should celebrate just as much as a team that may have finished with the highest points, or broken a record.
Further to this, I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time on the oval at recess and lunch time as our primary students have been participating in Marathon Kids 2020 at their own pace. Mrs Van Essen has put the challenge out for students to run/move for 42.2kms with 24 days of school remaining. This can be broken down to 10 minutes per day of Daily PE = at least 1 km or recess or Lunch each day = at least 1 km. The ‘mental maths’ we are hearing from students as they ‘do their laps’ has been terrific as they calculate with their friends how many laps will help them reach their milestones. This initiative has been provided by Triathlon Tasmania as the Schools Challenge is unable to be held this year.
End of Year Celebrations
We are continuing to monitor Public Health guidelines in line with our end of year planning. It is likely that we will be able to invite a limited number of family members to the different assemblies and gatherings that will occur across the final week. We appreciate that our community have been very supportive and understanding in our efforts to provide as much normality as possible for our students, given that only a few months ago it was looking like students wouldn’t be able enjoy any end of year assemblies, dinners and celebrations. We look forward to provide further updates next week.
Mat Grining - Principal
With thanks to our local community Op Shop, the Playgroup children painted reusable paper bags to be sold with purchases in their shop. The children were very proud of their art work and are looking forward to seeing it in the shop and around our community.
Outdoor Classroom Day was Wednesday 4 November. It’s a global movement to inspire and celebrate outdoor play and learning, at home and at school. On Outdoor Classroom Day some teachers celebrated with a special day outdoors for their class.
Here are some photos from some of our classes who ventured outside to learn in and with nature.
In our PE lessons this week, we were very lucky to have a visit from Ben Richmond from Basketball Tasmania. Ben taught us skills, new games and how practising makes us better at things. We look forward to having fun with Ben again next week!
I got to read lots of my book but my favourite part of the hour was that we got to do it with another class. – Jack
Reading used to be just reading an ordinary book, but now reading is one of my favourite things to do. No book is ordinary, every book can take you on a journey like nothing else. People put heart into books. Books can change you and make you a better person. Books and reading are more than you think. Don’t be afraid to have your head in a book. If you don’t want to read alone, read to someone. – Charlize
Reading makes me feel relaxed. I love to read because I find writing idea and I learn new words. – Gabby
When I read my book yesterday in Reading Hour, I got so engrossed in my book that I could visualise every bit. I just didn’t want to stop. – Willow
I love reading because it takes you to a different world. – Asten
I felt bored at the start, but at the end I was interested in the book. – Zander
I really liked Reading Hour because I learned jellyfish aren’t fish, they’re related to coral and sea urchins. – Mikayla
I feel connecting with book characters is important because it gives you a whole new point of view on how the characters are feeling. - Mia
On Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November, Penguin held their High School Athletics Carnival.
We were very lucky with the weather on both days and we are extremely proud of all students who attended and who did their personal best.
Special shout out to Kera Jones in Year 8 for breaking the Long Jump record and the Year 7/8 and 9/10 girls for breaking the relay records.
The Central Coast Youth Leaders Council (young people representing the Central Coast area) are trying to fundraise $5000 to help with the FightMND 27 Challenge.
To accomplish this we have created a team called Pledge for a Plunge – an event being held at the Ulverstone Waterslide on Nov. 27th. If you can, please help by fundraising alongside us in Pledge for a Plunge, make a Pledge and then come along and take the Plunge click here! https://hub.fightmnd.org.au/27-challenge/pledge-for-a-plunge
Or if you would just like to make a donation you can help us by making a donation through our team's page: https://hub.fightmnd.org.au/27-challenge/pledge-for-a-plunge
It only takes a minute and any money you can give (no matter how large or small) will go a long way to helping us reach our target.
** **Don’t forget that the slide will be open from 12 – 5pm for anyone to make a donation and take the plunge on the day! Dress up, tell you friends and make your pledge for a plunge.