- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- LiL Christmas Celebration
- Kinder Orientation
- Kinder Community Walk
- Grade 3/4J & 3/4M Excursion to Burnie
- Applied Learning Subject Selection Year 8-10
- MND Ice Bucket Challenge
- High School Cricket Championship
- Pledge for a Plunge
- Production Photos and Video
- Burnie Netball Association
- Tasmanian Fire Safety
- Year 9-10 Animal Studies
- Canteen Last Day
- Nova Dance Team
- Ulverstone Vacation Care Program
- School Calendar
We have been able to finalise our plans for presentation assemblies for 2020, which are as follows:
- Monday 14 December 9am Kinder-2 assembly
- Tuesday 15 December 11am Year 3-6 assembly (including book presentation for Year 6’s)
- Wednesday 16 December 9am Year 7-12 assembly
- Wednesday 16 December 11:30am Year 10 celebration assembly
We are very fortunate that with the size of our Community Learning Centre, the numbers of students and the format of our assemblies will still provide opportunity for a small number of family members to be present.
Invitations will be limited to two per child of those that are receiving an award from prep to grade 12, with two family members of each current student in grade 6 and two family members of each grade 10 student invited to attend.
It is critical that all visitors help us with our COVID safe plan by completing COVID screening forms, following instructions of our school staff, adhering to social distancing and using the distance markers on the ground.
To ensure that we are celebrating our year as widely as possible we will be taking photos and we are looking in to live streaming the assemblies online.
Mat Grining - Principal
Kinder M, joined Kinder B and Kinder H for a community outing at Johnson’s Beach. We had lots of fun playing together digging holes, creating rock towers and exploring the beach.
Kinder B Ferndene & Community Walk Excursions
On Wednesday November 25th 3/4J and 3/4M went on an excursion to Burnie. We visited the Makers Workshop and were divided into three groups, one group learnt about making paper from Darren who is the paper maker at the Makers Workshop, another group completed a quiz about the different displays in the Makers Workshop, while the third group had recess and read a book. The groups then swapped around so that we all had a turn at each. We all had a turn to make our own paper, which was really cool. Some of the different papers were made using lavender, denim, roo poo, wombat poo, hemp and apples. The different ingredients made the paper different textures and colours. We were given a sheet of paper to take home.
We went to the Burnie Park to have lunch and a play. Our favourite place there was on the play equipment near the ducks and car park.
After lunch we hopped back on the bus and went to the Burnie Waste Management Centre. Our guide Claire took us around the different recycling facilities and talked to us about what they do. We learnt that you can’t recycle everything, but you can recycle lots of things such as cardboard, plastics and metals. We also learnt that e-waste such as TVs and phones can be recycled, and gas bottles and fluorescent tubes can as well. We asked some questions like what was the most expensive thing that they sold at the shop at the Burnie Waste Management Centre. The highest was about $400 dollars for pewter and gold statues. They also had bikes for sale for $2, $3 or $4. Claire gave us all a mini wheelie bin to keep.
It was a great day. Thanks Mrs Mudford and Mr Jones.
Today students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have been emailed information, and an online form link, in relation to their Applied Learning preferences for 2021.
In Year 8 students will be selecting four (4) Full Year Applied Learning subjects from the courses which are available. The remainder of their timetable will be made up of the Australian Curriculum areas of Mathematics, English, HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) Science, and Health & Physical Education. On the Year 8 online selection form, students will need to rank all of the subjects listed in order of preference. Students will then be allocated their top available subjects.
In Year 9 and 10 students will be studying three (3) Applied Learning subjects at any one time during the year. Over the year these will include one Full-Year course, two Half-Year courses, and four Term-Based courses. The remainder of their timetable will be made up of the Australian Curriculum Subjects covering the areas of Mathematics, English, HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences) Science, and Health & Physical Education. The selections which need to be made at this stage are one Full-Year Applied Learning, the Semester 1 Half Year Applied Learning, and their Term 1 Term Based Applied Learning. Students will select their choices online via a link which has been emailed to each student’s school email address.
Attached below are the PDF subject selection guides for Year 8 and 9/10 Applied Learnings. The purpose of these subject guide are to give students, and their parents, some brief information about the subjects on offer and a teacher contact name should they like further information.
- Students and parents are encouraged to read through the following information relating to each subject so that course selection is appropriate.
- Decisions should be based on interests, career preferences, or to broaden experiences.
- Discussions between students, teachers and parents are encouraged should more information be required.
If you have any questions about the subject selection process please contact by phone on 6434 2222 or email me directly - Geoff Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
While the sun has set on another amazing PDS production the appetite for more is still strong. We can now offer you the opportunity to keep some of these meories alive with photos and/or a video of the show!
This year we have decided to make photos of the show avaliable online for order through Ricoh Business Centre Ulverstone. You can order as many prints as you would like of the over 800 photos on offer for only $1 per print. Click on the link below to access the online album and place your order. If people would like to order different sizes or canvas print please contact the helpful crew at Richo Ulverstone and they will be more than happy to help you out.
Thanks to the amazing work of videographer Rick Burt (RBR Australia), and the editing skills of Mr Turner, we can offer an 'archival only' copy of the production to members of the cast, band and crew. If you would like a copy please get in contact with Mr Turner via email to organise this. Please note that people will need to supply their own mass storage device to copy the file onto.
We wish our three netball teams the best as they participate in their last game this Saturday morning at Burnie Netball Centre.
Netta – 9:30 am
Year 7 & 8 – 9:30 am
Years 5 & 6 – 10:30 am
Thank you to all parents, grandparents and siblings for coaching, umpiring, scoring and encouraging our players throughout the season.
On Wednesday the 9-10 Animal Studies class had an excursion to a local farm Penguin Hideway Farmlet where students learnt all about miniature goats. Brad Palmer was able to teach the students about the husbandry requirements of the animals, and we all got to have a cuddle or two with some of the babies (kids). The goats had all different types of personality (a bit like dogs) with some wanting lots of attention and others being a bit shy. It was a lovely excursion and a big thank you to Brad for offering up his time to teach us about these wonderful animals.