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- Wings Wildlife Excursion
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Term 4 always provides an opportunity for renewal, as well as new and exciting challenges. This can understandably be mixed with sadness as we farewell staff from our school community. Through our final assemblies we will be acknowledging and thanking a number of staff members that will be starting 2021 in new schools or embracing new opportunities as they may present themselves. Prior to our assemblies, I’d like to make mention of Kirsten Rockliff (nee Moore), Tish Townsend, Dale Good, Brian Hickey, Deanna McMullen, Tracey Walker, Mina Howe and Jenni Maartensz, and thank them for their collective efforts to our school this year and wish them well for 2021. Further to this, congratulations to Ms Maartensz who found out this week that she’ll be taking up a leadership opportunity at Yolla District School next year.
I’m pleased to announce that following the department’s mandatory review period, that Geoff Davis has been appointed to the permanent position of Assistant Principal at Penguin District School. Geoff always has the best interests of learners deeply at the heart of his work and I’m sure that our students, parents and staff will continue to support Mr Davis in his ongoing leadership of our school community, particularly at the secondary campus.
Joining our primary campus teaching team next year will be; Emma Eustace, Elisse Gardam, Maddison Hayward, Damien Rabe, Jenna Langham and Matilda Lutwyche, with Noah Johnstone and Darcy Schake joining our year 7-12 teaching teams.
In next week’s newsletter we will have further staffing information with allocation of teachers to classes for 2021.
In preparation for next year, our current Prep to Year 5 students will be able to meet their new teachers on Tuesday 15th of December in their classrooms for 2021. Students have also been writing letters addressed to their new teachers offering some amazing insights into their own passions and reflections on what areas they’d like to grow in for the following year. This also provides the teacher with a ‘head start’ with information that can best support the learners in their class next year. It has been a big week for orientations with our new Kinder families welcomed to our school today, Year 6’s having a taste of the secondary campus on Thursday, as well as our Year 10’s enjoying transition experiences at Don and Hellyer College. Thank you to the staff that were able to facilitate these experiences this week.
Mat Grining - Principal
The Penguin District School Association AGM has been scheduled for Monday December 7.
We are calling for nominations for Parent and Community members to the Committee.
The PDS School Association committee represents parents, staff and community members of the Penguin District School. Its role is to provide members with a way to participate and be involved in supporting the school. The Association works with the Principal to achieve shared outcomes for learners and the whole school. Membership of the Association provides a forum for the sharing of knowledge and skills.
We are are seeking for nominations for the following positions:
- 2 Parent Members to the Committee (1 full 2 year term, 1 year term)
- 1 Community Member to the Committee
Those whose term expire are able to renominate. Nominations close on the December 7 at 4:00pm, with a ballot conducted (if required) opening on December 8 and closing on December 11. Should the number of candidates not exceed the number of vacancies, then no voting will be required and all those who nominated will be taken as elected.
Nominations forms can be collected from both primary and secondary campus offices. Completed nomination forms can be given to the Returning Officer Max Brown at the secondary office. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Max Brown on 64342222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday the 9-10 Animal Studies class went on an excursion to Wings Wildlife Park. Despite the windy weather, we enjoyed seeing a wide variety of animals. Our very own Emma was able to give us a well presented talk about the meerkats.
On Wednesday 2 December, 60 Penguin students attended the inter-high athletics carnival at the Penguin Athletics Track. Although the conditions were tough throughout the day, the students of Penguin gave their best effort and came in 5th place overall. A special shout out to those who filled in for other students, who helped with the running of events and who demonstrated a positive 'can do' attitude. We are all extremely proud of you!
MacBook Pro (13” 2012) X2 - $400
Full spec sheet:
Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Desktop - $100
Cosmetic damage to some devices.
No optical drives.
CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 Processor (3.40Ghz)
Intel HD Graphics
Windows 10 Pro v2004
Please contact Adam Lane at the Primary Campus 6434 2222