- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Teaching Staff List and Contact Details
- Primary Pancake Breakfast
- Primary Campus Gold Cards
- Launching into Learning
- Sensory Kitchen Garden
- Prep HR - Looking For Donations Of Matchbox Cars
- Secondary Surf Carnival
- School Photos
- Hearing Awareness Week
- Colour to Win Competition
- School Calendar
Safety in our Community
Last week, I shared a piece in our newsletter relating to safe behaviour in and around our school – both during and after hours. One step that many schools take to provide a sense of assurance to their local community is the installation of CCTV cameras. Whilst these are primarily a deterrent to illegal or antisocial behaviour after hours, they can be called on to explore issues that may need further follow up by school leadership and Tasmania Police. Around 4am Monday morning, we had some intruders in to the construction site. Whilst there was some theft of non-school property and disruption to the construction site, obviously they didn’t read last week’s newsletter as they were caught on CCTV vision when they attempted to enter the school building. This footage has been passed on to Tasmania Police for further investigation. If you have any information that may relate to suspicious activity around the school in the leadup to Monday – please contact the school administration on 6434 2222 or Devonport CIB on 131 444.
Further to this, it’s a reminder to be vigilant, even in communities like ours that have lower reported rates of crime. In our prep-grade 6 assembly, we talked about the importance of having a predictable way of getting to and from school, getting to and from the bus, or even having a ‘known and expected’ spot that children will meet their parents after school. Discussing and sticking to the expected ‘plan’ to get to and from school should be an important process for every student that is known and understood by family members.
Parent Group Meeting
Hi all, as we wave goodbye to 2020 we are really looking forward to exploring plenty of exciting ways that we can engage our school/parent community this year. This will be starting off with our first meeting for the year. We'll be 'christening' the new meeting room at the secondary campus with a parent group meeting on Monday the 1st at 9am. Parents are asked to meet at the Basketball Stadium car park and Mr Grining will walk parents through to the new area. We will also have a sneak peek of the first part of our school redevelopment.
Year 9 student Charlotte and Year 10 student Braxton have experienced successes recently with their chosen sport of netball. Charlotte has been selected to compete in the under 19 statewide competition for Devon and Braxton has been chosen to represent the state in the national titles to be held in Adelaide later this year. We love hearing about the successes of our students in extra curricular activities outside of school, these can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mat Grining - Principal
Welcome Pancake Breakfast – Primary Only
Friday 5 March
The Penguin District School Community would like to invite you and your family to join us for a ‘getting to know you’ Pancake Breakfast (pancakes and fruit provided free of charge) on Friday 5 March from 8:00 am until 8:45 am in the Primary campus playground.
This will be an opportunity for parents to meet the teachers and other families.
Please RSVP with numbers attending via the link below to assist with catering.
To make sure we are following our COVID safety plan, attendees are required to sign in and sanitise hands on arrival at one of our outdoor stations.
We look forward to your company.
Gardening with Year 2’s
This is the first time Peyton, Maya, Laynee, Rayff and Eva had a chance to work in the school’s Sensory Kitchen garden after watching other children over the years having fun. They have been looking forward to their turn since Kinder. The best part of participating in the garden is the discovery of cute little critters and taking home some fresh veggies.
Volunteer Gardeners Wanted
Do you like gardening? Do you have free time on a Friday afternoon? After 12 years working in our wonderful Sensory Kitchen Garden Sharine and I have come to a decision that we need some helpers. Due to family obligations we will both be reducing the time we spend working with and teaching students the basics of gardening.
If you are interested, please leave your name and a contact number at the Primary School office. You will need to have a Working With Vulnerable People card or apply for one.
Patricia Perry ad Sharine Johnstone
Sensory Kitchen Garden Coordiators.
DONTATIONS OF MATCHBOX CARS
CAN YOU HELP PREP HR?
Prep HR are looking for donations of matchbox (or similar) cars.
If you have any in good used condition that you no longer require can you please send along to our classroom?
- Collect the entry form from the primary office.
- Fill in all the details on the front and back of the entry form.
- Take your completed entry form to the Penguin Newsagency, where it will be displayed in the front window for all students and famlies to view.
Winners will be notified by the Penguin Newsagency, then entered into a National compeition for the chance to win a prize pack vauled at $200 PLUS a $500 prize pack for our school!