- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Our New School Chaplains
- Information From Our School Nurse
- Primary Campus - Chickenpox
- Australian Early Development Census
- Prep N
- Lunchtime Soccer Challenge
- WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
- Anything Can Happen
- Year 9 and 10 Metalwork Class
- Secondary Football Results - Round 2
- Soccer Report
- Ulverstone Soccer U/12 Development Team
- Riana Primary School Early Learning Centre
- Wynyard BMX
- Rhee Taekwon-do
- School Calendar
As our school, our participation numbers in sport and recreation activities has continued to grow. It is exciting to see a large number of our students stepping in to school sports with a real ‘have a go attitude’ and enjoying the company of their friends and opponents. This week I was able to enjoy school netball, football and the mountain bike titles at Riverside. On each occasion, I was impressed by the way that our Penguin students conducted themselves and the support that they had from parents and staff. School sport has never been about crossing the line first, kicking the most goals or beating the opposition, but it can be a platform where many students learn about friendships, resilience, problem solving and having fun in a setting that is safe and supported by staff and parents.
Next week we will be taking over stage two of our redevelopment. Our new library will be our temporary grade 10 area and music area and will require the high levels of care and respect from students that we expect from any other area of our school. Seeing this level of finish is exciting as we can now visualise how this will drastically transform all of our teaching and learning areas in to the future.
Thank you to how hard working School Association who met earlier this week. Our Association includes Paul Kenny as chairperson, Melika Kelly, Brendan Ivory, Elisha Franks, Carol bracken, Lennice Wilson, Nicky Green and Julie McKenna. We have a temporary vacancy for 2021 for any interested parent member. Our Association meets 1-2 times a term on a Monday evening from 5:30 till 7pm. If you would like to be involved in this group that helps shape the direction of our school, please contact Mat Grining – Mathew.email@example.com
Mat Grining - Principal
Hello School Community. My name is Alana de Bruyn and I am the second Chaplain at Penguin District School. You’ll see me around on Monday’s and Tuesday’s at both school campuses. I’m originally from Perth WA, and three years ago I embarked on an adventure to live in Penguin, where I met my now husband Josiah. You'll continue to also see the existing Chaplain, Taylor Forward each Thursday for 2021. We are looking forward to working together to provide a fun and friendly support service to students, staff and the school / surrounding community. If we haven’t already met, we can’t wait to!
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We would like to make our community aware that there has been a confirmed case of Chickenpox. We are following Public Health advice on this matter.
Please contact your doctor or the Public Health hotline on 1800 671 738 if you are concerned, or have the following symptoms:
- Fever, feeling unwell and an a itchy skin rash
The rash begins on the middle of the body and spreads all over forming blisters, which crust over and dry out in about five days.
Children with this illness should be kept home from school until the blisters have crusted over. The illness should be reported to the school.
For more inofrmation please see link below.
Next week our Prep teachers will begin the Australian Early Development Census. The helps to build a nationwide picture of our children’s health and wellbeing as they begin school.
Teachers answer questions about five key areas that are important for children's development:
physical health and wellbeing
language and cognitive skills
communication skills and general knowledge.
You can view the interactive results from previous years here: www.aedc.gov.au/early-childhood/findings-from-the-aedc
On Tuesday May 4, I organised a soccer challenge game on the oval between the Year 5 and 6 classes. It was a fun and competitive match but in the end, Orange team won the game 3 – 0. Thank you to Mr. Beard, Mr. Jones and Mrs. Van Essen for coaching and umpiring on the day.
By Nate H
Please click link below to view footage of the game!
‘Walk Safely to School Day’ is being held next Friday 14 May.
Students, families and staff from both campuses are invited to meet at either:
- 8:00am at Hiscutt Park
- 8:10am at Dykes Reserve - 115 South Road (for families living East of the school)
We will all walk to school as a group and finish at the canteen where fresh fruit and water will be served.
We hope that you are able to join us on this fun, healthy-living event.
The objectives of National Walk Safely to School Day include:
- Promoting the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
- Encouraging parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children to help children develop road safety skills
- Ensuring that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.
Do Year 11 and 12 your way
When you finish Year 11 and 12, anything can happen. In Tasmania, you need to stay in education and training until you turn 18 years of age or meet a leaving requirement, under the Education Act. A leaving requirement includes the following:
Completing Year 11 and 12 (this may include an Australian school-based apprenticeship);
A full time VET program at TasTAFE or other Registered Training Organisation;
An apprenticeship or traineeship with an employer; or
A combination of these options, if the provider(s) allow.
Once you leave school, it can be tough out there. Most jobs today require you to complete Year 12 as a minimum and 91% of all new jobs will also require a VET or university qualification. That’s why there are now more ways than ever before to finish Year 11 and 12 your way.
You don’t need to finish school the old-fashioned way. There are courses and training programs available to suit everyone. Just ask your teachers, Year 10 or Year 11/12 coordinator – they will be able to tell you all about your options. There are so many more opportunities available to you if you complete Year 12.
Remember if you’re not enjoying what you’re doing at school, you’re not stuck. You can always shift focus and find the best options to suit you. If you are a parent or carer and you are confused about your child’s options or whether they are reaching their full potential, speak to their teachers or email firstname.lastname@example.org . To find out more and see real stories and videos on Tasmanian education pathways, head to www.anything.tas.gov.au
On Wednesday 5th May, the Year 9 and 10 Metalwork class were visited by Kim Butler from the Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council.
Kim’s visit was to speak about future pathway possibilities in the advanced manufacturing industries that makes up the TMEC group.
She provided 5 virtual welding simulators for the students to use and test their technique in the welding disciplines of Mig, Tig and Arc.
A small competition developed, as to who could score the highest on their weld. Congratulations to Jobie R for his highest score in the weld off at the end of the class.
We’d like to thank Kim and TMEC for providing the opportunity for us to learn some more about future job pathways and also to import everything our welding
techniques. It was good fun.
Another solid performance from both sides this week in junior & seniors sides.
St Brendan Shaw 13-16-94 def Penguin 5-5-35
Goals: Zeb 3, Braith & Blaze.
Best: Braith, Matthew, Joshua, Alex, Campbell & Jamie.
Penguin 15-7-97 def St Brendan Shaw 2-6-18
Goals: Thomas 6, Sid 3, Logan 2, Connor, Will, Karmichael & Chad.
Best: Karmichael, Will, Thomas, Romi, Kyle & Kobi.
Saturday was our second game of the season. We played against
Sacred Heart Red and all played really well as a team.
It was my first time as goalkeeper I stopped a lot of goals that were
hard to stop. Willow kicked our first goal for the season. We were so excited.
We had some new players to our team. It was Tannah F’s second
game of soccer ever. She did a great job in defence. Brianna filled
in for our team and also did an amazing job.
Written by Eve D
Penguin Kings - We went really good at teamwork like listening to each other and communicating with each other. We scored 5 goals and Forth scored 3 goals. Tyler C and Ethen kicked our goals and Jax and I played goalkeeper this week.
I have been playing soccer for two years now and I can’t wait to play next week as it’s really fun.
On May 1, Penguin Emperors played very well against Sacred Heart Blue. It was a sensational sunny morning and we were all looking forward to playing soccer. The first half was good, but the second half was amazing. Well done to all the people that played – I’m pretty sure everyone was there that game. A great job to Lucas who scored our goal. Sadly Penguin Emperors lost but a very good job to the team. Hopefully we will see everybody there next week.
Congratulations to Nate, Zander and Oliver who after a few years playing soccer for Penguin District School, have been selected as members of the Ulverstone Soccer Club’s Under 12 Development Team. This team will travel to Hobart, Launceston and Devonport to compete against teams from around the state. Well done on this personal best effort!