- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Kinder M
- PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY
- PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY
- Penguin's Got Talent
- Soccer Reports
- Relay For Life Fundraiser -Primary Campus
- Sensory Garden Update
- Walk to School Day
- Transition for 2022 Year 7
- All-Schools Mountain Biking Event
- Secondary Football Results - Round 3
- National Simultaneous Story Time
- School Calendar
A Community That Cares
Penguin is special. I’m sure that every city, town or community will feel like there is something unique that sets them apart, but Penguin has something that is almost beyond words to describe. This week I have seen and heard so many moments that reminded me that we have a sense of community and identity that takes generations to build. Our school mini Relay for Life, co-ordinated by our student board across each campus, engaged our students today in an issue that is guaranteed to touch many of us. The funds raised today for the Cancer Council will be sure to make a difference to the important work that they do in communities like ours.
On Thursday I was present for the opening of the Penguin Foreshore Redevelopment. Listening to long term and recent residents to the area talk about how the community is always looking for ways to improve the liveability, and enhance the beautiful natural features of our town was a real privilege. If you haven’t explored this area, I strongly encourage you to do so – it is sure to be the envy of many other communities as the Central Coast Council move towards the second stage of the foreshore redevelopment.
Last week we put out an SOS to our local Lions Club seeking support for students to participate in a once in a lifetime science and technology expo that we became aware of at short notice. The Lions Club had no hesitation in rallying support an provision a contribution for our students to enjoy experiences that include workshops with international speakers and visits to key sites in Hobart, including being a ‘zookeeper for a day. The Lions Club contribution was the difference in us being able to deliver what is sure to be a memorable experience for our students.
During the week we put a request for parent volunteers for our canteen, that is experiencing an upturn in support. In less than day, we had enough volunteers to support the canteen for the remainder of the term. I’m sure that our volunteers will also find this a rewarding experience by value adding to what we offer our students.
Finally, the Penguin Community Op Shop that was established with the backing of our own School Association, have hit some tremendous milestones. Not only do they have a strong and viable numbers of volunteers, they are already in a position where they can finance a significant range of projects and supports back in to our local community. If you have some suggestions for community projects that they could contribute to, please don’t hesitate to drop in to the shop, or leave your suggestion with our office staff.
Mat Grining - Principal
Kinder M have been inquiring into healthy eating and discovering how the digestive system and works. The children went down to Henks IGA to find out what are the most popular healthy and treat foods sold. We purchased Henks suggestions and some other foods to try. The most popular healthy food Henk sells is bananas and his most popular treat food was lollies. The bus ride was exciting and it was fun to shop with our friends. We met a local potato farmer and we watch him unload his spuds. Cindy showed us how she fills the shelves and we looked at all the different ways Henk stores food. Henk personally checked us out and we headed back to school to continue our inquiry.
Once back at school the food was sorted into healthy and treat foods. Lots of discussions were had about crumpets. Macey suggested they had naughty numbers on the packet so they must be treat foods. The foods were then stored appropriately until they could be prepared and tasted. Some of us were very brave and we tried foods that we hadn’t eaten before. What a great experience we had.
We are looking forward to our Cross Country on Thursday! All classes will have their final practise this week of moving around the course in HPE classes.
A reminder that house coloured clothing can be worn and it is imperative that suitable running shoes are worn also. Please no face paint or hair colouring.
It is great that we are able to invite families to attend our annual Cross Country this Thursday. Please ensure that all spectators remain in the area specified on the map (in red). We look forward to all students performing their personal best efforts and having a great time with each other on Cross Country day!
On the 15th of May, the Penguin Gentoos played Ulverstone. Our goalies for the game did an amazing job. We played really well as a team making lots of passes. Brianna joined our team for a bit so that we could have a sub. The main things is that we had lots of fun!
Last weekend we played Ulverstone. We won 3 to 1. My dad was the coach. I think everyone played very well. We played really good defence.
The Penguin Kings vs West Ulverstone on the 15th of May. It was a spectacular game of soccer. There was lots of effort and sportsmanship all round. Tyler, Ethen, Angus and Xanon scored some amazing goals as a team. The score was Penguin Kings 11 to Ulverstone 1. One of our players played for the other team to help them out. I am looking forward to our next match.
By Tyler C
Todays game started off well with good weather conditions. Everyone played well as a team as did West Ulverstone. The game started off with me being the goalkeeper for the first time and I really enjoyed it. Ash scored 2 goals and Paddy scored 2 as well. The Penguin Emperors all were respectful towards others and a fun game was had.
On Friday the 21st of May, most of the school wore gold and purple clothes to support the cancer council and donated a gold coin to help raise money for the cause.
During the day most classes went up to the athletics track to run or walk laps for half an hour. The goal was to have people going around the track all day long.
In total the Primary Campus raised four hundred and forty three dollars, which we donated to the cancer council which is an organisation that raises awareness and money to support people with cancer.
This is an amazing effort and it shows how awesome our school is when we work together.
By Hudson and Avery
Last Friday we planted the last of our new pottery animals and birds on sticks in the sensory garden. We have also planted lots of winter vegetables, tucked them into our garden beds and netted and protected them from pests. We hope they grow as well as our summer vegetable plants did. We are still harvesting some tomatoes each week and enjoying taking goodies home from the garden.
Parent information evening-this will be held at the secondary campus early Term 3. Any families who have queries or need information prior to this are welcome to contact the school to arrange a meeting.
Secondary Campus Awareness Program (SCAP) – held in Term 3. Year 6 students participate in a series of lessons at the secondary campus to experience some of the timetabled year 7 subjects.
Orientation Day – held in Term 4. year 6 students participate in a full day at the secondary campus.
Information will be sent out to families and students about these events at the beginning of Term 3.
Jodie Murphy: email@example.com
Geoff Davis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mat Grining: email@example.com
Phone: 64 342222
11 students participated in the event in Launceston on Friday May 7 across the disciplines of XCO – a test of endurance across a set number of course laps and the timed ‘enduro’ stage event on a flowy, jump trail called ‘sidewinder’.
The students had a great time mixing it with schools from all over the state, braving a damp start in Penguin, to find it dry, slippery and sunny at the course in Trevallyn, near the Cataract Gorge.
Mr Taylor would like to thank Mr Grining and Taylor Forward for their help with running the day and the students for their enthusiasm and great teamwork.
Stay tuned for 2022 and some training sessions prior to the event.
Great result for the school with two wins in very trying conditions. Ex-AFL and current Penguin FC senior coach Mav Weller was impressed with the way both teams played.
Goals: Jobie 3, Lauchlan 2, Noah W & Noah G
Best: Jobie, Lauchlan,Josh, Bailey,Campbell, Noah W, Alex & Braith
Goals: Karmichael 2, Will 2, Thomas, Logan, Chad & Bryce
Best: Kobi, Logan, Will, Karmichael, Chad, Sid & Connor
On Wednesday our primary classes celebrated “National Simultaneous Story Time” at the same time as over 1,297,000 participants in over 14,469 locations around the world. Having a book read to us by an astronaut in space is something we will never forget! NASA astronaut, Shannon Walker, read “Give me some Space” by Philip Bunting from the International Space station. 2P even experienced a reading whilst exploring the Penguin foreshore whilst out on their Wonder-Walk. The questions, wonderings and thoughts our students shared during and after the event were quite exceptional.
If you would like to talk to your child about the book or read it together then you can access it here. Story Time From Space Presents -- Give me Some Space! - YouTube
We also have copies available in the library.