- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Prep HR
- Primary Campus LOST PROPERTY
- Master Builders Tasmania – Job ready
- Year 10 Metalwork
- 9/10 HASS $20 BOSS Project
- 9/10 $20 BOSS Project
- 9/10 $20 BOSS Project
- Secondary Relay For Life Fundraiser
- Hobart Science and Technology Experience
- Parents and Carers Webinar
- Year 10 Leavers Hoodies
- Information From Our School Nurse
- Fun Fact Friday
- School Calendar
Staying Healthy/Continuing Education in a Pandemic
This week we have been reminded by how quickly that the health and safety of a community can force us back in to lockdown. We can’t stress enough the importance of following the Public Health guidelines so that we can continue to enjoy the relatively uninterrupted arrangements to daily life, that other parts of our country are unable to. Last year was a steep learning curve for all of us as we navigated through learning from home for the first time. Next week, our leadership team will be revisiting our learning from home arrangements, so that we are suitably prepared in the event of a forced lockdown period. We have had a recent confirmed cases of hand, foot and mouth in the school community. This is a reminder to monitor any signs that your child may be unwell and to reinforce the importance of hygiene procedures. This is a notifiable illness and is essential that any confirmed cases are shared with the school administration team as soon as possible.
Parent Feedback – Before School Care
Thank you to the parents that contributed to the School Association survey seeking information about the demand for before school care on site at Penguin. With over 70 respondents in a few days, this simple way of capturing parent voice highlighted that short sharp surveys are an effective way of gaining contributions from the community. This information will be forwarded on to local childcare providers and to the Department of Education’s Early Years & Care Unit.
3-Way Interviews Feedback
This year we adjusted the timing and format of our 3-way interviews (parent teacher meetings) by bringing them forward to the start of term 2. This was due to parents and teachers seeking earlier opportunities to come together to discuss current progress and what steps can be put in place to support continued growth. We would really appreciate if parents could find the time to complete the survey at the link provided. The link will be open until Friday the 4th of June
Mat Grining - Principal
Prep HR are Inquiring into place, in particular places that are special to us. We are thinking about what makes us feel like we belong to a place and exploring how we can share these places with others using different methods such as photos and maps. Here is our collaborative map of our school'.
Please see below Lost Property that is located at the Primary Campus office, if any of these items belong to your child can you please collect asap.
Unclaimed items will dontated to charity at the end of next week
Yesterday, Thursday 27th May, Penguin District School students had the opportunity to travel to Devonport to participate in an inaugural program facilitated by Vos Constriction and joinery, MeadCon Building and Construction, Master Builders Tasmania and Keystone Tasmania. The program enabled those who attended to participate in interactive activities and learn first hand from representatives in the construction industry what they are looking for in job applications and apprentices. The program was an invaluable tool to those looking to the construction industry as a pathway – with lots of great tips on getting your best application ready and being your best at interview.
Lachlan D was part of a four member team that broke a statewide record by around a second - that was previously set in Launceston. In 14.88 seconds, the team was able to disassemble and reassemble their challenge. Well done to Lachlan and the team.
Thanks, from our school, to the organisers of this great event.
This week the Year 10 Metalwork students got to test the rocket stoves that they had designed and fabricated. As each student chose their own style to base their design ideas from, each stove was unique in its appearance and function.
Congratulations to all those who were able to celebrate their successful build with a barbeque lunch from their own creation.
The grade 9/10 HASS students working on the $20 Boss project will be hosting a market stall to promote and sell their products. Each student was given $20 start up capital to use towards creating a product or service that would help the community in some way.
The market will be held in the new carpark at the Secondary Campus on Wednesday 16th June from 12:40 till 3:30pm. Students and community members are invited to visit the market to purchase items that will be for sale. Items on sale will be promoted in the coming weeks in the newsletter and on the school Facebook page. Please support the hard work the students have contributed by coming along.
12 students from year 9 and 10 made there way to Hobart for a science experience. A UTas tour was our first destination. We gained an understanding of what options are available to study in Maths and Science. We finished the day off with a spot of shopping and ate heartily at Solo Pasta and Honey Badger Dessert Bar. The next day we split in half. Half went to the SPARK conference at Guilford Young College to engage in multiple science and technology activities. The othe half went to Zoo Doo to be a 'keeper for a day'. All students had an experience that will help in their future endeavours in science or engineering.
Student wellbeing and career resilience in a rapidly changing world:
Parents and carers webinar
Friday, 4 June 2021, 12 pm AEST
Young people face a future working life which will be marked by constant change. The economic impacts of COVID-19 have caused labour market disruption and job losses for many young people who are over-represented in hard-hit industries such as tourism, hospitality, and arts and culture. Many students have missed important milestones and struggled with the isolation imposed by lockdowns.
In this webinar, Dr Lyn O'Grady, a psychologist specialising in the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and their parents, will explore the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on student emotional and psychological wellbeing which may create obstacles for students facing complex career decisions and transitions. Lyn will offer practical advice, strategies and resources for parents and carers supporting students in extraordinary times of change.
The school has considered and consented to the request for hoodies to be made available again for Year 10 students in 2021. The Year 10’s will be able to wear them as part of their school uniform, however, wearing them to excursions and off-site activities will be at the discretion of the teacher at the time.
Our provider this year is Donna Miller “Red Rogue Promotions” and she has assisted in the development of the style and design.
· Each garment will cost $56.00 and we will be placing the final order on the Friday 4 June
· Please complete the form and return it to the school’s front office by no later than Thursday 3 June.
· We will require a commitment from students with a deposit and the following payment options:
* VISA or MasterCard payments via school office
* Cash – with the appropriate money in a PDS payment envelope (with your name)
* $30.00 down payment or $56.00 full payment.
We have been provided with all sample sizes available for students to try prior to the order being finalised. Please complete the order indicating the desired size. Due to the hoodies being personalised this year, with their surname on the back. It is crucial that your child selects the correct size. There will be no option to change sizing once the garment has been branded. Please note the sizes 12,14 & 16, are youth sizes and XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL are all unisex adult sizes.
Forms can be collected from the main office.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone me at the school on 6434 2222, or email me – email@example.com