- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- AEDC Completed
- Green Penguins
- Little Readers
- Kinder B
- Garden News
- Primary Cross Country
- Year 7 Cooking
- SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY -Year 9 & 10
- Term 2 Catering
- Soccer Reports
- Family Concert
- School Football
- Book Club – Issue 4
- Information From Our School Nurse
- School Calendar
I was reminded on a few occasions this week by how empowering that the opportunity have student voice can be in a school community. Out in the sensory garden we have a group of students that have been writing and signing songs during break times. After having a chat with Mrs Lusted, the students have taken it a step further and are planning to run auditions for a grade 2 choir, complete with posters advertising the auditions!
Another great example of student voice relates to the provision of hot meals for school lunches. The state government are trialling a school lunch program similar to what is run in some schools on the mainland and in other countries. When we visited Taiwanese schools in 2019 with our grade 9’s, this was a daily feature of the government education. Eilidh, Molly, Rory and Scarlett felt that we should be looking at launching a similar program at Penguin. They have surveyed students and have written a letter outlining the reasons why they think this is important. We will table this at our upcoming School Association meeting for discussion.
The final example of student’s advocating for change is with our winter uniform. A group of students have spoken with Miss Murphy or secondary campus student board coordinator, and have provided reasons for why they think that we should have a winter alternative for trousers that would be neat and appropriate for school based activities. This has been shared with our school leadership team, and will not go to the School Association for a final decision.
Last week we were able to farewell Nat Urbanczyk and Janine Mott. Nat joined us in 2017 and has contributed a lot to our school as part of our team of hard working Education Facility Attendants. Nat and the EFA team have been highly adaptive, not more so in recent times with the cleaning and hygiene demands in a COVID environment. Nat will be moving to Mt Isa in Queensland, where she can be closer to family that are based out of Brisbane. I’m sure that she can leave behind some of her winter woollies as she moves to a warmer climate!
Janine has had a tremendous impact on the education of many of our youngest learners starting back in 1997 at Penguin Primary. Many of her colleagues and friends have commented on how Janine has the ability to read a situation and support student with initiative, care and a sense of fun that makes her irreplaceable. We wish Janine and her husband Hassa well, as they can enjoy some extended time travelling and exploring the countryside.
Mat Grining - Principal
Ever wonder what happens at Little Readers?
✨we start with a short ‘big book’
✨we sing songs together
✨we pause for some play and individual reading
✨we read short stories
✨we enjoy being in the library together
✨we try to guess what’s in the ‘feely sock’
✨we borrow books we love to take home
- It’s relaxed and informal
- it’s fun and engaging
- it’s warm and welcoming
On Monday, 31May, Kinder B had a visit from Ranger John from Parks and Wildlife. After our excursion to Ferndene we wanted to learn more about the animals we find in our Tasmanian bush. Ranger John brought some very cool taxidermy animals for us to look at. He talked to us about how the different animals move, what they eat and where they live. Ranger John then took us for a walk around our school to look for evidence of animals. We found evidence (scats, holes, tracks, nests) of wallabies, Eastern Barred bandicoots, brown bandicoots, ringtail and brushtail possums and of course rabbits! We even saw a couple of wallabies in the bush part! We really learnt a lot from Ranger John!
Year 3 /4 French have all had a turn working in the garden. They have put bark down on all the paths and made pizza using herbs and tomatoes from the garden. They have been a hard working crew and everyone showed perseverance when faced with challenging tasks.
This game was pretty tight with scores of 2-4. Even though we lost, I’m proud of the team for playing an awesome game and for all doing their personal best. By Bryce
On Saturday we versed the Penguin girls team. We thought we would beat them, but it was actually 2 to 4. We all played well – Zander was fast and Nate did a wicked head butt. Well done team and good job to the Penguin Gentoos.
We played Forth. Everyone had a good game and everyone tried their personal best. It was a safe game as no one was hurt and everyone respected each other. By Hartley??
Everyone played well. The goalies, Connor and Jax, did an excellent job. By Ethen Ling-Cook
We played against Penguin Kings. It was a nice morning but quite cold. It was a good game. We all had lots of fun. Our team was good at communicating and spreading out. By Scarlet
Issue 4 has been delivered into classes; all orders must be made by
Wednesday 16th June.
Parents can view booklet online at https://www.scholastic.com.au/book-club/book-club-parents/
Preferred method to order and pay is LOOP (Linked Online Ordering & Payment) see LOOP - How to Order attachment.
Any orders that are presents (e.g. Birthday, Christmas) please tick ‘GIFT’ on LOOP order (see Gift Function attachment).
If you have any queries, please see me in the Primary Campus Library.
Book Club Coordinator.