- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Launching into Learning
- Pre Kinder 2021
- Library Timetable
- School Association Trivia Night
- Book Club – Issue 5
- Information From Our School Nurse
- Primary Soccer - Launceston Cup Information
- Devon Carnival
- Community Health, Education and Connection Survey
- The Fairy Godmothers
- School Calendar
Welcome back to Penguin District School for the start of Term 3! A special welcome to the students, families and staff that are joining us for the first time. Miss Tegan Townsend will be continuing on Year 3-4P for term 3 and we have Miss Hayley Marshall joining Ms Jenny Slater with the Year 1-2’s. Miss Paige Blackett will also be working in Year 3-4 as Mrs Mudford enjoys some long service leave. Maree Lowrie will be joining our team of teacher assistants and Trevor Ward will be working with our education facility attendants this term. We will be farewelling Mrs Sarah Carr as she returns to England after having the first half of the year working with our Year 1-2 class. Thank you Miss Carr for your contributions to our school, particularly in the early childhood classes.
Welcome to our new students that have joined us; Kayl, Thea, Jesse and their families. I am sure that you will find the school community as genuine, friendly and caring as I have. Our pre-kinder programs will commence Fridays from August 20th and we will see close to 60 of our littlest learners and their parents joining us in preparation for the transition to kinder in 2022.
Thank you to our staff that have assisted in the preparation for Term 3. A number of our staff have undertaken professional learning in their own time to add value to the work that they undertake at our school in working with young people. We’re grateful for the commitment that our staff show to growing their skills and knowledge!
School Life in Term 3
Public Health announcements have required us to respond and be adaptable to the many changes that are needed from all Tasmanians. I’d like to personally thanks our parents and students on how they managed these changes, and as a result, the following steps must be followed in relation to school
- All visitors over the age of 16 must sign in via the Check in Tas app before entering the school building. If you do not have the app, you are required to complete a sign in form at the front office at either the primary or secondary campus. This applies for any pick-up/drop off of children inside of the school building.
- If any of our families have travelled interstate, please as a courtesy, contact the school so that we can ensure that Public Health guidelines in relation to attendance at schools are being met.
- Currently we have a number of staff that have been affected by interstate quarantine arrangements that are beyond their control. All staff are required to remain at home if they are unwell, and/or have any cold or flu symptoms. In some cases, this may mean that your child has a different teacher for a short period of time.
Mobile Phone Policy
All Tasmanian government schools are required to have an ‘Off and Away All Day’ approach to student mobile phones in school. Our students are all aware of this and understand that procedures that are in place around turning their phone off and securing it on arrival at school, through to the end of the day when they can access their devices after 2:50. Our school’s policy/approach can be accessed from here!
Mat Grining - Principal
Photography Competition - Warmth
With Winter strongly taking hold, it’s time to reflect. Whether it be physical, emotional or any other moment in time that has made you ‘feel warm’, we want to see it.
Capture a moment that reflects our theme of ‘warmth’ and email it to the below address for your chance to win a prize. For terms and conditions, please see below.
Kinder to Grade 2
Entries close 6/9/2021
We encourage both portrait and landscape photography
Please only submit one entry per person
All photos can be emailed to:
Winners will be announced our end of Term Assembly
By submitting photos you will be acknowledging that:
You have permission to photograph the people in the photos (for those photos that have people)
The photos have been taken by you or the person in the category submitted
Your work may be shared with a wider audience on our school Newsletter, Facebook page and beyond.
Issue 5 has been delivered into classes; all orders must be made by Monday 2nd August.
Parents can view booklet online, Please Click Here to View Booklet!
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 Tuesdays and Fridays.
Book Club Coordinator.
Term 3 Theme School Newsletters is on:
Emotions, Parenting, and Friendships.
This term I am concentrating on our emotions and how it relates to parenting and relationships. Please feel free, to contact me via the school if you have any questions ?
So what are emotions?
https://youtu.be/B-ieqbSSrnY -- This a wonderful YouTybe clip explaining emotions.
Emotions (the hidden messages) is an educational documentary film about the hidden messages in unpleasant emotions we experience on a day to day basis. The film will help you understand your emotions better by becoming emotionally intelligent and use unpleasant emotions like anger, depression, resentment, fear, envy etc. as a tool for personal improvement and growth.
The topics in the YouTube clip include:
Dealing with angry people
How to avoid Toxic emotions
How to deal with anxiety
How to overcome resentment
How to stop worrying
How to lead a happier life
How to lead a stress-free life
How to overcome grief and loss
How to overcome loneliness
How to feel worthy of love
How to manage guilt
How to manage unpleasant emotions
NOTE – This YouTube clip is an informative guide and does not replace your GP or therapist.
At Penguin District School emotions are taught in the early years by bringing awareness of our feelings, that there is no “Good” or “Bad” feeling are emotions that are letting us know what is happening inside us at that moment.
What Zone Are You In ?
Emotions are not always accurate, often we are triggered by a deepseated beliefs in ourself (- that is not true – but that’s a whole different topic)
** Some ways to get back into the right zone is…
Taking some deep Belly Breaths
Have some time to their self while they calm their thoughts
Are they tired, hungry or overwhelmed? Help them to – Slow it down - take one step at a time.
Read a book, make a Stress ball,
Ask the parent / teacher for some help to get through this time – have a chat – and Really Listen to the Child, let them know you understand their feelings, worries etc.
** You could just use the funnel into the balloon and use rice instesd of flower – not as much mess ?
Launceston Cup dates have changed to the 18-19th of September, for reasons out of our control.
Ulverstone Soccer Club are currently looking at what age groups to enter for the Under 12-16 boys.
Training is on Tuesday and Thursday nights 5:00 - 6:15 with Jane, Sam & Leon. There is no additional fee for this training, just a $25 cup fee closer to the the tournament.
If you are interested, please email Elise Mee and head along to training and give it go.
Under 10 Development Netball Tryouts for the Devon Carnival are being held on Tuesday 3rd August at 3:45-515 in the Marist Gym. This is open to both boys and girls.
This will be the training night up until the carnival on September 19th. Parents will need to sign children in with their name, age, contact number and preferred positions before tryouts begin so I suggest getting there a few minutes before please.
Children are to wear sports clothing and sneakers and bring a drink bottle also.
We ask that all adults sign in before entering the gym and use COVID safe measures at all times.
Any other information needed please contact Yvette on 0417311415