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There can be a whole range of factors that determine how people enter and stay in a particular career or profession. Perhaps they had a passion from a young age, maybe they were encouraged in to a family business or industry, inspired by someone else’s journey, or sometimes it can just be a case of ‘being in the right place at the right time’ and then remaining in that career. However, this is where a career in teaching and working with children is unique. Not only does it require a commitment from the outset to further education to gain the appropriate qualifications, many educators describe it as a ‘calling’ or would say that there is a greater ‘moral purpose’ around wanting to make a difference and improve the life chances for young people in our communities.
In the next week we will farewell someone that should feel immense satisfaction with the difference they have made over the course of their career. Mrs Deb French gained her qualifications from the Tasmanian Teachers College and commenced her first contract in 1984 at Somerset Primary. Following time at Forest Primary, she then had 20 years at Montello Primary School before joining Penguin in 2009. Despite encouragement to step in to school leadership at times throughout her career, Mrs French commitment to the students in her care meant that her time was spent doing what she will be remembered for – having a genuine and caring rapport and relationship with her students and their families, and giving them the confidence to believe in themselves as a learner.
We know it’s increasingly uncommon these days for people to remain in the same profession for the duration of their working life which makes Mrs French’s career quite remarkable. I’m sure that you’ll join me in wishing Mrs French well as she gets to enjoy a well earned break, and more importantly, some cuddles with her recently born grandchild!
Mat Grining - Principal
A big thank you goes to Ricoh Business Centre Ulverstone who have kindly donated $25 worth of printing vouchers to each of our category winners.
This is alongside the major prize for first place. Runners up will also receive a prize.
Email your entries to Jessie Eberhardt.
You’ve got to be in it to win it.
(Photos will be externally judged)
After providing some information last term about the possibility of a trip to Bicheno, Coles Bay and Eaglehawk Neck later in the year we have had enough interest to move forward with planning.
Most students indicated that they were interested in the activities listed (see below) and that will be the likely itinerary at this stage.
Day 1 – Depart PDS, surf lesson at Bicheno, stay at Bicheno
Day 2 – Freycinet National Park visit, stay at Eaglehawk Neck
Day 3 – Eaglehawk Neck ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ day 1, stay at Eaglehawk Neck
Day 4 – Scuba Diving day 2, stay at Eaglehawk Neck
Day 5 – Visit local sites, return to PDS
The date of this experience will be Monday November 22 – Friday November 26.
The cost of this outdoor experience will be $700. This includes accommodation, food, scuba diving course, transport, and surf lesson.
To secure a place on this trip parents/students are asked to make a $200 payment by Week 5 (Friday August 20) and the remaining amount, $500, to be paid by the end of Term 3 (Friday September 24). A one-off $700 payment is also possible.
It should also be noted that a student’s continued positive behavioural choices at school is essential to their participation in this experience and where there are concerns contact will be made with parents.
If you would like to discuss anything further at this stage, please contact Mr Jade Hughes on 64342222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring netball season is fast approaching. A number of students in Year 7-10 have signed up to be a part of the rosters. The Saturday morning roster begins on Saturday September 4 and goes until Saturday December 4. New information has come out this week about a Monday night roster that begins on Monday September 6. If your child would like to be apart of this roster, they should give their name to me by Wednesday August 18.
There are still a few roles that need to be filled to allow students to play. If you are able to assist in any of the following areas it would be much appreciated:
Monday night coach and umpire (Year 8 team)
Monday night coach and umpire (Year 9 team)
Netball training for all teams will be held on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:15pm at the Penguin Basketball Stadium commencing on Wednesday August 25. Training will be run by Brendan Ivory and Tish Townsend.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: email@example.com or phone: 6434 2222
Year 7 Netball Team (Saturday’s)
Coach – Karina Van Essen
Umpire - Karina Van Essen
Canteen – Shyla
Year 8 Netball Team (Saturday’s)
Coach – Brendan Ivory
Umpire – Hannah
Canteen – Samantha
Year 9/10 Netball Team (Saturday’s)
Coach – Tish Townsend
Umpire – Charlotte W
Canteen – Mattea B
Year 8 Netball Team (Monday’s)
Coach – TBC
Umpire – TBC
Year 9 Netball Team (Monday’s)
Coach – TBC
Umpire – TBC