- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Launching into Learning
- Playgroup Dress Up Day
- Pre Kinder Session
- Primary Certificate Recipients
- 2P Wonder Walk
- Team French
- Book Fair
- PRIMARY CAMPUS - Book Week Celebrations
- Year 7 Information Night
- Secondary Book Week Dress Up
- PSR Secondary Movie Ticket Draw
- New Uniform Item
- Little Athletics Tasmania
- School Road Championships – AusCycling (All Ages)
- School Calendar
At the start of our secondary assembly this week, Mr Hughes gave an address to students prior to the Acknowledgement of Country. Whilst either the Welcome to, or Acknowledgement of Country have become part of expected protocols before group gatherings and meetings, we understand that many people, particularly students, would have differing levels of understanding of why this occurs. An Acknowledgement of Country is an opportunity for anyone to show respect for Traditional Owners and the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to Country. It can be given by both non-Indigenous people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. “Protocols for welcoming visitors to Country have been a part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures for thousands of years. Despite the absence of fences or visible borders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups had clear boundaries separating their Country from that of other groups. Crossing into another group’s Country required a request for permission to enter. When permission was granted the hosting group would welcome the visitors, offering them safe passage and protection of their spiritual being during the journey. While visitors were provided with a safe passage, they also had to respect the protocols and rules of the land owner group while on their Country.” Taken from Reconciliation Australia website.
Mr Hughes encouraged students to use the acknowledgement as an opportunity to demonstrate respect for the indigenous people that have come before us, their practices, history and culture, as well as respecting the connection for Indigenous people in our school and across the broader community. Mr Hughes illustrated this by referring to Australian Olympian Patty Mills as a proud Indigenous Australian, and the discussion and interest that this had generated with groups of students. Listening to comments and reflections from students following the assembly, it had clearly struck a chord with many of our young people and generated further thinking. I’d encourage our families to continue this conversation and hopefully provoke some new learning.
Mat Grining - Principal
Thanks to everyone who came to the first Pre Kinder session this week. It was so lovely to meet all our new families and re connect with some of our regular Launching into Learning families.
Next week you’ll get to meet Mrs Deb Haberle.
See you then!
Adventures with 2P
“I wonder what we will find on our Wonder Walk today …”
2P has continued to learn about the wonderful world of Penguin this Term as we have explored the community during our Weekly Wonder Walks (weather permitting!).
We have discovered many loose parts and treasures that have been left behind by nature or by people as they have travelled from here to there.
Rocks, sticks, leaves, seeds pods, beach glass, the remains of life, and shells have inspired much wonder and playful moments.
However, we have also noticed a large number of ‘lost things’ alongside the roads, in the gutters, and on the beach. Objects of particular interest so have included: a chair frame, high heel, pair of scissors, thong, bolt, plastic and glass bottles, multiple packets and pieces of rubber. Many of these ‘unwanted things’ can cause “animals to get sick or die” if they are accidently eaten or trodden on. They are “hurting us and the animals” and “make our town unsafe”. We have noticed that “there is too much rubbish” because “people keep on littering!”. We love our community and want everyone to put their rubbish in the bin so that all living things can be safe. Please help us to keep our town beautiful by: “putting rubbish in the bin”, “taking it home with you if you don’t need it anymore”, “recycling it”, “reusing it to make something fun to use” or “saying no” to packaging.
Book Week is always an amazing celebration of all things books.
On Tuesday (24 August) we are exceptionally lucky to have Amanda Cox (Author), Illustrator (Mim Zariffa) and Digital Illustrator (Sarah Cox) sharing their book called "Cookie felt Sad." Parents are more than welcome, but please remember to sign in on arrival.
Author visits sessions will be held in Hall 2 at the following times.
9.45am - 10.30am - K-2 students
11.00am - 11.45am - 3-6 students.
Our traditional dress-up day will take place on Wednesday (25 August). This is a great opportunity for staff and students to dress up as their favourite book characters for the day.
It was great to formally invite our current Year 6 students to the 2022 Year 7 Information Night. All Year 6 students have been provided with their invitation this afternoon by Mrs Van Essen who will be coordinating the Year 7 transition for next year. All students who were absent will receive their invitations on Monday from their class teacher. Following the Information Night, students will begin transition in small groups – more information will be forwarded to families in the future.
I am excited to meet with parents on August 31 to introduce them to the secondary campus.
Congratulations to the following people who have had their names drawn out of the Secondary Campus PSR movie ticket draw. Enjoy the movies!
Year 7 - Gracelyn - Being Safe
Year 8 - Isabella-Rose (Izzy) - Being Safe
Year 9 - Georgina - Personal Best
Year 10 - Chloe - Personal Best
Year 11/12 - Rhodry - Personal Best
Staff - Mr Smart - Being Respectful
The below track pants are now available as part of the school uniform.
Contact our local uniform supplier Todd Rogers Signs on 64334 333
Sizes 2 – 16 = $45.00
Size S = $50.00 -Larger Sizes can be ordered in
Sizes 6 – 16 = $45.00
Sizes S – 3XL = $50.00
AusCycling Tasmania is proud to host the 2021 AusCycling Tasmania All School Road Championships. The State Championships is a criterium format, with race categories for U13's, U15's, U17's and U19's.