- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Launching into Learning
- Green Penguins
- Book Fair
- Book Week Dress Up Day - Primary
- Book Week Dress Up Day - Secondary
- Secondary Science Fair
- UTAS Science Investigation Awards - Primary
- UTAS Science Investigation Awards - Secondary
- Book Week - Author and Illustrators Visit
- Year 7 Information Night
- Information From Our School Nurse
- Cricket Day
- Ulverstone Junior Soccer Information
- School Calendar
The Power of a Good Book
As we said in our primary campus Monday assembly, Book Week is a memorable time of the year in most schools, and is up there with Christmas for some people! Book week and dressing up as one of our favourite characters is great fun for our primary students and always an event that our students look forward to. This year we also had more secondary students than ever get dressed up. Reading has been and always will be a simple experience that can be life-changing – it helps us to connect and make sense of our own experiences, with other people, and with the world around us. Book Week is much more than about dressing up though. It provides a platform to expose young (and older people) to quality Australian literature. We are fortunate in Australia that there is a strong appreciation for literature, and some outstanding authors that create texts that engage and inspire our young people. Since 1946, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) have continued to provide an annual structure for celebrating quality texts by Australian authors. Looking back through the years, Christobel Mattingly, Alan Baillie, Colin Thielie, Emily Rodda, Margaret Wild, Shaun Tan, and Graeme Base are names across the last few decades that many of us may recognise as featuring as shortlisted books by the CBCA. We hope that book week provides an opportunity for families to share or discuss books that they have connected with overtime.
This week I had the pleasure of reading two of the shortlisted books to our Kinder to year 2 and years 3 to 6 assemblies – ‘We Love You Magoo’ and ‘Norton and the Bear’ to an audience of book week ‘characters’. Norton and the Bear by Gabriel Evans is a simple, but very clever picture book that cuts across age groups looking at themes of conformity, individuality and belonging with a number of relatable messages for our students. This year we had many secondary students and staff engaging in book week at a level we hadn’t seen before following the suggestions of our student board. In speaking with our younger students, I said we could attribute this to the ‘magic’ and excitement that they bring to our school for book week every year and they were ‘spreading’ this to our secondary campus. Sure enough, when talking with our secondary students, many of them were almost nostalgic when recalling the characters that they remember dressing up as when they were primary students!
Mat Grining - Principal
Yesterday I had the pleasure of accompanying a group of Year 5/6 students to Marist College in Burnie to participate in the University of Tasmania, Science and Engineering Investigation Awards. All Year 5/6 students had been working busily to prepare and present their science investigation findings in preparation for the awards. The 18 students who presented their investigations had been selected by their class teachers.
Students were interviewed by judges and were required to explain their investigations, predictions and findings. Some our students investigations included: Plant Perfection, Ice Ice Baby, Fizz-tastic Fest, Slimy Situation and Dissolving Desire. George and Hudson investigated the influence of garlic on reducing the spread of germs. Their aptly named investigation, Use Your Head or Germs Might Spread was shortlisted from the many entries on display and will now attend a final in September.
Each year students in grade 7-9 complete science investigations. This allows students to choose an area of interest to complete and experiment or investigation into. During National Science Week we hold a science fair on the Friday afternoon and the top 3 groups from each grade are invited to attend the Utas Science and Engineering Investigation Awards. This year the awards were held at Marist Regional College and a number of schools on the NW Coast compete grades 5-12. We had four winning projects this year. Congratulations to the winning teams and to all that were invited to represent our school at this event.
What's Next for our Juniors in 2021
The Launceston Cup, where our development teams play in a tournament over the weekend, 18-19th of September, if you would like to be involved, please let one of our coordinators know or email the club.
The Red Hot Skills program continues throughout the year, with Block 4 starting on Tuesday the 12th of October & Thursday the 14th 4:45-5:45pm. Registration for this program is via the www.playfootball.com.au website select the RHS product that best fits with you. This is an 8 week program.
What's to come for our Juniors in 2022
Red Hot Skills program 4x8week blocks ran by the Club, with our accredited coaches.
Development teams for the state tournaments.
Potential Under 6 program running along side the Under 8 program of a Saturday morning, looking at a start date of after Easter.
Under 10 and Under 12 School Soccer of a Saturday morning, looking at a start date of after Easter.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon
Youth Teams for 2022
The Club welcomes all Youth (aged 12-16) to come to Youth Training (female and male), keep an eye on the facebook page or the Group Ulverstone Youth Soccer Teams. All are welcome!!
With our ever growing Junior's & Youth programs, we are always looking for helpers, whether coaching, team manager or volunteering in some capacity, please be in contact with our club.
A Junior Committee will be set up for the 2022 season, if you have suggestions on how to improve or if you would like to assist in the Juniors in this way, please also be in contact with the club.
Information is posted on our facebook page Ulverstone Soccer Club and group pages of Ulverstone Red Hot Skills & Ulverstone Soccer Club Development Teams.
Our contact details are.
Via the facebook page Ulverstone Soccer Club, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to thank you for your support during the School Soccer Season for 2021, we hope every player has enjoyed playing and progressed with their skills. Parents, we thank you for bringing your children to every week, especially on our cold mornings. We hope you have enjoyed being part of the season as well.
Coaches, we thank you as well and congratulate you on a great season, thank you for taking the time to coach your team.
Thankyou, and we look forward to seeing you either in what's still to come in 2021 or next year for the 2022 season.