- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Royal Tree Planting
- Aussies of the Month
- Green Penguins
- Primary Campus Gold Cards
- Kinder H
- Outdoor Classroom Day - Prep
- Year 8
- 9/10 Animal Studies
- Launching into Learning - Books in the Park
- Pop Up Change of Date
- Kinder 2022
- Royal Event - Bike Decorating Competition
- 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching
- SCHOOL BANKING PROGRAM CLOSING SOON
- Primary Campus- LOST PROPERTY
- Salvation Army Bags of Hope Appeal
- Information From Our School Health Nurse
- Primary Netball - Ulverstone
- EMUsicians Auditions for 2022
- Libraries Tasmania
- Burnie School Of Dance
- School Calendar
There aren’t too many things more joyful than listening to groups of young children sing! It was an absolute pleasure to be present for the primary campus assembly on Thursday and seeing our boys and girls choirs in action, noticeably with many of our grade 2’s making their first performance. We talked in assembly about ‘Courage’ as one of our school (and Departmental) values, and what this means. A grade 2, who was one of a number of students who had just sang a solo in the choir, said ‘It’s when you make the step to try something that might not be easy, that you might not have done before’. What a great description of courage in action! Our school value of courage is described as ‘accepting challenges and embracing opportunities’ but it can mean so many other things. To the students that have auditioned for the school production, through to students that have asked for help when they may not have otherwise – there are so many examples that we get to see on a daily basis at our school.
It has been four years since we reviewed and developed our values and commitment as part of our 2017-2021 Penguin District School Strategic Plan. Across 2022, we will be having a renewed focus on our values moving forward and we are excited about what this will involve. When we adopted our school values, following our 2017 External School Review, it was agreed that we consider the four values of the Department of Education as many schools have, but recognise the importance of working together as a fifth value. At the time, it was described as ‘Teamwork’. Our school understanding and maturity in working together has evolved since this time and it is far more common to hear our students referring to themselves as ‘collaborators’ and the process of working together as ‘collaboration’ – Liam C’s poster that still sits on Mr Beard’s door is a great reflection of this!
As a result, our school leadership team feel it is timely to revisit our fifth value and recognise this as ‘Collaboration’. Grade 10 student Molly P has cleverly provided some graphic design options to illustrate ‘Collaboration’ in a similar format to the other values. We will table the change of values at our next School Association meeting in readiness for the upcoming school year.
Growth - improving by always learning and finding better ways to do things
Courage – accepting challenges and embracing opportunities
Aspiration – a culture of high expectations and high achievement
Respect – respecting ourselves, others, our past and our environment
Teamwork – working together to support our learning journey
Today we had the pleasure of welcoming the Honorary Counsul of the United Kingdom Mr Frank McGregor and his wife Fiona to the school. The couple visited as part of the Queen’s ‘Green Canopy’ Campaign, in recognition of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee which will be celebrated in 2022. What an achievement, 70 years as Queen!
Our guests and students were welcomed by the Town Crier and given an introduction by Mr Craig Dunham as to the significance of the visit. He informed us that the Queen had previously had a fleeting visit to Penguin way back in 1954.
As part of the formalities, our 4 student leaders Tyler, Isabella, Katie and Charlie joined Mr McGregor to plant a Flowering Wattyl to mark the occasion. We look forward to seeing the plant adorning our developing ‘new’ landscape and growing over time. Thankyou to the local history group for including us in the celebrations.
Further festivities will take place in Penguin over the weekend to mark the event. People are encouraged to visit the Penguin Railway station between October 30 - November 14 to view photos and videos taken from when the Queen passed through the Main Street of Penguin.
Mat Grining - Principal
A campaign, known as 'The Queen's Green Canopy', was launched in May 2021, ahead of the Jubilee in 2022. People across the world are encouraged to 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee' to mark the milestone and to help the environment. In a statement, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson said, "As we celebrate Her Majesty's incredible 70 years of service, I encourage everyone to get behind this scheme, and go 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee'."
Today we had a few special visitors to help use plant a tree for the jubilee. The town crier did herald the arrival of the Honorary Counsul of the United Kingdom Frank McGregor and his wife Fiona to our school. Students from the primary and secondary campus were there to witness this historic event. Craig Dunham, from the Penguin Histroy group, gave the students a brief history lesson outlining the significance of the royal visit of 1954 and the Queen's jubilee. This was followed by Honorary Counsul of the United Kingdom Frank McGregor planting a tree with representatives of our primary and secondary student board.
Last Thursday 28 October, Sarah Taylor, who is a Paramedic, came to KH to talk to us about her important job and to show us an Ambulance.
KH have been inquiring into people in our community who help us, so we were very excited that Sarah was able to answer all of the questions we had written for her in our floor book.
Sarah showed us the inside of an Ambulance and we were particularly interested in the remote-control stretcher bed that Leo had a turn on.
Everyone was allowed to “drive” the Ambulance and we loved it when Sarah turned on the lights for us to see.
Thank you so much Sarah for an interesting incursion.
All of the Prep students had a fantastic time on Outdoor Classroom Day. Everyone brought in their bikes or scooters and had fun following Mrs Gardam around the school, who was the pack leader. We rode to the tennis courts where we completed a tricky bike course and had fun riding freestyle with our friends. We ended up at Dial Park where we enjoyed recess and a play. We would like to pass on a huge thank you to all the parents who arranged to get the bikes and scooters to school, Mr de Ruyter, Sandra, Renae, Bec, Corinna and Jordan for setting and packing up the course and Mrs Eberhardt for making herself available for first aid. What a great day, we had so much fun in the sun!
There are sign up sheets at the primary office for families to register.
School Banking Update from Commonwealth Bank
For 90 years, our School Banking program has helped children learn about money, reinforced the importance of regular savings and provided structure for parents to support their children to save.
Though the program continues to have strong support from schools, parents and teachers, recent decisions by some state and territory governments because of a review by the corporate regulator mean we are unable to continue providing programs in schools, and we have had to make a difficult decision to close our School Banking program for all government and non-government schools across the country.
Our School Banking program was established in 1931 at a time when having a bank account was not commonplace, and since then we have helped more than 15 million Australians take their first financial steps. This would not have been possible without the wonderful support we have received from schools like yours, including all the parents and volunteers, and for this we are deeply grateful. Thank you.
Even though this is a sad time, School Banking has taught so many young Australians, past and present, the value of money and we believe this should be celebrated. We have created a place for you to share your stories, fondest memories and lessons learnt through the program. To share your story and access our financial education resources, please visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking
Even though the CommBank School Banking program will not be returning to your school after this year, you can continue to make deposits into your child’s Youthsaver account through online transfers or at any CommBank branch. If you need further information please phone 132 221 or visit your local CommBank branch.
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The Enterprise Group is looking for donations to help with the Salvation Army Bags of Hope Appeal. These bags will be gifted to Tasmanian families in need over Christmas.
As a school, our aim is to do up as many bags as possible with the ultimate aim of a minimum 20 bags.
A list of appropriate items and guidelines has been provided and donations can be made to either office. Cut off date for all donations will be November 26. Thank you for your help.
If you are interested in donating, please bring in and leave it at either the primary or secondary office.
For more information, please click HERE!