- Penguin District School Calendar
- Principal's Report
- Remembrance Day
- LiL Excursion
- Kinder B
- Kinder Athletic Carnival
- 2022 Applied Learnings Year 8, 9 and 10
- Indigenous Hub
- School Cricket
- Information From Our School Health Nurse
- Salvation Army Bags of Hope Appeal
- Hellyer College Student Art Exhibition
- PopUp Carols
- School Calendar
Creativity is Alive and Well!
Many people are familiar with ‘TED Talks’. TED is an organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks captured on video. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design came together. Today TED Talks cover almost all topics — from science to business to global issues. The most popular TED Talks video of all time is a presentation delivered by Sir Ken Robinson from 2006 titled ‘Do Schools Kills Creativity?’ It has been used as a provocation for many educators and system leaders to consider our approaches to make sure that our ways of working with young people are intentional and provide our students with the skills, knowledge and understandings to not only contribute, but to thrive in the world they will step in to. At Penguin, we will continue to review our approaches to teaching and learning in-line with our values of ‘growth’ and ‘aspiration’.
Department of Education leaders Tim Bullard (Secretary of Education) and Trudy Pearce (Deputy Secretary of Learning) spent some time in our school recently and were able to enjoy hearing about some of the creations that our grade 2’s had dreamt up. Luca in grade 2 is on track to have a job working for Apple with his new phone technology. I was walking through 9/10 music when Liam & Bailey quietly performing REM’s classic ‘Losing My Religion’ - it absolutely stopped me in my tracks! Mackenzie and Jazz demonstrated their creativity and collaboration with a story they had written and published about ‘Mr Grining’s Invisible Shoes’. Our Friday ‘Green Penguin’ morning tea was a beautiful reminder of how special it is to have students across different age groups enjoying each other's company. Xanon, Georgia, Jaida, River, Logan and Ned provided some creative and entertaining laughs during our recess games together. Finally, Laiken & Lachie engineered an impressive beach hut during their recent class wonderwalk. I love the Maya Angelou quote "You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have." I feel that creativity is well and truly alive at PDS!
Mat Grining - Principal
Our inquiry this term has focused on growing plants and how important they are in our lives. For our excursion into town we looked closely at the plants in our community and discussed why we thought people had planted them there and what they were possibly used for. On our excursion we talked about plants being used to make our community look beautiful, for shade, for eating (humans and animals), making oxygen and for the bees.
It's that time of year when our 2021 Year 7, 8 and 9 students make their Applied Learning subject selections for 2022. Students in these year levels have been emailed (to their school email address) the subject guide for their 2022 year level, along with a link to an online selection form. The subject guides are also available from the links below or on the school website.
- Students and parents are encouraged to read through the relevant subject guide information relating to each subject so that course selection is appropriate
- Decisions should be based on interests, career preferences, or to broaden experiences
- Discussions between students, teachers and parents are encouraged should more information be required - contact details for each subject are contained within the subject guides
To access the Applied Learning Subject Guides for 2022 - please click on the link below.
Year 8 students will select and study four (4) of the following subject options.
Year 9 and 10s will select and study three (3) of the following subject options. Students select one from the full year, half year and term based applied learning lines.
A group of students travelled over to the Indigenous Hub based at Parklands High School to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Culture. Guy “Chalky” Grey is the Aboriginal Education Officer and he greeted everyone with a smoking ceremony. Smoking ceremonies have been performed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for thousands of years to cleanse people and places of bad spirits and to treat sickness. Chalky being an Elder is allowed to perform the ceremony. Students learnt about the palawa people and learnt the traditional customs of carrying food & water, hunting and communicating between different tribes.
On Wednesday November 10, students in Years 8-10 travelled to Marist to participate in a girls cricket gala day. All girls demonstrated their best effort and came away with one loss and one win.
NW High School Hurricanes Cricket
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!