Principal’s Update – August 14

Dear Parents and Carers

Athletics Carnivals. We will hold the following Athletics events as planned with specific consideration to follow COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Cross Country– Pre Primary to Year 3 at 2.00 on Thursday 20th August. Year 4-6 at 2.00 on Friday 21st August. Both events will take place on the school oval/Trappers Park.
  • Faction Jumps and Throws– Wednesday 2nd September from 1.00 for Year 4-6 students.
  • Faction Carnival. From 9.20 on Friday 4th September for the Year 4-6 until recess. All PP-Year 6 students will be involved from recess until lunch time. Only the Year 1-6 students will be competing after lunch.
  • Interschool Jumps, throws and Run. These events will be held at our school on Tuesday 15th September from 9.20-11.30.
  • Interschool Carnival. This will also be held at our school on Thursday 17th September from 9.20-2.30.

Families are welcome to attend all events. We would love to see you there supporting the children and their factions. Blue Faction have won the last five carnivals! I would ask everyone to follow these COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Do not attend if you are feeling unwell
  • Follow good hygiene practices
  • Families will need to keep 1.5 metre apart from other families

We will have hand sanitiser available and we will enhance the cleaning of the toilets during the events. Your cooperation in following these guideline would be very much appreciated.

Please do not bring dogs to any of the events. The P&C will be selling faction items prior to the carnival and catering at the Faction Carnival.


Neil McCallum

Year 5 Aboriginal History Incursion

On Friday, 7th August, the Year 5 students attended an incursion in the Undercover Area to learn about the history of aboriginal people since European settlement. Renarta and Charmaine came to the school to run the sessions with both Year 5 classes, in their role as Aboriginal Support Officers.

The incursion gave students an insight to how the Aboriginal culture, groups and languages had been affected. It provided a visual representation of how the Aboriginal population had also diminished in the time since colonisation.

The activity was called the ‘Blanket Activity’, and originated in Canada. It was a very worthwhile learning experience for the students and relevant to what they have been learning in History throughout the year.