On Wednesday 29 July Wollongong West Public School’s Choir attended the Choral Festival at Wollongong Town Hall.
The festival began at 7.30pm with a beautiful Aboriginal version of ‘Advance Australia Fair’ and also paid tribute to the ANZACs with a very moving ‘Anzac Medley’. We sang many beautiful and fun songs together.
We were also excited to perform our individual songs which were ‘Rain’ and ‘We Are Done’. We felt like we were on ‘The Voice’ as the spotlight illuminated us on the stage and we performed. It was amazing!
It was a spectacular night for the massed choir and the audience and we congratulate the choir teachers for all the effort they put into the Choral Festival. It was an exciting night that we will always remember!
Win and Ghala – Choir members
On 29 July, we were lucky enough to be chosen as two of the 8 students to attend the Children’s Book Council of Australia Literary Lunch at the Fraternity Club. When we arrived, we went inside and found our table. There were about 16 other schools there. Each of us had an author or illustrator at our table. At our table we had Oliver Phommavanh, who was very funny.
We then had time to get autographs from all the other authors and illustrators who were there. The most popular ones were Jacqueline Harvey and Tony Flowers. Then all of the authors/illustrators presented a 3 minute speech to tell us about themselves, their books and their inspiration for writing.
After the speeches we went and got some more autographs and then we were called back to have lunch, which was terrific. Sophie really enjoyed the mini sausage rolls, but we both ate some fruit as well.
After lunch we had a workshop with Jacqueline Harvey. She told us all of her embarrassing stories from when she was younger and how these things can be good writing material. She also shared with us her tips and tricks for writing books and also answered some questions. It was a fantastic day! Thank you to Mrs Reade for driving us there and to Mrs Owen for organising it and taking us there.
By Soph and Sophie
On Thursday the 25 June, Year 6 had a Toy Sale to raise money for the year 6 shirts. During the toy sale, we received many interesting toys. With the help of some wonderful year 6 parents, the toys were displayed on the benches and all the children rushed to buy toys varying in price from 50c up to $5. It was a very successful sale as most of the toys were sold out. It was a fantastic day and our thanks go to Mrs Cleary for organising the wonderful toy sale. Thanks also go to the year 6 people who assisted with selling the toys.
By Charlei, Zoel and Rhys
Ladies in the Muslim community joined some staff members at an Eid-al-Fitr celebration on Thursday 23 July. This was to celebrate the end of Ramadan. The event was celebrated with Arabic coffee (quite a flavour sensation), food, and dancing. It is hoped that later in the year our whole school community will get together for a cultural celebration of food, conversation and dancing.
1M went to the hall to see Tanya who talked to us about our teeth. She brought her teeth mirror. She used it to have a look at people’s teeth.
Yesterday, Wednesday 15 July, we had a visit from Tanya. Tanya taught us how to look after our teeth. She taught us bacteria live in our plaque. If we don’t look after our teeth the bacteria eats holes in them.
Thank you for supporting the SRC Refugee Week mufti day on the last Friday of Term 2. The $286.75 raised will go to SCARF (Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families). SCARF is a fantastic organisation in Wollongong. They assist many refugee families, including families from our school community.
Miss Calligaro and the SRC