Earlier in Term 3 we were given a box full of bulbs from Bunnings. A small group of students assisted Mrs Reade to plant them all in the vegetable garden area and they have put on quite a show. We have dutch iris, tulips and a wide variety of daffodils. We would like to thank Bunnings for their donation. Hopefully the bulbs will give us a lot of colour in spring for years to come!
On 18 September, year 1 and 2 children went on an excursion. It was at the Wollongong Art Gallery, McDonlalds and a park near the beach. We went on a blue bus.
First we looked around in the Art Gallery and we counted how many pictures we could find with trees in them because we were going to make an artwork that was a forest. The first thing we did was that we got some ink from a staff member whose name was Julie. When she put four dots of red ink on our piece of paper we then started to blow the ink. It went all the way to the top. I really loved doing that and in fact, it is fun. After, we used long string for other branches and trees. Then we did the leaves with one finger.
After recess we went to a big, big room with lots of art. It was a hexagon room. My favourite thing there was the harbour bridge with lots of shells on it and sponge everywhere. The shells were on top of the sponge.
By Sahana 1M
On Thursday 18 September 25 students from our school were presented with BMX bikes through a special program arranged by Pinnacle Team Events. The students and their families were very excited to receive the bikes and helmets. We would like to thank Pinnacle Team Events and the Alliance Wines team who donated the bikes.
Wednesday 17 September saw our Spelling Bee finalists at the Regional Final held at Farmborough Road Public School. Emma ended up coming 10th in the Junior final and Henry came 3rd in the Senior final. This was a fantastic effort from both students. Congratulations and very well done.
All students have attended the Life Education Van between 11 – 16 September. Lessons covered many aspects of the health outcomes from the PD/H/PE syllabus. The lessons are always engaging and relevant and students came away from the van with an improved understanding of the importance of caring for their own body through a healthy lifestyle. Thanks again to the P & C for sponsoring this important program.
A very excited group of children, along with their parents attended the Kindy Orientation Open Morning on Friday 12 September. Parents and carers were provided with information about the school, the Kindy Orientation program and had a tour of the school. One of the highlights for the children was a visit to the chook yard.
On Friday 12 September the Wollongong Hawks came to visit and showed 5C and 6H how to play basketball.
There were two players, one teaching and the other demonstrating. They showed children dribbling and other tricks which were spinning basketballs on your finger, dribbling between your legs and dribbling that looked like bigfoot plus many, many more skills. The visit from the Wollongong Hawks was awesome.
Last Friday, 12 September, we achieved our third PBS award by gaining three thousand WOWW tickets. The reward was a Trivia Competition. There were 20 groups made up of kids from K-6. Some questions were hard and some were easy, eg How many stepsisters does Cinderella have? Group 4 won the competition and received a certificate with their names on it. Everyone enjoyed the game and had fun. Thank you Miss Calligaro and the SRC for organising the reward.
By James & Tam
On the 10th of September 2 teams of 3 set off to enter a chess competition at TIGS (The Illawarra Grammar School). We left at 9am then all walked down to TIGS where we signed in. We played 6 rounds of chess each but we had small breaks in between. It was like a round robin of chess. Wollongong West A had a total score of 10 and a half and West Wollongong B had a total of 7 and half. At the end of the day we left and returned to school. We all had fun.