Primary School News 12 June 2015

PRIMARY ATHLETICS CARNIVAL – ANOTHER GREAT DAY

For those of you who were at the Primary Sports Carnival last Wednesday I am sure you would agree with me that there was such a lovely “feel” about the day. The venue, Skippy Park, was perfect for this event and the expanse of park area and the provision for each of the events provided incredible facilities for the Sports Carnival.

It was such an enjoyable event, with staff and students moving from event to event throughout the day in quite an informal but highly efficient manner. The PE team including Mrs Stott had spent many hours organizing these events and we are indebted to both staff and parents for the incredible support throughout the whole day.

The P and F and Hospitality Department provided food for staff and families during the carnival and Primary Athletics Carnival 3.6.15 PM 002we were very grateful for this provision. House Spirit was so intense throughout the day and students participated with a sense of determination, high spirits and good sportsmanship.

It has become clear after two years at the new venue, that transport to and from Skippy Park by parents and shuttle buses from the College have been very successful which is encouraging.  This indicates that Skippy Park is a very suitable long term venue for our Sports Days.

It appears that the House Points for the Primary and Secondary Sports Carnivals indicate that Ararat is being really challenged this year.  At this point Sinai is the winning house.  The Junior Sports Carnival may be pivotal in determining which House will be victorious overall.

To see all the photos from the day, please click here.

PRIMARY REPORTS

With only two weeks till the end of term, assessment for reporting is completed and teachers are finalizing the Semester 1 reports.

It is important that students attend every day and are here from 8.30 am in the morning so they are present for all follow up work.  Reports will be emailed to families by the end of term.

Please speak to your children about their personal progress and encourage them on the work they have done this Semester.  Report time is an opportunity to encourage or challenge your children on their progress this year. 

BURANGA CAMP FOR YEAR 6

On Tuesday 9 June and Wednesday 10 June some of the Year 6 students attended a special camp for students from the various Independent Schools on the Sunshine Coast.  These students participated in one group in the following areas –

  • Writing
  • Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Music (vocal) and,
  • Mathematics

Buranga Camp is a wonderful opportunity for students gifted in these subject areas to work with high achievers from other independent schools on the Sunshine Coast under the direction of teachers who have expertise in these subjects.

On Wednesday afternoon presentations from each of the groups were made to parents and the Primary Heads from Sunshine Coast Independent Schools.  These presentations were a showcase of the amazing work the students had done throughout the two days of Buranga Camp at Mapleton.

We are grateful to Mr Rick Rogers and Mrs Mitchell who helped organize the camp.  Mr Rogers assisted with the Science group at Buranaga for the two days and was our attending staff member for the whole camp.

For a number of years I have been a member of SCIPHA (Sunshine Coast Independent Primary Heads Association) which allows Year 6 students at Glasshouse Christian College to be included in a number of annual activities including Leadership Days, Debating, Chess Competitions and Buranga Camp.

Students who attended the Camp will write articles for the next newsletter in Week 10

Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary

 

 

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