Blog 34, 2018




From the Principal’s desk


As I left school on Wednesday night the community was enjoying Halloween. There was a lovely atmosphere in the neighbourhood with children dressed up and collecting treats. The weather was balmy and it seemed that most people were out and about enjoying the occasion. It was a wonderful sight and feeling as families wished me a Happy Halloween on my way out. I spent Halloween evening with my brother and his family. They have recently moved back to Australia from America. As you can imagine the Halloween festivities were well and truly alive in that household. Halloween began for our school with our disco last week. Our P&C did a wonderful job of organising. A BIG thank you to our P&C and staff who also volunteered their time. It seems a good time was had by all.

Of course with Halloween comes lollies. We have had some very excited children at school who are full of sugar. We have been asking children who have lollies to put them back in their bags and to fill up on their healthy lunches and recess food instead. We would appreciate your support in limiting the intake of lollies and making sure children do not bring them to school.

Multicultural Day
My favourite day on our school calendar is Multicultural Day. This day celebrates the wonderfully diverse community we live in. I love joining in with our families as they enjoy a picnic lunch at school and reflecting on our beautiful school and its community. Children really enjoyed the activities based around continents which were organised by our community and teachers.
Children and families visited the following places in our classroom blocks:
Africa (Shetland), Oceania (Standarbred), South America (Stables), Asia (Brumby), North America (Clydesdale) and Europe (Thoroughbred).
We had hand painting, sausages and sauerkraut, pikelets, Pakistani and Afghani cuisine, henna tattoos, dancing, art & craft and Aboriginal rock painting.The Examiner Newspaper came along to take photos so watch out for the next edition.Thank you to our parents, volunteers and staff for all your hard work in making the day such a success.
We are already beginning to plan our day for next year. If you are interested in joining in please come along to our next Cultural Competence Committee meeting which will be advertised shortly.