We will be conducting our first assembly of the year at 9.30 this Friday in the gym. All are welcome to attend, but we do ask that you sign in at the office using our new check in system. Likewise when we hold our athletics carnival on March 15th, please sign in via the office. Once you have signed in you will be able to move outside to the carnival, or to the gym.
One of our themes this year will be “leaning into learning”, that is trying difficult things. We have a lot of students doing that across the school at the moment, none more so than the great number of students who have taken up the recorder for the first time. Our music teacher, Ms Long, has done an amazing job of inspiring the next generation of musicians. If the number of enthusiastic recorder players creating the cacophony of noise at lunch times and after school is anything to go by then we certainly have a lot of students “leaning into learning” in that area.
I would encourage any of the grade 3-6 students who have been also inspired by Ms Long in music to seriously consider joining the Esk Band program. We have extended out the time in which to enrol by another week. We would love to have as many children as possible participate in this very rewarding program. We understand that there is a cost involved, but our philosophy is that anyone who is committed to the program can participate and we have the ability to work out ways for that to happen. Please see Ms Bumford or Mr Hay and we can work something out.
A reminder that as the mornings begin to cool off an we begin to wear more clothing in the mornings to have all of our clothes labelled. Often those cool mornings can turn into beautiful warm days and jumpers, jackets, etc. can be left lying about. If they are clearly labelled we can return them to their rightful owner.
I would like to wish Mrs Della White safe travels as she embarks on well earned long service leave between now and the end of term. We welcome Ms Terri Gibbons who will be teaching the class in Mrs White's absence.
Yours in partnership,
Here are the photos from last week when her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania, Mr Warner, Alderman Greg Kieser, Mayor George Town and Mr Shane Power, General Manager George Town Council visited our school
|Piper||Doing a wonderful job with her weekend writing, including finger spaces and full stops. Well done!|
|Grayson||Trying his best in weekend writing and free write Fridays. So impressed!|
|Hendrix||Trying his best to concentrate during mat time and for being more confident to share ideas|
|Skyla||Making an excellent start to her learning in 2021!|
|Molly||Making an exceptional start to grade 2. She is a fantastic role model to others|
|1/2 Gilmartin - Hardinge|
|Isaac||A wonderful start to his education at South George Town Primary school|
|Clodagh||Being an enthusiastic and confident learner|
|Mahalia||Working hard in all areas and for always giving new things a go!|
|Aiden||Working hard to complete all tasks to a higher standard!|
|Eathen||Being a great class leader at the front of the line|
|Ani||Being a caring and considerate class mate|
|Willow||Listening to instructions for tasks and completing them promptly|
|Charli||Always having a smile on her face and for bringing a positive attitude to learning to class|
|Aidan||Being resilient when faced with challenges and for always giving things a go|
|Paige||Her improved focus and effort. Paige also seeks help when unsure which leads to a better understanding|
|Ruby||Her focussed approach towards all learning and for asking for help when unsure|
|Lola||Starting the year in a hard working, responsible and polite way|
|Tyler||Making good choices in both the playground and the class room|
P-6 and Reach for the Stars
The school LEGO competition for 2021 is now up and running and open to all students. This competition encourages students to use their imagination and creativity to design and build something that is new and original. This year we will be running three separate age groups for Kinder to Year 2, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. Students should start bringing their entries in for judging after Monday 15th March. Judging finishes on Thursday 25th March. Entries will be put on display for the week. Certificates and prizes are up for grabs for each age group, plus special prizes for the overall school champion.
See Mr Baty ASAP for more information.
Did you know that South George Town Primary School is now on Instagram? We have been on Facebook for several years but would like to spread the word about our wonderful school to a wider audience. Please like and follow us on
|Monday 8 March||Eight Hour Day - PUBLIC HOLIDAY|
|Monday 15 March||Athletics carnival|
|Friday 26 March||TPSSA Athletics Carnival|
|Thursday 1 April||Student Free Day|
Friday 2 April -
Tuesday 20 April
|School holidays (Including Easter Holidays)|
|Wednesday 21 April||Term 2 begins|
Our School Association AGM will be held on Monday 29th March at 3.30pm in the Staff Room. Nominations for all positions are welcome , if you are interested please contact the school office.
If you would like to become a parent member of our committee and have some input into school activities and help to raise some money for all the fun things we do, we would encourage you to come along! Our meetings are only a few times per year and our parent group is very welcoming.
This weekend as a part of our 2021 schedule Drop In Skate School are offering a FREE skating workshop.
WHEN: Saturday 6th of March
TIME: 10:00am - 2:00 pm
WHO: Kids aged between 5 and 17 years of age
Local qualified skateboard instructors Aaron and Kyle will work with a group of 20 kids, learning the basic first steps to skateboarding such as balance, stance, fakies, grinds, ollies, safety, and more! All while also having fun at a George Town skate park.
Skateboards are supplied. All participants must bring along their own helmet to attend.
Come along and try something new, skateboarding is for everyone!
Parents are welcome to drop their children off for the workshop but they must be aged 5 and above, and be registered via the link below.