We are once again back into the swing of things at school and have had a busy couple of weeks. Our students continue to be focused learners and striving to do their best in all facets of school life.
This was no more evident than on Monday when we had our school cross country. The participation and effort demonstrated was exceptional. A comment was made about how much effort our children exhibited, in comparison to other schools that one of our spectators works in. Miss Fish organised a stunning day for the event, and as always she had ensured that the children were enthusiastic and well prepared. The student leader helpers were also outstanding, even though some had already ran in a race they continued to run with other events to help out. Thank you to those student leaders and Miss Fish for her organisation and enthusiasm.
We also held our fancy/crazy hat day on the same morning of the cross country in support of raising money for research into Multiple Sclerosis ($370 is an amazing result). There was a wide array of great looking hats and I think that this might be a tradition we can build upon in coming years. Certainly there was some talk of what was on the children’s minds of what they might create next year!
Unfortunately illness and COVID still remains within our school. Our attendance certainly has taken a hit over the past 2 weeks after a very strong start to the term where we were tracking at nearly full attendance every day. We continue to support families in their management of illness and remind everyone that we have supplies of RATs at school available. If you need extra please feel free to contact us for more supplies. It seems that this will be a challenging cold and flu season and we’ve also had gastro thrown in already on top of the COVID challenge.
School continues to remain under a different set of COVID protocols than the rest of the community. Face mask wearing and limiting the mixing of different cohorts of people is still part of our education department current policy. As such, the Tamar Valley cross country carnival will have a separate seating area for adults away from the seating area for students and staff. Please be aware that you will be required to remain in this area and will not be allowed to visit your child. If you want to collect your children early from the event then that will be via myself (Mr Hay) as I will be around the adult viewing area. I know this seems extreme given what the restrictions are at non school events, but we are mandated to operate under these guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.
|Monday 13 June||Queens Birthday (Public Holiday)|
|Thursday 30 June||Whole School Photo Day (Online Orders Only)|
|Friday 8 July||End of Term 2|
|Monday 25 July||Professional Learning Day (Student Free Day)|
|Tuesday 26 July||First Day of Term 3 for Students|
|Friday 30 September||Last Day of Term 3|
|Monday 17 October||First Day of Term 4|
|Friday 4 November||Professional Learning Day (Student Free Day)|
|Monday 7 November||Recreation Day (Public Holiday)|
|Wednesday 21 December||Students Last Day of School for 2022|
Yesterday Prep Quinn were given the opportunity to take part in the Bell Bay Aluminium Tree Planting Day. As it was also National Simultaneous Storytime, George Town Library were there to read a story to the students and each were then given a goodie bag at the end. It was a beautiful day for listening to a story and planting some trees.
Each fortnight we will be putting the spotlight on one our staff members, so that you can get to know our wonderful South family.
My role at SGTPS
I teach grade 5/6
These are a few of my favourite things
- Raindrops on roses.
- Crocheting and baking.
- Family history and videogaming.
- Hearing a lyric and starting to sing.
- These are a few of my favourite things.
- Lack of manners
- No pets, just an odd wallaby in the yard.
A few fun facts
- I lived in the USA where I experienced a white Christmas, twice.
- My first gaming console was the Super Nintendo and I’ve loved videogames ever since.
- I grew up in Queensland.
- I lived on a naval base.
- I have ancestors who lived in George Town in the 1870’s.
Last term, Rita Miller (ex -Teacher), dropped in some resources she’d held on to since her time teaching a while ago.
Rita’s donation included these 3D models of dinosaurs. The kids LOVED this display and spent a lot of time looking closely at the models, reading and sharing info they knew about dinosaurs.
On Monday we held our annual cross country. It was great to see so many students participating and trying their best.
A big thank you to Miss Fish for organising the day. Thank you also to our fabulous older students who ran all afternoon, in their own races and then again to support our younger students.
This supportiveness is what makes South George Town Primary School such a special place! There are more photos on our school's facebook page.
A Cross Country report from Miss Fish
The points margin between the houses was the closest it has been in a while, so I do feel Wattle are ready for a big year in 2023. Final points were:
Banksia – 399 points
Wattle – 324 points
A big thank you to all the people that assisted throughout the day whether that be on the finish line or supporting the students. To our grounds people for helping me prepare the track, a huge thanks also.
The grade 6 students that ran throughout the day to support our younger students also did a fantastic job as did some Grade 5 students that stood around the track on check points prior to their event.
To all the students that participated I say a massive well done – everyone did their best which is what we spoke about during PE lessons. Seeing lots of smiles as people crossed the finish line also made for a great day!!
Well done to everyone and good luck to those who will be taking part in the TPSSA carnival on Wednesday 1st June at Beaconsfield.
|Prep Girls||Prep Boys|
|Grade 1 Girls||Grade 1 Boys|
|Grade 2 Girls||Grade 2 Boys|
|Grade 3 Girls||Grade 3 Boys|
|Grade 4 Girls||Grade 4 Boys|
|Grade 5 Girls||Grade 5 Boys|
|Grade 6 Girls||Grade 6 Boys|
|Brett||participating and trying his best in our school cross country - well done Brett!|
|Amiah||being a great learner by always trying her best and working hard during all learning activities|
|Kye D||doing a fantastic job of sounding out and blending sounds during Literacy activities|
|Savannah||always being a responsible leader in the classroom who shows integrity and kindness|
|Piper||always being a motivated learner who looks for ways to improve|
|Coby||his improving attendance and greeting his class mates with a huge smile each day|
|Archie||his persistence with challenges and accepting help when needed so that he can be successful|
|Whole class||their enthusiastic participation in the cross country|
|Elliana||Using her spelling knowledge to spell more challenging words|
|Twiggy||Her love of learning and growing confidence in reading|
|Amity||always working hard to achieve her learning goals!|
|Lutana||working hard to complete learning tasks to higher standard in a timely manner|
|Zeph||Being a responsible learner|
|Alyrah||Taking the time to ask questions to help clarify her thinking|
|Shaeisha||always working hard and focusing on class tasks. Shaeisha has also developed the confidence to ask for help when needed|
|Elijah||his positive approach towards classroom learning. Elijah is making gains in all academic areas!|
|Sydney||always being one of the first to contribute in class discussions and asking great questions|
|Sharni||being a positive, hard-working class member who always gives her best|
Here is the link to this fortnight's Merit Certificate announcement by Mr Hay.