It has been a very exciting week for us in regard to awarding our very first Gold Reach for the Stars award. The Reach for the Star awards have been a part of the South George Town positive behaviour support program for over 4 years and are a fantastic way of recognising those students who continually uphold our school values of Learning, Respect, Relationships and Responsibility. There has certainly been a buzz amongst the children about who the recipient is and have been eagerly waiting for my YouTube video to drop. Congratulations to Mia Clark who is a much deserving recipient of the award. Mia is certainly a student who demonstrates our values every day and we are proud to acknowledge her as our first ever Reach for the Stars Gold award winner. Perhaps the next level for Mia is platinum!?!
I have been so excited to see the level of engagement in our Draw, Talk, Write program. While our schoolwide focus is on improving our writing, the importance of the encouragement from home can not be understated. Please take the time to sit with your children and be part of their exciting development in writing and reading. A small part of each day in encouraging the reading of books and our Draw, Talk and Write program can have an amazing effect upon your child’s literacy development.
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Country Gold selection trials last week. The sportsmanship and effort demonstrated by all students from all the schools was outstanding and a big well done to those selected to represent the Tamar Association in the upcoming Country Gold carnivals later on in this Term.
|Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August||Book Week (Theme - Dreaming with eyes open...)|
|Tuesday 23 August - Thursday 25 August||Book Fair (Theme - Paws for Books)|
|Tuesday 23 August||Continuing Players Esk Band Excursion to Newstead College|
|Thursday 25 August||Prep Excursion to the George Town Hub for Book Week|
|Thursday 25 August||Whole School Book Week Costume Dress Up|
|Thursday 25 August||Selected Grade 6s Cultural Arts Excursion|
|Friday 26 August||Round 4 Winter Sport (Rain Day 2 September)|
|Monday 29 August||Fathers' Day Dad's Burger Night (@ CFLC)|
|Friday 9 September||Round 5 Winter Sport (Rain Day 16 September)|
|Thursday 22 September & Friday 23 September||Country Gold carnival|
|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|
Students in our school are taking part in the annual Student Wellbeing and Engagement Survey. The Survey will take place in between 26th August and 23rd September 2022.
The wellbeing of all students at South George Town Primary School is important to us. When young people feel safe, connected, and secure, they are more likely to engage in their learning.
This survey forms part of the Department’s Wellbeing for Learning - Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy. It helps us get a picture of the current wellbeing of our students, and what we can do to improve future wellbeing. The more students who take part, the clearer our picture will be.
For questions or concerns please contact our school office on (03) 6382 1546
Well done to all our students who tried out for Country Gold, it was great to see everyone give it their all.
Congratulations to the following Grade 5/6 students who were successful in making it into the 2022 TPSSA Country Gold Teams
|Hockey||Kara, Erika, Aidan, Lillian, Khloe, Pixie|
|Football||Elijah, Hunter, Joel|
|Netball||Sydney, Ruby Cl, Leilani|
As part of National Science Week celebrations, grade 5/6 classes attended three Young Tassie Scientist sessions on Wednesday 10 August. The sessions were held at the George Town Community Hub and coordinated locally with the amazing help of Tanya Nettlefold.
The Young Tassie Scientists program involves early career researchers and professionals who are passionate about their work and present talks and activities based on their field of expertise. The sessions this year included mapping in Antarctica, keeping the brain healthy with neuroscience and marine biology and the study of great white sharks.
Book week is fast approaching!
Theme—Dreaming with eyes open...
Costume dress up day Thursday 25th August.
Tuesday 23rd August - Thursday 25th August.
8.30 am—9 am daily
3 pm—3.30 pm daily
Theme—Paws for Books
|Ollie||Always demonstrating a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards his learning|
|Roman||Always being willing to share his incredible knowledge of the animal kingdom with us!|
|Isabella||Consistently writing correct simple sentences and self checking when asked|
|Ava||An excellent work ethic. Always trying her absolute best|
|Tarliah||Working carefully to produce an accurate model in geography|
|Josh||Acting with integrity. He found money in the playground and honestly handed it in to the office.|
|Zayden||Making the most of learning opportunities. He uses his draw, talk, write share home pack everyday!|
|Bronte||Developing resilience when trying new things. Bronte is also incredibly responsible for school property|
|Coby||His persistence with learning new things, such as riding a bike with two wheels and playing fairly|
|Winnie||Always participating and doing her very best in all learning areas. Keep up the wonderful work.|
|Elliana||Always being a happy and enthusiastic member of out class|
|Caden||Always putting in his best efforts to produce his best work. Well done!|
|Isabella||Her increased focus during small and whole class learning. Well done!|
|Isaiah||Working hard to improve his knowledge of fractions|
|Eli||Working hard to improve his understanding of fractions|
|Kaiden||His focus and effort in regard to his animal inquiry about the copperhead snake|
|Trey||His positive start to term 3, in particular with his work in maths, reading and his animal inquiry|
|Lily-Rose||Her excellent attitude and participation during science activities|
|Chaice||His persistence when completing his literacy tasks|
|Aaron||Working well in partnered reading|
|Pixie||Constantly trying to improve in all learning areas|
Here is the link to this fortnight's Merit Certificate announcement by Mr Hay.
This term students in the Esk Band Program are part of a practice challenge where they are aiming to become the first student in their school to complete 35 days of instrumental practice. “Practice” is completing at least 10mins of playing, focused on improving/mastering a piece from their Tradition of Excellence tutor book or a section of music from a band piece. The 35 days do not need to be consecutive, but that will help students to be the first to finish! Over the 35 days there should be a visible progression through the tutor book. Parents or carers must initial that the practice has been completed.
The first continuing and first beginning student at each school will be awarded a $35 voucher for Barratts Music!