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Our first week of the Swimming and Water Safety program has been undertaken and although we did have the public holiday on Wednesday, the improvement in our students ability in the water is already evident. The SWS program is unique to Tasmania and as an island state surrounded by water, it is a very important educative tool for all of our young people. It is very important that students of all abilities, particularly those who are not confident in the water, engage in the program and reap its rewards.
We have some great competitions running at the moment. The Lego competition is always a favourite and I’ve overheard some very interesting conversations on some imaginative creations. Remember that its ok to use Lego from a kit, but it must be your own creation and not from an already conceived Lego plan. A new and extremely exciting competition/challenge is the 100 word story. We have some very creative and talented writers already in the school and I’m sure that this competition will excite and stimulate more students to pick up the pen (or tap the keyboard) and create the next great Australian (mini) story. We have already had some fantastic entries and students are exploring different ideas to write about. Perhaps the greatest challenge is how to capture the essence of the story in just 100 words- the use of vocabulary, punctuation and clever editing are paramount!
Today is the last day of Dayle Clark as our canteen manager as she takes on a new challenge in a different sphere of work. Dayle has made an outstanding contribution to our school in her time in that role and has led the transformation of our canteen to comply with the governments canteen policy and guidelines. She has also been an amazing teacher of our students when they volunteer in the canteen and a great team member and friend on staff. She always had a smile on her face, a positive attitude and nothing was ever too much trouble- her can do attitude will be greatly missed. Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing how our canteen operates and will keep the community updated on any changes.
Yours in partnership,
|Monday 24th February - Friday 6th March||Swimming and Water Safety Program Grade 1 - Grade 5|
|Monday 2nd March & Tuesday 3rd March||1/2 Gilmartin-Garwood swimming 1.40 - 2.40pm|
|Monday 9th March||Eight Hour Day Public Holiday|
|Tuesday 10th March||School Swimming Event|
|Monday 23rd March||School Athletics Carnival|
|Friday 3rd April||TPSSA Athletics carnival|
|Tuesday 7th April||Whole school Colour Fun Run|
|Wednesday 8th April||Last day of Term 1 for students|
On Monday 24th February, students from Grade 3 – 5 (and selected Grade 6 students) commenced their Swimming and Water Safety Program. The program will run through until next Friday.
Next week students from 1/2 Gilmartin-Garwood will also participate in the swimming program. Details have been sent home with students in that class.
|9.20 - 10.20am||3/4 Edwards|
|10.20 - 11.20 am||4/5 McGinniss-Hardinge|
|11.20 - 12.20 pm||3/4 Achilles-Cameron|
|12.40 - 1.40 pm||Grade 5s and selected Grade 6 students|
Parents are welcome to attend the program. However, students are encouraged to be independent dressers and therefore parents are requested to stay out of the change rooms. A current Working with Vulnerable People Check is required for all parents accompanying children on the walk to the pool. A copy of your current card should be given to the office staff.
If you are already using the SZApp, then you know how easy it is! Our newsletter is distributed every Wednesday through email, on Facebook and through the app. If you use a smartphone, just follow the instructions below! The App also enables you to access the school website and important forms and documents.
George Town Council is very excited to announce the next round of Healthy George Town programs. Below is the link to the Healthy George Town website and the schedule with some fantastic opportunities for all age groups.
George Town Municipality
By responding to this survey during the month of February, you can enter for the chance to win 1 of 4 $250 vouchers to local businesses. You can only submit one response, however please encourage your friends and family to complete it - we want to hear from everyone! There are no age restrictions. Entry into the voucher draw is only available for residents of George Town Municipality, however visitors and employees of the region are still welcome to submit a response. This survey is anonymous - all responses will be de-identified. If provided, your personal details will only be used to contact you regarding the Voucher Draw.