Primary

It has been very quiet around the Primary School this week without the company of Year 6 students. They are heading home tonight after having an amazing time exploring our National Capital. The students participated in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia's history, culture, heritage and democracy. The students and staff were based at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). Their itinerary including excursions to Parliament House, Australian WAR Memorial, National Museum of Australia, Questacon (National Science and Technology Centre), Government House, National Capital Exhibition, National Dinosaur Museum and National Arboretum.

Our Canberra Camp is another great opportunity for our Year 6 students to continue to build on their leadership skills whilst having a great time with their friends and teachers.

Special thanks to Ms Allen, Miss Joyce, Mr Edwards, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Goss and Miss Graves for travelling with our 56 students and for being so willing to be part of this very rewarding experience. A big thankyou to Mrs Philpot for all her hard work behind the scenes.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit Canberra as part of their Civics and Citizenship Education program. We thank the Australian Government for contributing funding of $260.00 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program.

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It was great to see so many parents at our first Assembly of the term. Today our terrific threes proudly shared their learning journey about special celebrations around the world. Thank you Year 3B for telling us all about important events and also honouring people from history.

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Congratulations to all our Merit Award Recipients.

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Mother's Day is on Sunday and is a very special day of celebration for all our wonderful Mums. The Year One's are now very busy preparing a Mass dedicated to Mothers. This Mass has been purposely scheduled for next Friday, 15th May as our Year 6 students were away on camp this week. Our Mass will begin at 9 am in the gym and will be followed by a light morning tea in the Exhibition Centre. Mothers are very welcome to visit classrooms from 8.30 - 8.45 am on the day.

As Pre-Primary Mums enjoyed a pampering session this week with their delightful children, it will be a 'good-bye' at the door day for our Pre-Primary children on Friday so they can make the long journey to the gym and be ready for the start of Mass.

Year One parents are kindly requested to visit the classrooms after Mass as the children need to spend all their morning time getting organised for their Mass.

Next week our Year 3 and 5 students will complete their NAPLAN tests. It is important we all encourage the children to do their personal best but do not place any extra pressure on them. Please make sure your children are well-rested and eat a healthy breakfast so that they can work at their optimum during the test period.

I hope all families enjoy a beautiful day on Sunday.

Kind Regards,
Antoinette De Pinto
Head of Primary

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