Clean Up Australia Day!
Today teachers and students at Pender's spent time togther talking about how important it is to look after our environment and keep it clean. We discussed ways to minmise our rubbish at school and making sure any we do make goes into the bin or the recycling. After lunch the whole school spent some time outside cleaning up our school yard and maiing it lok fantastic!
Our special lunchtime activities have started again for the year. This week we have seen students participating in Lego Building, outdoor chess and the Construction Club. See below for some photos of their amazing efforts!
Northcote District Swimming Sports
Well done to all of the 18 students who particpated on the day. Fantastic efforts all around! Noted results are listed below:
*9/10 girls - Ella - 2nd in breastroke
*11 girls - Rylie - 3rd in breastroke
*12/13 girls - Maya - 3rd in backstroke
*11 girls - Kayla - 4th in freestyle & 5th in backstroke
Good luck to Ella who represents Northcote district in the Darebin Division next week.
Thanks to all the parents who came & supported today and for Terri & Arna for driving. A BIG THANKS to Paula and James for organising the teams.
What a great few weeks we have had at Pender's so far this term. Students spent the first two weeks working hard on our school Startup Program and we had some fantastic presentations at a special Friday assembly focussing on our school's values, Respect, Integrity, Curiosity and Determination, and how we demonstrate these every day at school.
We have also had students participating in Circus Skills sessions each Thursday as part of our whole school Phys. Ed. program. These sessions will continue for most of this term.
Our large chess pieces and new chess board having been getting a workout during a few lunchtimes each week and it has been great to see some of our older students teaching the younger ones the rules and strategy of the game.
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