Our grade 3-6 Area have been doing some amazing work this term as part of their Earth Sceince Inquiry Unit. See below for some fantastic images of Earth models and also some amazing reseach work done via the use of QR codes!
We are delighted to be able to announce that Classroom Cuisine will be working with us providing school lunch orders that will be delivered to the school from the start of Term 2. At this stage we will be trialling Classroom Cuisine during Term 2 and then making a decision later as to whether we can continue the service after that.
Classroom Cuisine has been in operation since 2009 and provides school lunches to over 80 schools in Melbourne including some of our neighbouring schools in Northcote, Fairfield and Thornbury. Orders can be made for four days per week (Monday, Wednesday. Thursday and Friday) via their website with no orders or money being collected by or at the school.
For more information or to register please navigate to: https://classroomcuisine.com.au/
There is also a link to the Classroom Cuisine website on the menu at the left or download a copy of the menu below.
Lunch orders will be available at Pender's Grove from Wednesday April 19th.
I was very proud last week to be able to represent Pender's Grove PS on a visit to our prospective sister school, Doan Thi Diem School in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The school has around 3000 students in over 80 classes at their main campus and it was fantastic to see the students and teachers learning and teaching in a number of visits both there and to the school's other campuses during the week.
The school's Principal, Mrs. Hien and her Assistant Principals were fantastic hosts and made sure that I saw not only saw lots of the school but also experienced a range of cultural activities during our time there.
Students and staff from the school will be visiting Melbourne during this June and I am looking forward to catching up with them then. I am also hoping we will be able to host students from the school at Pender's Grove during 2018.
See below for some images from the visit.
The Victorian School Sports Awards are the highest sporting accolades presented in the Victorian government school system and earlier this week, Rylie, one of our Grade Sixes from last year, received an award for her achievements in hockey.
Only three students from Victorian State primary and secondary schools received awards for hockey so this is a fantastic achievement by Rylie.
Some of her achievements that were highlighted at the ceremony were:
· Selection in 2016 for Hockey Victoria’s under -13 team that competed at the National championships
· Representing Victoria in the under-12 team at the School Sport Australia Championships
· 2015 Sportsperson of the year at her local hockey club
We are always proud of our students’ achievements outside of school and we congratulate Rylie and wish her all the best with her future involvement in hockey.
Pender's students have been having a fantastic time over the last few weeks participating in the Little Devils Circus program each week.
The program teaches a range of age-appropriate circus skills over a number.of weeks across the term. In the final week students will show off their skills at a special afternoon show for parents and the community.
The Little Devils Program also aims to increase feelings of resilience and coping, with a focus on teaching perseverance, building confidence and self-esteem
What a great week we have had back at school here at Pender's this week!
On Thursday we welcomed our 22 new Foundation students and it has been great to see how well they have settled into the school and the enthusiasm on their faces each morning!
Our Grade 1-6 students have been back at school since Tuesday and they have been working hard on our startup program this week. The startup program focusses on the new school year and ways in which we can all be our best in our learning and for our community.
Don't forget about our 2018 Prep Experience program that starts on February 13th. More detail can be found in the post below this one.
Thanks to everyone in our wonderful Pender's Grove community for helping to make 2016 such a brilliant year! We look forward to seeing everyone back in the new year. Congratulations and good luck to our amazing Grade Sixes who are heading off to new adventures at secondary school!
School starts again for 2017 on Tuesday January 31st (Grade 1-6) and Thursday February 2nd (Foundation). Our office will be open on Monday January 30th from 9am-4pm for any general enquiries. If you are interested in enrolling your child at the school for 2017 please email the school on email@example.com at any time.
A reminder that we have a number of 2018 Transition events planned for any families that are interested in possibly starting at the school in 2018.
Storytime: Monday February 13th, 20th & 27th from 2.45-3.15pm
Open afternoons: Wednesday March 8th, 15th & 22nd from 2.45-3.15pm
Music sessions: Friday March 3rd, 10th & 17th from 9.30-10.00am
*Please contact the school for more information about these events
Thanks everyone for their tremendous efforts over the last 12 months with fundraising for our new shade sails. Our installers have finished their work today and the area looks fantastic. It was lovely to see so many students making the most of this huge new quiet space to eat, chat and rest during lunchtime and recess today.
What a great night we had last Friday when so many of our students, parents carers and families came along to our Footsteps Dance Night. Over the last term our students have been participating in weekly dance lessons and this was their night to show those fantastic skills off! It was also great to see so many family members getting up and joining in with the fun!
Thanks to everyone who came along and, as always, to our fantastic Community Events Committe who organised the sausage sizzle on the night.
Here is a glimpse into the life of our school community. It is both an invitation to join us and a celebration of learning along the way. Please consider encouraging our students by making a comment.
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