Students from Prep through to Year 6 joined with thousands of students to sing the same song 'Keep On'. At 1:00pm students came together to read and reflect on the words of 'Keep On' as well as watch a short video on the writing of the song. They then joined to fill the hall with pitch perfect sounds! If you missed it you can hear it all again on Friday at the assembly.
On Thursday 15 October an activities team from Bunning’s Warehouse came to PGPS and helped us plant same vegetables, herbs and a lemon tree. They donated them all for free! Students from across all year levels were involved. We planted little seedlings in rows, like watermelon, cucumber, lettuce, corn, thyme, basil and much more! Meanwhile there was a group that was setting up the worm farm which was also donated. We are hoping that all these plants will grow well and we’ll get a good crop! It was so much fun, we can’t wait to get into the garden again!
Elly & Maya
Yesterday students minimised their waste by ensuring lunches and recesses were in reusable containers. In 34J, those who brought rubbish anyway created a simple reminder that we need to reuse rather than throw away our waste. The picture shows off their great work.
Nude Food Day encourages individuals to make their lunch a healthy, nutritious and environmentally friendly meal by filling
it with fresh food and eliminating all unnecessary wrapping!
In 2012, close to one million Australians and New Zealanders participated to make Nude Food Day 2012 the biggest and best yet!
Nude Food Day 2013 will be held on Wednesday 16 October. Schools and workplaces across Australia and New Zealand will compete For the chance of Pender's Grove winning some fantastic prizes, each student can simply register online and nominate Pender's Grove Primary as part of National Nude Food Day.
A special thanks to all those who participated in the Election Day Car Boot Sale yesterday. To those who gathered the lists, structured the timetables in the office, to those who promoted and those who help setup and sold, a sincere thankyou for all your hard work that contributed to a very festive day indeed.
Some say you can't judge a book by it's cover. That might be true but open the cover and look at the inside page and you'll find some great parents and grandparents, teachers and support staff as well as a very large friendly white dog named Raf who tell a wonderful story of who makes up our school.
A group of thirty or more gathered last Saturday to trim, weed, carry, move and even smile as they cleaned up and cleared out our school. This week, many have remarked on the improvements and still more on the cleanliness of the playground. Saturday's effort was a wonderful story of the collaboration that beats at the heart of life in the Pender's Grove community.
Thanks for Mark and Andrea for all their hard work in putting the day together. Make sure you don't miss out on the bits and pieces that will be sold at the coming Car Boot Sale this weekend.
Today students from Years 3 to 6 were the audience in the performance of the Thornbury High School Concert Band. A range of pieces were played and different instruments were demonstrated. We listened to the trumpets, the percussion group and the wind instruments. Jacob was able to play the trumpet in front of all the gathered classes. He did a great job in holding a note for about eight seconds. We enjoyed the ensemble that included a bass guitar, clarinet, guitar and a piano accordion. Thanks to all those who performed and shared their great talent with us.
Thoughts by Jeff, Tayha and Billy (34J).
Our Annual Book Fair starts this Wednesday and continues to Friday. Many students are participating already in the weekly quiz that is being distributed with our newsletters. Feel free to drop in before and after school to snatch up some wonderful books. Your support is greatly appreciated.
All the books sold contribute to raising funds for the purchase of library books. If you are able to spend just a short amount of time supervising the fair then please don't hesitate to speak with Michelle.
A reminder that school photos will be taken tomorrow, Tuesday. All orders and money must be returned to school by tomorrow if you wish to purchase photographs. Please be aware that the school is unable to provide change on this day. All students must be in full school uniform school uniform. Please ensure your child arrives promptly at the start of school as the photographers like to start as close as possible to 9am.
Appreciation has overflowed for Glendy's contribution to our school community in the last few days. Thursday's special farewell assembly highlighted themes of listening, equality and dedication and saw teachers, parents and students contribute in extraordinary ways.
The Prep students replicated a soundscape of a 'Day in the Life of Glendy'. Students in Years 5 and 6 shared their reflections on the significance of their educational experiences and the students in Years 3 and 4 used alliteration and very big letters to share their insights into Glendy's dedication. Students in Years 1 and 2 presented her with a colourful book about the importance of learning. Everyone loved her royal throne constructed by students in OSHC as well as the wonderful premier of 'Glendy' the movie!
Thanks to all those who participated and the staff and students who made the day happen. Their creative and energetic organisation was a gift of thanks in itself!
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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