Just a brief reminder to ensure that all interview notes are returned to teachers by this Tuesday so that parent teacher meetings can be scheduled. This will leave time for saff to organise translators and coordinate interviews with families with a number of students at school. Your help in organising this important evening is greatly appreciated. Your scheduled interview time will be sent home on Thursday. We look forward to seeing parents on Tuesday 25 June when teachers will be working throughout the day and into the night to meet with parents.
Please join our school community as it unites to thank Glendy for her years of
service to public education and to our school. She will be retiring at the end
of the term and we would love to send her off with her knowing we are thankful
for her presence amidst us all.
Join us for a 2:30pm start in the hall next
Thursday 20th June.
Your presence will be a wonderful expression of appreciation for Glendy’s contribution to our school.
Yesterday students from Pender’s Grove participated in the Northcote District Cross Country. All students did really well and completed the course. Although none of our students got through to the next round there were some fabulous personal bests.
Our best finishers were:
9/10 year old boys - Hugo 11th
9/10 year old girls - Rylie 12th
11 year old boys - Mohammed 27th
11 year old girls Marthese 9th and Taysen 12th
Everyone had a ball and Todd was thrilled that he beat 7 people! A special thanks to Paula for ensuring everything came together.
The Early Years Team are inviting carers of students in the Early Years to come along and participate in a conversation that connects home learning and schooling. It will be a great place to ask quesitons and reflect learning at home and at school.
A notice was sent home of Friday and if carers wish to attend they are encouraged to return the notify to ensure their place in the conversation by Friday 3rd May.
The Early Learning Neighbourhood Building at Pender’s Grove Primary School.
Tuesday 7th May, 2013 from 6.00-7.00pm.
Students from Prep through to Year 6 participated in their first swimming lesson for the term today. The bus shuttled the students to and fro from the swimming pool. Everyone who went returned excited about the coming weeks of lessons.
Family members with current Working With Children (WWC) Checks or applications pending are welcome to come along and support students in the session their child attends. WWC application forms are available from the office. Please speak to your child's teacher if you are eager to help out.
A reminder that all students must stay with their instructors for the duration of their lesson. We ask that family members do not buy treats for their children from the café at the pool.
Encouraging water safety and confidence in the water is very important. It is great to see so many students not only enjoying themselves but learning some important skills that will ensure their safety around water.
For those who attended the assembly this afternoon they would have had to step around a number of bikes parked in the foyer of the hall. Ride2School day proved so popular that the bike shed was declared 'full' before school and the foyer was used as an overflow bike park! They even sparkled with happiness when a photo was snapped this afternoon!
Glendy announced at assembly that "We have been visited by members of Bike Victoria and they have declared that this has been the most successful year yet!" It seems if we continue to take the healthy option of riding to school then we just might have need for an extension to our bike shed!
Parents, teachers and especially students amazed each other at what can be achieved with some energy and passion to care for others.
This afternoon after school, students clammered to purchase the tasty treats that parents and teachers had prepared for a unique Easter food stall. Marshmellow teacups, honey snacks, cup cakes as well as chocolate balls widened eyes and filled mouths as money was raised for the Good Friday Easter Appeal.
Donations have also been flowing in from the envelopes circulated on Thursday last week. It's not too late to contribute so see the office or ask a teacher if you would like to contribute.
A special thanks to the student organising team as well as those generous enough to share there time and talents by preparing something speical for the stall.
Today's school playground was deserted as the whole school took off to explore Italian culture at the Furlan Club for 'Italiano Festa'!
The day began with a quick flight to Rome with the help of 'Spectaculo Spectaculo' who hosted our dramatic visit. A Vespa arrived and we travelled to the Trevino fountain, the Pantheon, enjoying many experiences along the way. Everyone enjoyed participating in the songs and actions as they sang their way through Rome.
Groups moved onto learn the skills and the difficulties of playing bocce. Teams laughed and tossed their way through numerous games in mixed teams.Soccer proved popular on the soccer pitch and was hosted by Melbourne Heart. Everyone enjoyed a relaxed game, developed their skills and laugh at themselves as they played. It was great to see everyne playing together so well.
Here's a little of what they students in 34J thought as they returned from the day;
"Today we enjoyed the bocce because we bowled the balls and enjoyed knocking the jack and scoring points.” Victor
"I found the cooking activity fascinating because we learned how to cook crostilli and it tasted delicious.” Hannah
"I liked the show in the morning especially when we were throwing giant coins into the Trevi Fountain. When she was on the Vespa bubbles and smoke came out!" Harmany
”My favorite part was the soccer. It was not only fun playing the matheson because it wasn't about winning it was about having an awesome time with Melbourne Heart players.” Tess
"I liked the gelati because I have never tasted an ice cream like that and it was an Italian ice cream.” Anu
"The pasta, bread and butter we had for lunch tasted really better than my sister's.” Amal
A very special thanks to Miss Leeann and 'her family' who shared their skills and passions with us. Wihout their hard work and generous spirit the day would never have happened.
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We don't want anyone to miss our on the Italian Day Festa that is planned for this Tuesday 19 March.
Melbourne Heart will be leading groups through some soccer skills, a unique artistic presentation 'Spectaculo' will be entertaining everyone in the morning, students will be tempted by the Italian cooking demonstration, and students will be thrilled to participate in bocce lessons at the Furlan Club.
Please return permission notes for both the events planned by Pender's and the note from Melbourne Heart by this Thursday along with your $12.00. We don't want anyone to miss out!
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