Diwali – The Festival of Light

Hi everyone,

This afternoon we looked into the wonderful celebration known as Diwali which was celebrated yesterday. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

As a learning community we spoke about the importance of the Diwali celebrations. We had some very special helpers from year 6 come and help create our class Rangoli’s. Deepthi, An-Maria and Shanthana created original designs for our class to be able to decorate to display within our learning community. Rangoli’s are made during the Diwali celebrations and can be made out of rice, dry flower and coloured sand.

Have a look at our amazing Rangoli’s below 🙂

Sports Day

Earlier this year, the Sports Day was cancelled due to weather conditions.  It has been rescheduled to Friday 25 October 2019 and will be held on the school oval.

School will commence at the normal time of 8.50am and finish at 3pm.  Students will need to wear their sports uniform but may wear a coloured shirt for their sports house.

The program will be run until 1.00pm with classes returning to their classrooms when not required to be at the oval.

Parents are welcome to attend to watch their child participate. If you are able to assist your child’s teacher with the sports day activities, please advise them.

8:50am School commences
9:00am Opening ceremony – whole school
9:15am Year Reception – 2 only

Junior Primary baton relay (12 races)

9:35am Year 3 – 6 only

Upper Primary baton relay (8 races)

10:00am Year Reception – 2 only

Junior Primary rotation (6 stations @ 10 mins each)

Year 3-6 return to class

11:00am Junior Primary rotation finish
11:00 -11:20am RECESS
11:30am Year 3-6 only

Upper Primary rotations (7 rotations @ 10mins each)

Year Reception – 2 in class

12:40pm Rotations finish

Boys v Girls relay

Junior Primary classes return to oval

12:45pm Presentation
1:00 – 1:40pm LUNCH
1:40 – 3:00pm Normal class program
3:00pm School finishes

The canteen will be open during the sports day program.  There will be a special lunch menu.  Please pre-order by returning the attached order form with payment to the front office or canteen.  Alternatively, you can order using the Qkr app.  Parents are welcome to make purchases from the canteen.

Item Cost
Meat Pie $4.00
Sausage Roll $3.50
Tomato sauce 20c
Hot Ham & Cheese Roll $4.50
Fried Rice $4.50
Hotdog with sauce $4.50
Fruit Box

apple, apple & blackcurrant, tropical, orange

$1.50
Flavoured Milk

chocolate, strawberry, banana

$3.00

R/1MS House Colours

House: FRANKLIN

Irin
Mr Stramare

House: O’LOUGHLIN

Khyle
Annabelle
Layla
Eva
Alexa
Nelson

House: O’SULLIVAN

Enrique
Daemon
Mikayla
Alana
Hayley

House: TRAVERS

Kobe
Charlize
Jason
Emily
Max
Chloe
Alexia
Mitchell

R/1EQ House Colours

House: FRANKLIN

Nahom F
Felipe

House: O’LOUGHLIN

Adum
Nyok
Declan
Harper
Milica
Oliver
Dhyani
Catharen
Mithra

House: O’SULLIVAN

Darina
Elnathan
Shane
Nhial
Bibi
Alexander

House: TRAVERS

Bodhi
Nahom
Zac
Charlee
Arjan
Mr Bartold

Come Play With Me

R/1 EQ & MS have been joining our neighbours R/1MC & EN in the mornings recently for the aptly named Come Play With Me.  Teachers across all four classrooms have reflected that by commencing the day with play, greater levels of positivity are permeating throughout the classrooms. The students are reflecting on the experience also, where they often speak about the joy of being able to share in the learning with peers from other classrooms and the increased number of provocations that are available to them. The natural flow of students within the space is one filled with creativity, curiosity and collaboration. As the village, we are now looking into the possibility of small focus groups working with a teacher in the areas of technology and ecology and key areas of the curriculum including numeracy and literacy as to utilise the wonderful facilities on campus, including; the Kuyangani; MUDLA and the newly established Triple M Centre (Music and Multi-Media studio). Today 12 students were able to explore the green screen room as a provocation.

With the collaboration of the four R/1 classes in the morning we have restructured the time table to accomodate come read with me to other times throughout the day. This allows for greater flexibility in student engagement and also allows for vertical learning opportunities with senior students who are able to work/listen/collaborate with the students in our two classes.