Spcial events 2013.
The Year 5/6A served up a real treat with their poetry-themed assembly on Friday.
Each new section was introduced with a rhyming couplet - well done Davies!
The class started with Australia-themed poetry readings. The poems ranged over many topics and were funny and well constructed. The students took great pride in their presentation with several quite dramatic readings.
The class has also been reading to the receptions, and we viewed photographs of their work.
In Science, the class has been studying Earthquakes. They shared videos of their seismograph experiments, where earthquake patterns are created by pulling a length of paper across a rocking table while a pen simulates the seismograph pointer.
Tuck then handed out the Merit Cards - there were lots! - and the birthday cards - quite a few!
Well done Davies and her students for an entertaining and educational assembly.
Secondary School SRC
Primary School SRC
Primary School Captains: Olivia Dyett & Ben Smart
Our 2013 Primary Splash Carnival was held in near-perfect weather conditions on Tuesday afternoon, February 19, in the school swimming pool. Principal Andrew Gravestocks officially opened the event and the Receptions from MAS and Point Pearce were soon bobbing for corks in the sparkling pool.
More games and competitions followed in quick succession with our House Captains (and a few ring-ins) ably assisting teachers and SSOs in organising, encouraging and supporting our younger students.
The score board swayed from one house to another in the early stages and even when Vincent and Spencer pulled ahead it was still anyone's competition up until the last race, the Year 7 surfboard event.
Spencer proved victorious in the end and Koby Polgreen and Maddie Greenslade made most sportsmanship-like speeches after receiving the trophy from Mrs Julie Adams.
Lots of thanks to our Primary House Captains for their help in setting up, to the teachers for organising the classes and to Chelsea Koch and the year 10s for putting up the shelters. A big thank you to Pat Hasting for some truly inspiring photos (on the next page), to Beth Hector for all her support with my first Splash Carnival, to Kellie Whittaker for her assistance and to Julie Adams for her annual presentation. The biggest thankyou goes to Ali Adams for finding the game equipment and for running the events. I'm glad someone knows how to play spoons and pegs in a pool!