Last Tuesday 7th May Year 1 went on a bush walking adventure to Walkabout Park at Calga. The boys and girls had a great time learning about Aboriginal culture and even had a chance to learn some bush skills of their own, including; boomerang throwing, making bush soap, and using a variety of traditional Aboriginal tools.
Excursion is expected to remain on if it is moderately wet- raincoat etc would be a good idea if rain is forecast. Calga can be quite cool so please ensure your child has adequate clothing.
Lunch should be in secure lunch boxes so that Zoe the kangaroo doesn't get into them!
Looking forward to an exciting day!
Due to the wet weather and subsequent postponement of the school cross country today, we will reschedule the cross country for next Thursday 11th April. Please note this date in your diary.
In the event of a furthe
Harmony Day 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. Stage One students had a great time participating in Harmony Day activities and enjoyed a lovely picnic together.
In our COGS (Connected Outcomes Groups) unit Understanding Ourselves, students in 2GB developed their artistic talents to create portraits of each other. The talented Mrs Blakeney assisted students working in pairs to hone their creative skills, teaching them how to sketch and providing students an opportunity to get to know each other.
Just like looking at a photo - Awesome Artworks 2GB!
On Monday 22nd October Stage 1 had 2 very special visitors, Wendy Goodall and her King Charles cavalier spaniel Hailey. They visited our school to teach us about being a responsible pet owner and how to be safe around dogs. During their visit the children were taught about caring for pets at home. The rules of what to do if they saw a scared dog, an angry dog or a dangerousdog and not to be cruel or tease a dog. The children were involved in role plays, singing and dancing. At the end of the visit a few lucky children were taught how to safely say hello to a dog with its owner.
Two AFL players came to Wamberal Public school today to teach our students the game of AFL. If students would like to continue to play AFL, Auskick is running after school AFL sessions every Monday starting 22nd October to 26th November (inclusive). It will start at 3.45pm and run through to 4.45pm. The cost of the 6 week program is $45 and includes 6 weeks of NAB AFL Auskick Tuition and activities, plus a NAB AFL Auskick Pack. Notes will go out this week.
Big congratulations must go out to Jessica Maiden-Ross from Stage 1 and Gwendolyn Haydon from Early Stage 1 for a fantastic effort at the recent Hunter / Central Coast Premier Public Speaking Competition. The girls travelled to Heaton Public School last Thursday 13th September and presented their speech in front of a large audience. Making it all the way to this level is a huge achievement and everyone at Wamberal Public School is proud of how you represented the school, yourselves and your family. From all accounts both students were sensational in delivering their speech and we look forward to seeing these girls compete again next year.
Stage One Team 2014
Mr Foyel (AP)