What a fantastic two weeks it has been with a flying start to the term. There has been plenty of quality learning happening in all the classrooms as Drishaya and Evette point out in their article written for this newletter.
Perhaps though the two highlights have been the great start to our Peer Support program and the immense success of the Pogothon Challenge, which is joint venture between many public schools including ourselves Tempe, Petersham and others. On a hot Friday morning, children from 3/4T walked after PSSA to Tempe PS for the Pogathon. At 1pm the challengers started to bounce of their pogo sticks. The aim was to keep as many people in the court as possible and bounce for one hour. The challenge is supporting beyondblue which is an organisation tackling issues of depression. The ability to bounce back and be resilient to various difficulties we face in life is a 21st century skill. Last Friday I witnessed a perfect visual example of that as tired bodies, chaffed knees and souring temperatures were overcome to meet the challenge. Miss Thomson who led the students has been a stirling supporter of the challenge and for that we are very grateful.
Peer Support is in full swing and with two sessions now it was very interesting to discuss and reflect with the 5/6LW students leading the groups how the two different sessions differed. All agree it was challenging and interesting. Walking around the groups it is clear that it is a fantastic addition to our personal development and well being programs.
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