We don’t normally look back at past events in the newsletter, but last Wednesday, St Peters hosted the Grand Final of the UODPS Public Speaking Competition. It was a big day for the school and our staff and stage 3 students were absolutely amazing in their roles as compères, logistical crew and as timekeepers. The feedback from parents, and staff from other schools was fantastic. Our students always rise to these occasions and show the soft skills necessary to help out in these competitions. Well done to all it is a every proud moment for the school.
Mandarin Craft Activity
On Friday 30 November, Ms Yang has organised for a Mandarin Craft Activity at the school. She has invited a Chinese handicraft art group to come in and teach children about making traditional Chinese zongzi (rice dumpling) craft. This workshop is an engaging way for children to participate in Chinese customs. There will be a $9 fee for the incursion and this will take place during standard Mandarin lesson time on this day. A note will be sent home and emailed tomorrow about this.
Before School Supervision
We have seen a rise in the number of students being dropped off and not supervised prior to the beginning of school at 8:30am. After 8:30am you are welcome to drop off students in the playground and leave as we provide a teacher on playground duty. If you need to drop off students before this and are unable to stay and supervise students, please use our before school service Helping Hands. They have capacity in the mornings for casual walk in’s as long as you are enrolled in the service. This can be done free of charge. The fee is $20 for BSC but with the government rebate it is down to about $10.
Just a reminder that we have our Presentation Day assembly on Tuesday 18 December. This is a big morning for the school. Please add this to your calendar. We will have capacity for all families as we have purchased some more chairs. However, we request that you limit the number of your family attending to two and to contact us if you have any more than this wanting to attend.
St Peters Public School acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. St Peters Public School is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.
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