Every year the school competes in the Premiers Debating Challenge. Debating is one of the hardest things that you can ever do and many adults quiver at the idea of having to complete against each other. In the Premiers Debating Challenge, students have compete against other schools around a series of topic areas. After choosing from 3 topics, both teams go away and spend one hour preparing their debate. When they choose a topic they have to be sure they can argue for the topic (affirmative) and against the topic (negative). After an hour, they come together to debate in the presence of an audience and an adjudicator judges the debate. Debaters are expected to not only argue for their side but to challenge (rebut) the opposing team. It’s hard work but its amazing seeing year 5 and 6 students doing it. Tomorrow (Monday 20 May), six year 5 and 6 students will be attending a workshop run by the NSW Arts Unit at Lewisham Public School. The workshop is a great opportunity to learn new skills and to consolidate knowledge. After that the school our debating team will be competing in four debates. We wish them all the best of luck.
The staff at St Peters Public School appreciate the time and effort our parents and carers put into helping children learn to read. Your support of your child’s reading has a direct impact on the ease and confidence with which they pursue their reading making a huge positive difference.
Some parents and carers have expressed an interest in finding out more about issues such as how to best support their child in reading at home. Resulting from this interest we have decided to offer a reading workshop where together we look at reading related issues that interest you. There is no charge involved. From the online survey which will be sent out via email next week, we would like input into the issues that interest you, plus your availability times.
123 Magic - Emotion Coaching Workshop
Our School Counsellor, psychologist Jocelyn Brewer, is offering to run the 123 Magic Emotion Coaching Workshop for SPPS parents in Term 2 or 3, 2019. The course will either run for 3 consecutive weeks for about 2 hours each session or one Saturday and it covers a range of skills to help parents better understand children’s behaviours and effective ways to manage these. We would like to offer this at a time so we can maximise your ability to attend and tailor it to the parenting challenges you might be facing to varying degrees. The course is free, but the workbook costs $10.
To express an interest in participating in the survey, please provide your feedback and suggestions at the survey which can be filled in online at: http://bit.ly/2HqJ9mO
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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