Let me start with a thank you to Andrea and Skye for their organisation of the bush dance last Saturday. This event was a rare opportunity for the community to get together for no other reason than to have a good time without the addition of a fundraising or task driven focus. And for those who were free to make it along, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening which got the blood pumping and the face smiling. Follow the link to the website for some great photos:
Thanks also to everyone for making Tuesday’s Canberra Garden Market such a success. To see students and parents working side by side with their innovative products and wares for sale was absolutely delightful, and of course the support from community was terrific. The combined sales saw a generous amount of $389.65 raised towards supporting the Biggies Canberra camp in October.
Once again a big thanks to Xiaoxin for yet another round of Chinese Club. Feedback from students is that they have thoroughly enjoyed learning another language and this was all topped off by some tasty Chinese treats in the last session.
One could be forgiven for thinking that a major accident had occurred at the school when an ambulance with flashing lights and siren blaring arrived at the school on Wednesday morning. Rest easy. It was Huw’s mum Lauren who had brought the ambulance for the Kinders as part of their investigation into services within the local community. Who knows, we may have some future paramedics in our midst.
On the same day the Middlies 3/4 took themselves off to Arm End for their Environment Day where they visited the tomb of William Gellibrand, an industrious man who dug the vault and built the tomb well in advance of his own death!
Our PE concert on Thursday was a treat to witness. As you would be well aware, skipping has been the exercise of choice lately and it’s certainly added another dynamic to the playground. Thanks Georgie for putting this together and keeping us all fit. Also on Thursday after school, a forum for the 2017 Kinder/Prep/1/2 parents was held allowing an opportunity to further explore the opportunities and challenges that may lie ahead under the new class restructure.
Today saw the Middlies 1/2 head off for a visit to the Aurora Australis as a result of a special invitation. The tour allowed children to see the working and living conditions on board along with the purposes of scientific exploration and research. The visit ties nicely in with their current project about continents.
Now that’s what I call an eventful week which caps off yet another busy term at Cottage School. We’ve seen a lot of people succumb to the viruses that have been going around this term, and the term break has come at the right time so that we can all get our health and well being into order. Be assured, Term 4 will be another cracker with lots of great things planned. So enjoy the break, keep safe, get well and we’ll see you all on Tuesday 11th