Big Fu­tures for Lit­tle Ar­ca­di­ans

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - My Council -

It was smiles all round as Kinder­garten 2016 kicked off their ‘ big’ school ca­reers at Ar­ca­dia Pub­lic School. They are pic­tured here with Mrs Crouch wear­ing their very spe­cial wel­come gift from our gen­er­ous P&C, an I’m a Lit­tle Ar­ca­dian T- shirt, very cute! The Kindies weren’t the only ones mak­ing new friends. Their mums and dads en­joyed a re­as­sur­ing cup of tea and a chat with un­der­stand­ing par­ents who’ve been through it all be­fore.

Mrs Archer also ap­pre­ci­ated her warm wel­come from the Ar­ca­dian school com­mu­nity as this year each of our stu­dents com­mences Man­darin lan­guage lessons. In­fants and pri­mary school are the most ideal time for stu­dents to com­mence learn­ing about lan­guages. It is an ex­cel­lent ve­hi­cle for pro­mot­ing mem­ory and think­ing skills, de­vel­op­ing em­pa­thy and un­der­stand­ing of oth­ers and a cu­rios­ity for dif­fer­ent cul­tures and ideas.

In early Fe­bru­ary our cap­tains, Ash­lea and Jack, and vice cap­tains, Tsara and Oliver at­tended the stu­dent lead­er­ship camp at Vi­sion Val­ley. It was a great op­por­tu­nity to hone their pub­lic

speak­ing abil­i­ties, meet new friends and prac­tice the skills of co­op­er­a­tive team work. Stu­dent in­volve­ment in de­ci­sion mak­ing and plan­ning is pro­moted and val­ued at our small school.

Gal­ston Pool was the venue for our 2016 swim­ming car­ni­val and as usual it was an ex­cit­ing mix­ture of edge of the seat com­pe­ti­tion, fun, cheer­ing and splash­ing in the nov­el­ties. Best of luck to our swim­mers who will rep­re­sent their school at the Home­bush Aquatic Cen­tre in the zone car­ni­val later this month.

Satur­day April 30 will see our beau­ti­ful grounds full of shop­pers on the look­out for that unique gift for mum. Come along and en­joy the fab­u­lous Ar­ca­dia Mar­kets.

We in­vite you to find out more about the great op­por­tu­ni­ties for your child at Ar­ca­dia PS. Con­tact our school of­fice on 96531207 or visit ar­ca­di­

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