Galston Public School
In the last week of term all students contributed to the making of beautiful wreaths to commemorate the Anniversary of the landing at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli. A very moving ANZAC service was then held in the school hall. Students at Galston Public School are now once again on their way to enjoying an exciting and busy Term 2.
Well done to our 7-a-side rugby league team for their efforts at the Parramatta 7-a-side finals day recently. The team did extremely well, playing out three narrow losses to a much more experienced opposition. A great effort, particularly considering none of the boys play weekend sport.
The annual Cross Country carnival which was held in the school grounds was a wonderful success. Students from Kindergarten to Year 6 participated with great energy and sportsmanship. All students ran their hearts out and used enthusiastic voices to cheer for their respective sport houses. As always, our carnivals are supported by an amazing team of teachers and wonderful parents who assisted as course marshals and also provided a special lunch menu. Staff and students couldn’t do without them! A courageous and determined team will now go to compete at the Beecroft Zone PSSA Carnival.
Students are thoroughly enjoying the Mindfulness in Action program which commenced this term. Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present to what is happening in the moment, without thinking about the past or imagining the future. Research into this area shows how important this skill is for all ages. During the classes, Life Skills teachers instil values and positive psychology through various games, breathing exercises, guided stories and relaxation. As well fundamental movements to increase balance, posture and flexibility will be used. These classes help to regulate emotions and boot self- compassion. It is also a tool used to reduce anxiety and stress.
Kindergarten Enrolments for 2017 are now being taken. If you have a child who will be enrolling next year, please assist us by completing an enrolment form, available from the office. Please bring your child’s birth certificate/passport and immunisation documents with you. Your assistance in this matter helps our planning for next year. If you are aware of a family in the area with a child who will be enrolling in Kindergarten next year, please ask them to contact the school office.
If you would like to know more about our awesome school, please contact the school office (9653 2062) and all your questions will be happily answered.