He­roes cel­e­brate school at­ten­dance

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era and Heather Stephens

Su­per at­ten­dance rates were re­warded with su­per­pow­ers for stu­dents at Wick­ham Pri­mary School last Fri­day.

Chil­dren from kin­der­garten to Year 6 flocked to school dressed as their favourite su­per­heroes, ready for a day of fun ac­tiv­i­ties to cel­e­brate good at­ten­dance dur­ing term two.

They had a ball com­pet­ing in an eight-sta­tion ob­sta­cle course that in­cluded egg-and-spoon races with real eggs, dress-up re­lays and a disco.

To top it all off, each child re­ceived a Paddle Pop.

The day fin­ished with an as­sem­bly, at which stu­dents with top at­ten­dance rates of 90 per cent or more went into raf­fle draws for each class, with the win­ners tak­ing home some of the school’s spe­cialised ro­bots such as Bee Bots, Edis­ons and drones as prizes.

The theme was a lit­eral take on the Wick­ham Pri­mary School val­ues model of HE­ROES, an acro­nym that stands for high ex­pec­ta­tions, eq­uity, respect, op­por­tu­ni­ties for all, ev­ery­one work­ing to­gether, and safety.

The school has in­tro­duced nov­elty at­ten­dance re­ward days once or twice ev­ery term this year as a fun in­cen­tive for chil­dren to come to school.

Staff or­gan­ised a colour run ob­sta­cle course at the end of Term 1 and held a wa­ter and mud day with the help of lo­cal vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers mid­way through Term 2.

Pic­ture: Katy Stevens

Wick­ham Pri­mary School stu­dents be­came su­per­heroes to cel­e­brate good at­ten­dance.

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