Trea­sures found as stu­dents read up

Central Telegraph - - SCHOOLS LIFE - — Kara Ri­ley, Prin­ci­pal, Prospect Creek State School

Find Your Trea­sure

The stu­dents and staff cel­e­brated Book Week with a fo­cus around this year’s theme ‘Find Your Trea­sure’.

They all en­joyed dress­ing up as their favourite book char­ac­ter and par­tic­i­pat­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties around books.

The stu­dents did cook­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as ‘cat in the hat’ cook­ies and ‘the very hun­gry cater­pil­lar’ sand­wiches.

We even had a spe­cial visit from lo­cal author DJ Grav­ing, who read her book The Mud­dle on McFud­dle’s Farm.

Day for Daniel

Ev­ery year, the stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in Day for Daniel.

On Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26, the stu­dents wore red to raise aware­ness around child safety.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Brad Cow­ell, our school Adopt-A-Cop, ran ac­tiv­i­ties around the three key mes­sages from the Daniel Mor­combe Child Safety Cur­ricu­lum: Recog­nise, Re­act and Re­port.

The stu­dents dis­cussed the im­por­tance of stay­ing safe and what they could do if they were in an un­safe sit­u­a­tion.

Tech­nol­ogy

Over the past few weeks, the stu­dents have been us­ing ‘Sphero’ balls to learn pro­gram­ming and cod­ing skills.

The stu­dents have been mak­ing the Spheros dance and they have been nav­i­gat­ing paths for the robot to fol­low.

Wahroonga

On No­vem­ber 27, some of the res­i­dents from Wahroonga Re­tire­ment Vil­lage vis­ited the school to do some Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties.

The stu­dents served them morn­ing tea, sang songs to them and gave them Christ­mas gifts to take back to all the res­i­dents of Wahroonga.

Drum­ming

All stu­dents cre­ated and prac­tised an African drum­ming per­for­mance as part of the mu­sic cur­ricu­lum ear­lier in the year.

Our school was ex­cited to learn the skills and tech­niques used to play the drums, while hav­ing fun ex­plor­ing all of the dif­fer­ent sounds they could cre­ate.

African drum­ming pro­moted phys­i­cal co-or­di­na­tion, cog­ni­tive func­tions of the brain, team­work skills, cre­ativ­ity and cul­tural aware­ness.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED

BOOK WEEK: DJ Grav­ing reads The Mud­dle on McFud­dle’s Farm to the stu­dents.

A stu­dent dances with a Sphero ball.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Brad Cow­ell dis­cusses child safety with the stu­dents for Day for Daniel.

Stu­dents of­fer morn­ing tea to the res­i­dents from Wahroonga.

Stu­dents do­ing Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties with some res­i­dents from Wahroonga.

Stu­dents dressed up as their favourite book char­ac­ter.

Prep stu­dents per­form their African drum­ming song.

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