Gal­ston Pub­lic School

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News - By Ca­role Weiss

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.

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