Elgin to launch book in Tocumwal
Tocumwal paralympian Don Elgin is holding a book launch and signing at Tocumwal Preschool on Friday, August 28.
Be at the school from 6pm to 8pm to hear from Don, who is an accomplished speaker.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the preschool.
Don’s book is aptly titled One Foot on the Podium - ever the joker our Don.
The preschool will be holding its parent information evening on Wednesday, August 5 at 7.30pm.
This is a very valuable information night and shouldn’t be missed if this is your child’s first year at Tocumwal Preschool.
Winner of the Lions raffle this week was Liza Baldwin.
Once again those hardy Lions were out braving the inclement weather to sell tickets so the community could benefit from their labours.
But their cheery faces and warm chatter made us all feel warm Saturday morning.
Tocumwal Preschool is holding its 2016 re-enrolment day for three and four yearolds on Friday, August 14, from noon to 2pm.
For the new enrolments, sign up is day Friday, August 21.
See Jessica about the before and after preschool care which will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.30am until 4pm at the same building. A great help for working parents.
Last Friday, Tocumwal Public school students in Years 3-6 participated in a gala style sports day at Mulwala.
Children participated in sports including soccer, AFL, matball and netball.
Despite being a little cold and windy, all students had a fun day.
Thank you to the parents for their assistance on the day by helping out with the management and coaching of the teams.
On Friday, TPS hosted its athletics carnival at the Tocumwal Recreation Reserve.
They began at 9.45am with all students participating in the march past.
They then moved onto their regular events for the day.
Field events were held in between rain showers.
Thanks to all the parents and family who attended and helped out in many ways to make the day a success.
TPS will be holding an assembly tomorrow, starting at 2.15pm, to celebrate Education Week and the love of learning.
This will involve a class performance and some presentations of certificates.
Today, students will be given the opportunity to visit the school library, where there will be displays of new books.
Students will view the books then take home a wish list containing the names of books they would like to purchase. There is no obligation to buy.
Then on Thursday each class will be given time to buy their selected books and start enjoying them.
A percentage of the book sales are donated back to the school as books for the library.
Thank you to those families who have been able to support this worthy promotion in previous years.
This afternoon, TPS is having some performing artists visit to perform the story of the Little Bad Wolf.
When the Big Bad Wolf retires it’s time for his nephew the Little Bad Wolf to take charge of the forest and scare the inhabitants silly.
However, the Little Bad Wolf isn’t big, and he isn’t bad at all.
Word is out, there’s a new wolf in town and he’s more of a pushover than a house of straw.
On his first day on the job, the Little Bad Wolf sets out to blow down the houses of the Three Little Pigs, but the pigs are not alone. The tables have turned. It’s the Little Bad Wolf that gets blown away in a barrage of bullying and slapstick trickery.
Meet Fido, the Pigs pet crocodile.
Sore and sorry for himself, the Little Bad Wolf must make a choice, become big and bad like his uncle, or find another way to keep the peace in the forest.
The tale of the Little Bad Wolf ties everything together in a story relevant to contemporary children about gaining the confidence and skills to stand up to the bullies in life.
The performance will begin at 2pm.
During the first week of the Term 2 school holidays, TPS students Mackenzie Loughridge and Alex Laker travelled to Werribee Park to complete in the Victorian Interschool Championships which was held at the National Equestrian Centre in Werribee.
The two girls competed with over 40 other riders in their age group in dressage, show jumping, combined training, handy mount and show riding classes.
Both girls rode extremely well and were great representatives for Tocumwal Public School and placed in the top 15 riders in most of their classes.
The girls were great ambassadors for TPS and they enjoyed being able to catch up with friends they made last year from other schools.
Congratulations on a wonderful competition.
The Young Scientist Awards committee is running the 2015 Young Scientist Paper Plane Challenge and Tocumwal Public school is excited to participate.
There are set rules to the competition which will be distributed to all classes.
Entrants will have to fold their plane at a table then fly them.
There are two sections — distance and airtime.
For those who come first, second or third, or any other student who beats the qualifying marks of 12 metres for distance or five seconds for airtime, will qualify to participate in the finals in Sydney on Saturday, August 29. This is obviously up to individual’s parents and there is no pressure to do this.
Mrs Hatty will run the competition in a couple of lunch breaks in August. A video taping will also be made of the competition as part of the entry into the Regional High Flyers competition.
So kids, start folding and practising and let’s have some fun.
Sacred Heart School’s junior room will have a very special visitor tomorrow as part of the Responsible Pet Ownership program when a facilitator stops by with a pet dog.
The program uses multimedia, role play, song and story to provide primary school children with a smorgasbord of stimulating activities to teach a wide range of concepts relating to responsible pet ownership.
The program focuses on teaching students about dog safety incorporating: when dogs should be left alone, things we should not do to dogs, how can you tell if a dog is happy, frightened or angry, a safe way to approach and greet a dog, and what to do if approached by an unknown or aggressive dog.
The program also introduces and develops the following concepts: choosing an appropriate pet, general welfare and husbandry, the importance of identification and registration, confinement and housing, exercise and training.
There are a few adults who would also benefit from this program, maybe their children will relay the information.
In preparation for entry into secondary learning, Finley High School Year 7 advisor Brittany Scott will visit Sacred Heart School next Wednesday to speak to the Year 6 students about transition into Year 7 at Finley High.
Sacred Heart students eligible to compete at the diocesan athletics carnival at Alexandra Park, Albury on August 7 are: Zander Griffin, Logan Hollister, Will Johnson, Holly Noonan, Danielle Dines, Kate Purtill, Tayah Hollister, Sarah Johnson, Annie McLeod, Skyla Griffin, Nicholas Noonan, Nate Grieves, Mac Soule and Percy Dines.
As they prepare for their individual events we congratulate them on making the team.