Fantastic learning experiences
Berrigan Public School continues to move forward providing lots of fantastic teaching and learning experiences to develop the learning outcomes of all our students.
This week we celebrate Education Week, and the 2015 theme is ‘Celebrating Local Heroes’.
Schools have been encouraged to develop their alumni networks and celebrate their local heroes.
Alumni means a former pupil who is a graduate of a particular school.
So when thinking of local heroes, we can be thinking of past students who have gone on to be someone special or do something special.
Of course there is no one more special, or more of a hero to our students, than the parents and grandparents of our students who have also gone through Berrigan Public School.
Our timetable for Education Week is as always, represents another busy week.
Breakdown of our busy Education Week:
Monday: The School Public Speaking competition began. It ran in conjunction with the Lions Club Public Speaking competition.
Students from Years 3/4 present speeches on ‘ Our Helpers’ — the people in the community who help others.
Year 5/6 students presented talks on ‘ A Major Natural Disaster’. They were asked to speak as a member of the United Nations Disaster Committee, reporting on the disaster.
Tuesday: The school held it athletics carnival.
The students had been very busy practising their skills every Tuesday for the past seven weeks with Ken and Rick Gardiner.
It was another great day with stiff competition between the two sporting houses, Momalong and Algudgerie. These houses have been rivals for many, many years.
On Tuesday evening, a special P&C meeting was held to showcase our students’ ICT skills with presentations from across the school.
Our two school ICT co-ordinators, Bec Ware and Jenny Fruend, spoke to the P&C about our ICT learning journey – where we are and where we want to go.
Wednesday: Today, the school leaders and principal have been invited to an Education Week luncheon at Finley High School.
They will meet with other school leaders and participate in some leadership activities, followed by lunch with Riverina region school education director Vicki Kempton. The day will have a theme of ‘Local Heroes, Local Leaders’.
Thursday: Tomorrow, three of our students are off to Deniliquin to participate in the Aspire Me Dance Camp.
This camp is part of the Aspire Me program that enables students from across the Deniliquin network to participate in a variety of specialised camps.
Others that are offered to our students include a drama camp, an art camp, a sports camp and the culmination of the program is an excursion to Sydney to see the Schools Spectacular performance.
Friday: Berrigan Public School’s Open Day.
All parents, carers and friends are invited to school to visit our book fair, visit our classrooms to see the students learning environment and to look at their work.
After recess there will be a Principal Awards assembly, followed by a dress-up parade featuring students dressed as their local heroes.
Another busy week at Berrigan Public School!
Berrigan Public School welcomed a visit from Healthy Harold and the Life Education Van this year.
Mitchell Spunner, Isabel Alexander, Annabel Middleton and Max Cameron visited the graves of ex-servicemen and women on Anzac Day.