Blog 28 August 2019

Excitement is building for the disco on Friday.  Notes were due back today so that the year 6 parents can get organised with supervisors and catering, so if your child still plans to attend, please could you drop off the permission slip tomorrow – many thanks.  Children won’t be able to pay at the door since we need firm numbers in advance for supervision ratios. If you nominated to pay online, now’s the moment, thanks.  It is usually a lot of fun for children, so thank you to year 6 parents for organising it.

It is really encouraging to see how well the children are recycling using the FOGO bins. The ToEF will come in soon to run classroom workshops on recycling and everyone is trying hard to produce less waste.  One small boy did declare to me this week ‘my mum hates FOGO and doesn’t do it’ as he put his chip packet in the food bin. But we will persevere!

One thing we are encouraging everyone to do is to bring a waste-free lunch. This means a compartmentalised lunch box with small amounts of loose food – an unwrapped sandwich, a few grapes, chopped fruit, cheese, carrot sticks… even a few crisps are ok, but taken from a larger packet at home rather than in an individual packet.

My observations from years of watching children eat lunch are; chopping up an apple and dividing it between two lunch boxes generally means it is all eaten, whereas a whole apple often has four bites taken out of it before it is thrown away; and also that the correlation between fresh, waste free lunches and concentration is significant. Thanks to the many parents who are sending waste free lunches every day and trying to keep it fresh.

We have just negotiated for Bricks 4 Kidz to lease our library after school next term to run lego and digital technology workshops for children on a user pays basis. Parent feedback is that there will be high anticipation from some children to get involved with this. There will be more information and a booking link in my next blog.

We are also experimenting with a lego league at school. Watch this space!

OSH Club has just signed a contract to lease our undercover area and courts for another two years. About 6% of our students attend OSH Club regularly.

Next week it’s asthma week. We have lots of children who are managing asthma and if you are interested there is more information here:  asthmaaustralia

Finally, a reminder that Uniform Concepts will be at school from 8.15am – 9.00am this Friday with a supply of faction tops and hats for sale ($14) ready for the athletics carnivals.

Enjoy what is left of the hottest August day for ages…

Lisa Dentith