- Principals Message
- Book Week Parade
- Wax Museum – Australian History
- 2/3 Shepherd/Mitchell excursion to Bonorong Park
- Growing Up Program for Years 5 and 6 Parent Info Session
- 3/4 and 4/5 Excursion
- THE FEMALE FACTORY PART ONE
- NITA PROGRAM
- Child and Student Wellbeing Survey
- FAQ for parents - Rumble Quest 2019
- TAG (Talented and Gifted) Flyers
- TERM 3 CODER COLLEGE
I am pleased to announce that the major toilet refurbishments are completed and should be open for the students as of Wednesday 7 August. The project has caused very minimal disruption to learning, apart from the initial jackhammer phase during the first week. I thank all the students and staff for being flexible during this busy time.
The toilets look fantastic. They are now modern, unisex toilets, with plenty of light and room. I strongly encourage any parent who has not seen unisex toilets and how they are structurally set up to come into the school and have a tour of the new facilities. They provide complete privacy with individual cubicles having floor to ceiling walls and doors (some cubicles have individual hand basins). There are two toilets that are specifically designated male and female. The area to wash and dry hands is now completely open with new windows facing out to the playground. Unisex toilets designed like this have proven to reduce issues in the toilets.
We have recently re-launched the Visible Wellbeing focus of the school. As a school we have surveyed students from Years 2-6 to gather important data around how students are feeling at school. This has led to a focus on how we cope with challenges and stresses in our lives. The staff are developing a learning sequence for this term so we have a common language across the school. As mentioned in previous newsletter students from Years 1 to 3 will be involved in a trial wellbeing survey this Friday and the following Monday. This will provide great information about the overall wellbeing of our younger students and support us in our planning for the future.
A big thanks to all staff, students, parents and wider community members who participated in our NAIDOC week celebration assembly last week. The learning over the two weeks we experienced with the NITA aboriginal education group was both aspiring and informative. Please keep an eye out for our aboriginal signage which we are producing and proudly displaying around the school grounds this term.
3-4Smit and 4-5 Coe/Clifford will be holding their annual Wax Museum on Tuesday, September 10th from 9.15-12.30 The students have been learning about early Australian history and have begun preparations for the museum. The school community are all welcome to attend.
On Friday 23 August 2/3 Shepherd/Mitchell will be travelling to Bonorong Park as part of our work on Australia this term. We will be leaving school promptly at 9am and will return around lunch time. At Bonorong Park we will have a BBQ lunch before returning to school. Parents are warmly invited to join us, but will have to pay the admission fee of $20 at the park. Students are advised to dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a drink bottle and recess. Please let Miss Shepherd or Ms Mitchell know if you can join us. Thank you.
3/4 and 4/5 classes participated in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Chinese Community Association of Tasmania (CCAT) on Monday 29th of July. Activities included drumming, line dancing, calligraphy, dressing up in traditional costumes, spinning velvets, paper cutting and using chopsticks. It was a great afternoon exploring Chinese culture.
On Tuesday 30Th July, the 3/4 and 4/5 classes went to the Cascades Female factory. We watched a part history lesson, part roaming theatre show called Her Story. Her Story is an accurate depiction of the life within the Cascades Female Factory in 1833 and it brought to life the extraordinary story of a convict woman called Mary James. It was an engaging and entertaining experience for all the students.
NITA Education Experiences.
During the first week of term, NITA education worked with classes on many different activities. Here are some photos of the making of the humpy and the canoe and Harley and Leroy working with students to present Aboriginal dances of the emu and a kangaroo in assembly. A fantastic cultural experience for all.
Attention: Parents and Carers of students in Years 1–3
Child and Student Wellbeing Survey
The wellbeing of our students is important to us.
To get an understanding of how students across Tasmania feel about their own wellbeing, students in Years 1–3 at Goulburn Street Primary School will be taking part in a wellbeing survey.
This is a trial of the Early Years wellbeing survey, Rumble’s Quest, which is being trialled across 28 schools, as part of the Department of Education’s Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy.
The details for the survey in our school are:
Name of survey: Rumble’s Quest
When: Friday 9August
Who: Students in Years 1–3
What do I need to do: You and your child do not need to do anything. The survey will be done in class time and will not require your child to prepare in any way.
A letter with more information has been sent home with all students in Years 1–3, including Frequently Asked Questions, and a form to sign and return to the school if you do not want your child to participate in the survey.
If you would like further information, please contact Mr Park.
Thank you for supporting us to ensure that all our learners are safe, feel supported and are able to flourish, so they can engage in learning.