The Wave ballina public school newsletter term 4 week 2

Book Week Character Parade

Last Thursday, Ballina Public School's world famous Book Week Character Parade went off with a bang. Everybody went to a lot of effort and there were hundreds of fantastic costumes on display.

A special assembly was held in the hall compered by Mrs Streader and Mrs Luppi. Each class had representatives who spoke about their featured book and then all the students of each class paraded through the hall to display their costumes.

School leaders Tyler, Gabe, Alliera and Taylia then presented prizes of a $10 book voucher to the student judged with the best costume from each class. The winners of best costume from each class were:

  • KA - Calma
  • KF - Lachlan
  • 1W - Tristan
  • 1S - Zane
  • 1/2L - Divneet
  • 2TS - Harry
  • 3/4W - Jordan
  • 3/4H - Mue-ri
  • 3/4E - Ryan
  • 5/6H - Taylia
  • 5/6B - Nate
  • 5/6R - Declan
  • 5/6C - Lucas.

Congratulations to our prize winners.

Thank you to Mrs Streader and Mrs Luppi for compering our parade. A special thanks goes to Mrs Streader for organising such a great event every year. Thank you Mrs Streader!

Mrs Streader is a Chicken Diva!

Character Parade Photo Gallery Available on the School Website.

Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we could not have the pleasure of the company of all of our parents and carers at the parade this year. We have posted nearly 100 photos of the event on the Ballina Public School Website so everyone can experience the festivities again. To view the photo gallery just click on the link below.

Term 4

Week 3

  • Thursday Oct 29: Halloween Mufti Day. To raise money for the P&C. See below.
  • Friday Oct 30: PBL Activities. 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm. Remember hats and any equipment if needed.

Week 4

  • Monday Nov 2 - Friday Nov 6: Dentist visiting the school.
  • Tuesday Nov 3: Naidoc Activities Day.
  • Wednesday Nov 4: Year 6 Transition to High School. More information to come.
  • Friday Nov 6: PBL Activities. 12.00 pm - 1.30 pm. Remember hats and any equipment if needed.

Week 5

  • Tuesday Nov 10 - Friday Nov 13: Talent Show Auditions. In the hall at lunchtime.
  • Thursday Nov 12: Ballina Coast High School Parent Information Session. 5-6pm
  • Friday Nov 13: Intensive Swimming Program. Kindergarten to Year 2. Group 1- 12.30-1.30 pm and Group 2- 1.30-2.30 pm

Attendance at School Matters.

Halloween Mufti Day This Thursday!

This Thursday, 29th October, the School P&C are hosting a Halloween Mufti day. So dress up in your spooky outfits or just come in mufti for a gold coin donation. All funds raised will be used by the P&C for much needed equipment and programs for our school.

The canteen will also be selling special Halloween Treats at lunch time.

Naidoc Celebration Day 3rd of November

Ballina Public School are having our NAIDOC celebration day next Tuesday (3rd Nov) and students will be involved in activities in the morning and middle sessions, finishing at recess time. Students can come dressed in ATSI colours (red, black, yellow, blue, green, white)


PBL Focus - Positive School Talk

"Our PBL focus is still School Talk and during our first week of PBL activities, there was lots of positive talk between the students as they were interacting. It was nice to see all students enjoying themselves and being inclusive of one another. Well done Ballina Public." - Ms Schwenk. PBL Team.

PBL Activities

PBL Activities kicked off on Friday and Ballina Public students enthusiastically participated in a whole range of fun, interesting and educational activities from cooking to fishing to video making and boxing. Thank you to all of wonderful teachers and SLSOs who help make this program such a success. Stay tuned for more photo galleries of activities which will be published on our school website.

Mrs Eadsforth teaching ukulele
Paper mache preparations
Busting some dance moves
Boxing is popular this term

Canteen News

$5 Meal Deal

  • Curly Wurly Pasta- Pasta with Vegetarian Sauce,
  • Juice Popper,
  • Garlic Bread.
  • Plus a prize- Only $5.00.

Book Parade Day

Thanks to everyone who supported us on book parade day. We had a huge amount of orders, so unfortunately we were running late with lunch. But I think everyone enjoyed their meals.

We had a lot of late orders put in on the day, so this took a lot longer to process. This is why we asked for orders by Wednesday. So if everyone could keep to this rule it makes it a lot easier for everyone.

Congratulations to Dylan in KA who won the $20 canteen voucher. Well done.

Colleen from Madagascar with Dylan.

A special thank you to Alison, Liz and Katherine for their help, it was a big day.

Special Treats for Halloween - Thursday 29th October

For Halloween this Thursday the 29th we will be having some spooky treats for sale over the counter. This will coincide with the Halloween mufti run by the P&C.

Remember your cutlery!

Reminder: if you pack something in your child’s lunch that needs a spoon or fork, please pack one as this is costly to the canteen every time we have to give them out. You can purchase one for 5c each.



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