Tathra Public School NEWSLETTER TERM 1 WEEK 6

What is on in March?

Tomorrow 3rd - Clean up Australia Day (bring your gloves)

Monday 6th - Citizen of the Month Afternoon Tea

Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th - Regional Swimming Carnival - Dapto - Good luck team!

Green thumbs

Each Tuesday students across the school are participating in a gardening program with teacher Dan Bakker. This program is supported by grants from the Bega Valley Shire Council and Far South Coast Landcare. Dan has been working with students and staff to create a permaculture garden. The program will run for almost two terms. Initially as part of the program we are completing a waste audit and building mini worm farms and then mega bathtub composting worm farms as part of learning how to turn waste into resources. Next week students will be working with Karen Walker from Landcare to learn to propagate native seeds to create an eco-verge. In the meantime our class gardens have been producing! We won the best zucchini and heaviest tomatoes at the Bega Show! Our corn and sunflowers have been amazing also!

Clean up at School Day Friday 3rd March

As we do every year, tomorrow we will do our bit to keep Australia beautiful by cleaning up around our school as part of the Clean Up Australia campaign. Please send in a pair of disposable, gardening or washing gloves (labelled) to help your child assist with the clean up. Please see the link shared with us by Bournda EEC showing rubbish collected around Tathra last year!

Leadership Camp wrap up

A few weeks ago I attended the Year 6 Leadership camp with Year 6, Ms Meg Derwent and Mr Luke Brown from Bournda Environment Education Centre. This camp is the second camp we have organised to support leadership It was a fabulous camp. We were blessed with great weather too. During the day students completed challenge, problem solving and team games, a bush survival challenge, went kayaking and learned about leadership and the personal behaviours or habits that we should develop to be confident, creative and happy individuals.

At night we set off at dark on a spotlight walk with Bournda EEC principal Doug Reckord. The stars were out and we saw several meteorites, satellites and learned about some of the constellations. We managed to find an elusive sugar glider too.

Mr Terry Dickson (former principal of Tathra Public School) attended the camp to talk about how some of his special students taught him the qualities of leadership. It was fabulous having Terry visit and I know Jayden Slipper (Terry’s grandson) was very chuffed to have him there. Terry knew so many of our Year 6 student’s parents and families and could tell a little story about many! Bournda do a fabulous job providing a delicious and plentiful healthy menu, leaving everyone feeling happy and full!

Citizens of the Month - February 2017

Congratulations to our first awardees for citizenship in 2017. I look forward to having afternoon tea with these wonderful kids on Monday.

Summer Fundraiser

We celebrated the end of summer with a Stage 3 Say Goodbye to Summer Fundraiser on Tuesday. Thank you to all families who supported this event, helping our Stage 3 students lower costs for their Jindabyne Sport and Rec Camp at the end of Term 2.

Parent Information

Thank you to parents who were able to make it to the K-6 Parent Information evening held yesterday. If you were not able to come, please ring the office to make an appointment to catch up with your child’s teacher at an alternative time if you wish.

Citizens of the Month - February 2017

Congratulations to our first awardees for citizenship in 2017. I look forward to having afternoon tea with these wonderful kids on Monday.

KM (Mrs Mundy/Mrs Totterdell) - Charlotte Bye

Charlotte is a kind and responsible class member. She is enthusiastic about all the new learning that comes in Kindergarten and begins each day with a smile.

1B (Mrs Bobbin) - Oxley Smith

Oxley has made a fantastic start to Year 1. He is very enthusiastic about his learning and eager to please and share his ideas. He is a reliable and responsible member of our class and I am looking forward to seeing Oxley continue to develop and mature throughout the year.

1/2U (Mrs Umback) - Jake Hodges

Jake has made an excellent start to 2017. I admire the respect that Jake always shows to his peers and teachers. Jake is a reliable learner who shows great responsibility in the classroom. The work that he produces always demonstrates high effort, responsibility and independence.

2M (Miss McKay) - Millie Vaughan

Millie is someone who shows kindness to herself and others. She takes responsibility for her learning and tries her best in all areas. Millie demonstrates respect by being a fantastic listener and is polite and patient with staff and students. Keep being you, Millie!

2/3B (Mrs Bond) - Laura Pouliot

Laura consistently shows all three school values. Laura always shows respect for her teacher and classmates in lessons. Laura is a responsible learner and friend. Laura shows kindness to everyone around her. Laura is a valuable asset to 2/3.

3F (Mrs Fisher) - Emma Keller

Although Emma is new to our school, she already recognises and displays our school values at all times. She is very friendly and helpful to students and teachers and she always puts a smile on our faces.

4H (Mrs Hoare) - Breanna Dixon

Breanna is always ready to learn. She takes responsibility for her learning by having a positive attitude and willingness to try something new. Breanna is a star student and has made a great start to the year.

5B (Mrs Beard) - George Stratourides

George is a ‘super student’ who is always happy and willing to work hard in class. George is kind to others and responsible for his actions. Well done George!

6D (Ms Derwent) - Casey Behrens

Casey is a fabulous role model who has quickly adapted to her new school and who recognises and displays our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Kindness every day. She is eager to learn, is a wonderful friend and a natural leader. We are lucky to have Casey in our school.

End of Summer Fundraiser

We celebrated the end of summer with a Stage 3 Say Goodbye to Summer Fundraiser on Tuesday. Thank you to all families who supported this event, helping our Stage 3 students lower costs for their Jindabyne Sport and Rec Camp at the end of Term 2.

Parent Information Evening

Thank you to parents who were able to make it to the K-6 Parent Information evening held yesterday. If you were not able to come, please ring the office to make an appointment to catch up with your child’s teacher at an alternative time if you wish.

School Photos - Thursday 16 March

Orders forms for School Photos have now been distributed to all students. If you would also like sibling photos an additional order form is available from the front office. Please ensure all envelopes are kept separate as they are processed individually on the day. Please return all order forms by Monday 13 March 2017.

Canteen menu

Bega District Netball Registrations

It is time to register for the Bega District Netball Associations Winter competition which commences on Saturday 25 March 2015. All games will be played on Saturdays.

Registration day is Saturday 4th March between 10am and 12pm. You can also register online at the link below, search Bega District Netball Club and register.

The registration fees for players turning 6 to 9 this year will be $65.00 . Players turning 10 to 17 years this year will be $75.00, 18 and over $105.00.

The new uniform introduced last year will be compulsory this year for players 10 years and over. The dress can be purchased for $50.00 or you can choose to rent a dress for the year for $50.00 and on returning the dress at the end of the year $30.00 will be refunded to you. A pair of black boy leg shorts are to be worn underneath the dress.

For further information please contact Julie on 0428 313 451.

Tathra/Bega Mini Soccer Fun Day

Saturday 4th March 2017 - Tathra Beach Country Club

Time: 10am– 12pm - Sausage Sizzle!

Any kids aged 5-12 years who are interested in playing in the upcoming Tathra/Bega Mini Soccer competition come along and have some fun before the season begins!

Junior AFL

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