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!
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!