Primary Report - Book Week, Father's Day Morning and Camps

Book Week

Excitement ran through the Primary School last Friday with various characters on display for the annual Book Week parade. Harry Potter to Nursery Rhymes, crayons to witches, princesses and old ladies, the range and effort everyone went to for their costumes this year was wonderful to see.

This year’s theme was ‘Dreaming with Eyes Open’ and was centred around dreamtime stories with illustrations from Jasmine Seymour.

Equipped with their chosen book, students introduced themselves to staff, students and parents who came to watch. They listened to a dreamtime story read by the prefects, participated in a dot painting activity and completed a book review with their peers. These can be found on display in the library. What better way to end a morning of activities than with a final dance off.

ELC Father's Day Morning

On Thursday 1 September, the Prep and Year One students invited their fathers to the ELC to celebrate Father’s Day. The girls had a wonderful time colouring in, playing games, doing puzzles and playing with playdough with their dads. Beaming with pride, the girls gave their fathers a special card and gift. However, the definite highlight of the morning was enjoying a sausage sizzle together! We hope everybody has a wonderful Father’s Day this weekend.

Year 4 Camp

You know it’s that time of year again when there is a real buzz around school as many students head off on camp. Year 4 might still be considered the juniors on campus, but that didn’t stop us having fun for our own school sleepover held here at RGGS.

Camping out for the night in the MMPH and enjoying breakfast, lunch and dinner in the boarding house gives our students a taste for what camp might be like when they travel further away from home. Some of the activities we enjoyed were decorating a pillowcase as a memento of our camp, making cloud slime, morning yoga, watching a movie and playing the chocolate game. We all survived, well Mrs Hemson only just……. but the fun and friendships created were truly memorable.

Year 5 Camp

On Tuesday morning, the Year 5 class departed to their long-awaited camp. The first stop was Emu Park to visit the ANZAC Memorial Walk. They then travelled to Coolwaters to begin their First Aid in Schools course. The girls were excited to spend the afternoon in the pool and the water park. The night-time events included a trivia night followed by a movie. The next day, they went for a nature walk and enjoyed bouncing on the jumping pillow before heading to Cooberrie Park Wildlife Sanctuary.

Year 6 Camp

Jumping pillow, walks on the beach, various games and activities, the Year 6 students spent three days and two nights at NRMA, Mulambin. There were a lot of firsts; first time fishing, first time catching a fish, first time washing and drying dishes, first outdoor movie experience, just to name a few.

The theme of the camp was ‘Leading with Heart’ - helpful, energetic, active and aware, resilient and team player. Throughout each day, students had activities centred around this theme and were displaying their own qualities as well as looking out for these attributes in their peers.

Students began their camp experience with a journey in time to the Emu Park Historical Museum. A game of croquet and morning tea in Bell Park meant we were then on our way to the accommodation.

Learning basic CPR and First Aid along with sustainable fishing practices were some of the new skills acquired. The new Primary fishing rods were a hit, with some of the students catching a fish but unfortunately none were able to be kept. Creative activities using beach scavenged materials for a group canvas masterpiece and individual activities of designing a camp cap were some of the highlights from the students.

Students also enjoyed some free time to complete their camp booklets, swim in the pool or just relax and enjoy each other’s’ company with some outdoor games or a movie.

Jacqui Goltz, Vanessa Hemson, Brittainy Churchill, Natalie Spence

Director of Primary and Primary Teachers


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