THIS year we have welcomed our prep students to school with the help of our grade six buddies.
Our buddy system teaches and gives children the opportunity to practise the important values of respect, care, valuing difference, responsibility, friendship and including others.
Through looking after and caring for smaller children who are just starting school, older children learn the skills associated with empathy and compassion through activities in the classroom and in the playground.
Teaching social values and skills can contribute to the development of resilience, a protective factor for children if they experience hardship or loss.
The program allows younger children to feel safe and cared for while older children feel valued and respected.
Interschool swimming carnival
STUDENTS travelled to Echuca last week to compete at the interschool swimming carnival.
It was a great day and the students should be proud of their efforts and achievements.
Charlie Byrne qualified to compete in breastroke at the regional swimming carnival in Swan Hill in March.
Charlie will compete in the breaststroke event.
Student Leadership Team
SOME grade six students have been elected to formal student leadership positions. These students are excited about their roles for 2018.
Captains are Mikayla Johnson and Brodie Humbert and vice-captains are Ela Carnegie and Finn Palmer.
GRADE five and six students have started the year off with a bang, learning about chemical reactions in science. They made slime and exploding rockets in recent classes and the smiles couldn’t be wiped off their faces.