WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
Friday, 22nd May is "Walk Safely to School Day". This is an annual, national event to encourage primary school children to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event promoting road safety, health and the environment.
Our St. Thomas' School community is well placed to take part in this event with many families living within walking distance of the school. If you can't walk all the way from home with your child then perhaps park further along Stephen or Perth Street and walk some distance to school. This is a wonderful opportunity to practise safe pedestrian behaviour with your child/ren. There is a Walk Safely to School Day app available which adds an additional aspect to the event. Check the Walk Safely to School Day website for details. Enjoy the walk on Friday.
NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME
On Wednesday 27th May at 11am, we are looking forward to celebrating "National Simultaneous Storytime" in the hall, with not only our St Thomas' Community, but also with children across our Nation!
National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 15th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Prep to Year 6.
National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.
CELEBRATION OF LEARNING
Yesterday afternoon/evening's Celebration of Learning was a wonderful success. The children certainly enjoyed showing, explaining and discussing their work, art and learnings to their parents and grandparents and did so with great pride. It was a great opportunity for parents to glean an insight into some of the many and varied learnings and activities that make up a typical school day. Thanks to all who joined in the Celebration of Learning – special thanks to the teachers for their great work.
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL
Year 6Blue are holding a fundraiser to help the children and families in Nepal, following the recent earthquake. The students are holding a 'Guess how many Jellybeans' competition, with the winner being announced at Assembly on Wednesday, 10th June. One guess will cost $1.00 or three guesses will cost $2.00. Commencing Monday, 25th May until Tuesday, 9th June, Year 6 students will be 'selling' guesses during Morning Tea on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please help support this terrific fundraiser.
Save the Date: Friday 26th June For the P&F's End of Term 2 Fun Day at Perth Street Park.
Come along and have some fun and afternoon tea treats to help us raise money for Clive's Bench (a memorial garden bench for our much loved former groundsman Clive King). More details to follow soon.
If you have any questions about the P&F, please contact me, Rich, on 0414 676 685 or Allannah on 0416 263 640, and we will endeavour to answer them for you. We can also be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
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