Our school leaders led a whole school assembly to recognised and celebrate Refugee Week. This assembly included a presentation by Maree, our Community Hub leader. A demonstration was given but the leaders of our Capoeira group. Juvarn and Mestre, along with the children in the Capoeira group, demonstrated some of the music and movement involved in the Afro-Brazilian art form. Mr Ling, the Refugee Support leader for the Illawarra area then interviewed Amro and Sara who are two refugees who completed high school last year and have now received scholarships to continue studying. Thank you to everyone involved in this assembly. The refugee children from Year 3 to 6 then joined Amro, Sara and Mr Ling in a writing workshop in our Community Hub. This was a great experience for the children who then wrote about their own family stories.
Touch football gala day
35 children attended a touch footy gala day last week with Mr Bell and Mrs McCabe. All children had a great day despite the very cold weather.
A great day was had by all at our athletics carnival last Friday. Luckily the sun was shining and it was quite a warm day. Thank you to Mrs Hickey for organising this carnival and keeping to the timetable of events to ensure everything was running to time. It was a great carnival and ran very smoothly thanks to the excellent behaviour of all those involved. Students who have qualified for the district carnival will be given further information once the results have been finalised.
Our mid-year showcases were a great success last week. Monday saw our Kindergarten , Year 1 and 2 showcase, then on Tuesday it was Stage 2 and 3. Many photos were posted to Facebook after these events and it is worth checking these out. Thank you to the many parents who came along and watched these showcases.
Semester 1 reports will be sent home with your children this Wednesday, 3 July.
The first day of Term 3 for school children is Tuesday, 23 July.
Mrs Barnes will be returning from long service leave at the beginning of Term 3.
Mrs Pezzutto will be on leave for all of Term 3.
Mrs Farmer will not be returning in Term 3 due to health and family reasons. I will be replacing Mrs Farmer as the teacher of KF, which will then be know as KR.
Wollongong West Public School
West Wollongong NSW 2500
Entry via Phillips Avenue