It was great to see so many children walking to school today. Thank you to all the staff that walked with the children and to a small number of parents who were also able to assist with the walk. Quite a few children walk each day to school and it is good to see the number growing.
Last Friday two teams of three children represented our school at Henderson College to be part of a Regional Science competition. The teams worked very hard and enjoyed the challenge set for them – to move a body of water from one tub to a higher tub and to get the most water possible in the higher tub. They had a selection of items to choose from and a limited budget. Thank you to Ms Barnes for accompanying the children on the day.
Congratulations to the Grade 3-6 students who participated in the Sunraysia Interschool Cross Country on Tuesday. All students were able to complete their races in excellent times against the best from other schools. We have 5 students who have qualified to run in St Arnaud later in the term. They were Zac Stainer (in record time) and Ollie Eaton (who both came first in their division), Morgan Anderson (who came third in her age division) and Jett Charles and Jake Harvey who came in the top 10 and qualified to represent our part of the region. With all these children finishing in the top ten in their event to qualify for the Regional Cross Country – that is a great effort! A big thank you to the parents who assisted the children with transport on the day.
Irymple Primary won a major prize in the Active April Schools Program for Semester 1. Thank you to Mr Pettit for setting up the competition and for all the active children that participated and improved their overall health doing so. Our school per capita recorded one of the highest participation rates in the State of Victoria.
I hope everyone was able to see our small advertisement in the Sunraysia Daily celebrating ‘State Education’ in Victoria last week. Schools are places where everyone is welcome to share the learning journey of students in their formative years. The achievement in primary school, particularly in the final two years is a close indicator of the ability to be a lifelong learner capable of creating personal success. We encourage the students to never waste a day of their learning time or to miss a day of their learning time unless they are genuinely sick.