Congratulations to Lachie, Ella, Mitch, Olivia, Kobe and Miller (absent) who are our Students of the Week.
Throughout this Investigations topic we have looked at a variety of Natural Disasters. This week, using all of the information you have learned so far, you are required to think about the future and answer the following question –
“What steps can we take to lessen the impact of future disasters or even prevent them from occurring?”
Write your response in your homework book.
Seth Franco travels the word inspiring young students and adults to “Bounce Back” and “Live Big”. He shares his unique and amazing talent with a basketball and has his audience in awe by his many talents.
Seth kindly came and spoke to our students about being kind, being respectful and never giving up on your dreams. He shared personal experiences of how he overcame hip dysplasia, and injury that required him to have surgery. He shared with us his journey to recovery and triumphed as one of the world’s most infamous NBA superstars sharing the stage with likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.
His inspirational career has allowed him to travel all over the world inspiring an educating you ng children and adults. He encourages everyone to never give up, to always believe in themselves and to strive for success.
We were inspired not only by Seth’s talent, but for the message he came to deliver. We were extremely lucky to have been given this opportunity which was kindly supported and funded by our friends at the Beaconsfield Baptist Church. We certainly are lucky to have such a great community. I know the students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed this once in a life time experience.
A few things to remember for tomorrow:
– Wear your house colours
– Wear appropriate running shoes
– Bring some warmer clothes to wear in between events
– Bring asthma medication if required
– Bring lunch and drinks (no canteen us on site)
Please arrive on school on time as we are leaving at 9:05am and cannot wait for anyone
Looking forward to a fun day!
Just a reminder to those selected in the teams to attend the Lightning Premiership on Friday June the 3rd that the form and payment is due at 9am tomorrow. Please hand it in on time or your place in the team may be in jeopardy. If you have any issues with payment, please contact the office.
Congratulations to all the students who represented our school at Division Cross Country at Toomuc Reserve today. 13 out of the 18 students who competed are moving onto the Regional Finals which is a terrific effort. Well done to EJ, Harrison, Sarah, Luke, Ella W and Ella T who are the 5/6 students that are moving on.
After researching a variety of Natural Disasters for the first half of the term, the 5/6 students have now been set the challenge of helping a community in need. Last year Vanuatu was hit with a 3-strike disaster (earthquake, volcanic eruption and Cyclone Pam) with many villages were severely damaged. After brainstorming how they could help out those impacted, our 5/6 students will spend the remainder of the term raising money and collecting items that could help those in need. We hope the early enthusiasm the students have shown will translate into making a difference to those in Vanuatu.
Yesterday the 5/6 students had a visit from motivational speaker Jim Asimakopoulos who spoke about how to be a good role model. Jim was born with Cerebral Palsy and spoke about focusing on the things you can do, not the things you can’t do. Jim’s positive attitude and love for life is sure to be an inspiration to our students.