Wow! What a great end to a very busy term. Here is a wrap up of the last week and coming events for Term 4.
Clowning Around Day
Thank you to everyone for participating in the Clowning Around Day to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy. We raised just over $180 which is an amazing effort. Room 1 were roving magicians, while the student leaders offered face painting in the gazebo. There was also hula hooping, stilt walking, juggling and tight rope walking. Our fundraiser for Term 4 will be held on Thursday 31 November to support our local Rotary Club in their Hat Day to Lift the Lid on Mental Illness campaign. This aims to raise money for research to help the ‘one in five’ Australians affected by depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and many other mental health illnesses. For a gold coin donation, students will be invited to wear a big or crazy hat to school.
The Open Night last Thursday was a great success. Thank you to the JPS and CBPS P&Cs for putting on a range of treats to keeping hungry tummies well fed and Eddy Sensei for her popular Japanese cooking in Room 5. Once again Dr Sue Girak created a wonderful gallery experience in the art room with her “Food Glorious Food – I scream for ice-cream” theme and artwork. The students showcased their work and efforts at school with great pride to their families. It was fabulous to see so many other members of the community come and walk through the school to see the wide variety of programs that are offered at CBPS. There is a visitor’s book in the front foyer. If you missed signing it on the night make sure you come and sign the book to tell us what you enjoyed about the 2019 Open Night.
On Monday the students from Year 2 to year 6 all enjoyed cooking Okonomiyaki with Eddy Sensei. Okonomiyaki is a type of Japanese savoury pancake that can be a base for many other food – a bit like pizza. It is usually cooked on a BBQ table in front of the guests. It is topped with BBQ sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, Aonari – seaweed sprinkles and Katsuo. The most famous place to eat Okonomiyaki is Hiroshima. Thank you Eddy Sensei for providing this great cultural experience for our students.
On Wednesday our Year 4 to 6 classes had their final sessions of Bike Education with Murray Dickson from Wembley Cycles. The Year 4 group participated in a session at school, riding through tracks and over obstacles and learnt more about bike control and safety. The Year 5 and 6 group rode to Perry Lakes and enjoyed an icy pole under the trees before riding back to school. While they did acquire bike skills they also learnt a few lessons on magpie safety. Thank you to the parents who accompanied the students on the ride, Mr Betson and Mrs Ingraham.
This Friday is 27 September is the Pre-primary assembly. We are looking forward to watching our junior students showcase what they have been learning at school this year.