This week we are celebrating NAIDOC Week! On Monday, Shannon and Jennine’s parents, Shannon and Jamee came in to work with us and teach us about Noongar culture. Shannon showed us a football made of possum skin. He also taught us some Noongar names for the animals we see in our school community. We then learnt about ochre and how to make paint by mixing rock and water together (and painted our hands). Lastly, Shannon showed us some tap sticks that Noongar people use to make music to dance to. We all had a go at tapping them together to create music. What a fun time we had! In other groups, we created stories using Aboriginal symbols, learnt about the rainbow snake and created some snakes from clay. NAIDOC Week activities will continue throughout the week at Bull Creek.
A reminder to parents that this Friday 13th November is our combined Banksia 1, 2 and 3 assembly. The children have been practising enthusiastically. We hope that families can come along and watch!
Students are to wear their school pants, shorts or skort (no dresses on the day please) and will be changing into their assembly shirt on arrival at school.
World Teachers’ Day
World Teachers’ Day took place on Friday 30th October. The P&C provided the most beautiful morning tea for the teachers, on behalf of the parents and students. They felt VERY spoilt. Thank you to Sharon Fielder, Bernadette Brown and the P&C for organising such a special treat for our hard working teaching staff.
In Weeks One and Two of this term, the students in Banksia 1, 2 and 3 participated in swimming lessons at Melville Aquatic Centre. Thank you to our wonderful parents who were so organised with sending swimming bags and clothing throughout the fortnight. We were extremely impressed with the effort, enthusiasm and perseverance of the children during this time. Well done, everyone!
Goodbye to Ebony
On Tuesday 20th October, we said thank you and farewell to our amazingly caring and one-of-a-kind chaplain, Ebony Randall. Ebony has worked across the Bull Creek and Beeliar sites for the last five years. We thank her for the incredible amount of support that she has provided to students, families and teaching staff at Bull Creek throughout her time with us. She has left very big shoes to fill and will be greatly missed!
This week we are celebrating Book Week at Bull Creek. Students will spend time in classes reading stories and learning about children’s authors and illustrators. Today the children dressed up as their favourite character from a book. We had some OUTSTANDING costumes this year. Thank you to the amazing parents and carers who helped the students get ready for today. What an effort!
At Bull Creek, the Year 6 leadership students inspect the bag and wet areas in the school to determine which group of children is working the hardest to keep their work and play areas tidy each fortnight. On Friday 18th September, Banksia 1, 2 and 3 were awarded the Tidiest Area Award for the second time in a row! We were VERY excited to receive our trophy. The students and teachers are very proud of the way we respect our classrooms and outdoor learning environment by cleaning up after ourselves.