A reminder that Interm Swimming Lessons start next week!
Children are to wear bathers under their school uniform (two piece bathers are easiest for the girls) and bring a towel and a change of underwear. A pair of thongs may be worn to and from the pool. Students may also wear a robe or a dressing gown to keep warm, over their bathers as they will be changing at school.
As the festive season begins, we often speak about the importance of giving to others and offering support to those less fortunate than ourselves. In class, we focus on the virtues of kindness, caring and generosity. This year the parents, children and teaching staff at Bull Creek ran a toy and food drive for the Salvation Army, providing goods to needy families for Christmas. The amount of gifts that were received from our school community was overwhelming, and we thank everyone who donated. You have very large hearts and have all helped to make someone else’s Christmas very special this year.
With gratitude and thanks,
Hayley Hope, Allison Gorman, Jill Brooks and Stephanie Fienberg
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.