Last week Coffs Harbour Public School students, staff and community members celebrated NAIDOC week. It was very special to see students engaged in many activities celebrating Aboriginal culture. Thanks to Uncle Mark Flanders, Gloria Mercy and Sue Hoskins for sharing their knowledge and educating students. It was a lovely day and was great to see many families joining us for the celebrations.
Last term we enjoyed celebrating Multicultural Day with an assembly, parade and pop up stalls. We were thrilled to watch Yarob Haddad, a valued staff member, presented with the Humanitarian Awards 2015, Rural and Regional Award NSW Service for the Treatment of Torture and Trauma Survivors. Mayor Denise Knight enjoyed being part of the day with our students.
The students and staff had a wonderful time at the Term 2 ‘Silly Socks’ Disco. They enjoyed showing of their dance moves and playing games with their friends.
Funds raised were donated to the Ronald McDonald Silly Socks 4 Sick Kids program. Medical treatments for children with serious illnesses can be difficult, painful and prolonged. Treatments result in children missing out on many months or even years of their schooling.
Silly Socks 4 Sick Kids helps raise funds for Ronald McDonald House SEQ and Ronald McDonald Learning Program so we can help more children with a serious illness get back on their feet.
The Silly Socks theme, with its vibrant colours, is symbolic of a brighter outlook for children with serious illnesses and is an opportunity to celebrate the hope of a happy, successful future. Coffs Harbour Public School students were very happy they could help support such a wonderful organisation.
Sunrise on Channel Seven ran a competition last week for schools to win a possible $25 000 to fund a Minion Makeover for their school. We submitted a one minute video explaining what the Minions could do to improve our school. We decided that a shed for our school bus would be a great idea. The students from all classes in our Special Education unit had a blast filming last Tuesday. Congratulations and a huge thank you to the amazing team involved in preparing such a fantastic video submission!
CHPS Minion Makeover from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.
The stage 3 technology club had a lot of fun filming the first edition of the Coffs Harbour Public School News. They learnt many new and valuable skills involved with writing, filming, editing and publishing their news items!
News from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.
1AM have been studying France as their chosen country for the upcoming Multicultural Day later in the term. As part of this unit they presented a ‘French Greetings Song’ for their assembly item. Thank you to all the family and friends that were able to attend. The children were very excited to showcase their talents! Mrs Anderson & Miss Mulrooney
1AM French Assembly Item from Mel Mulrooney on Vimeo.
On Saturday 9th May Solitary Islands Surf School ran a Vegemite SurfGroms Program. The Program was run with North Coast Settlement Service for their families that have children aged 5 to 12yr olds.
The day was a great chance for the students to not only experience surfing but to learn valuable ocean awareness and beach safety skills that will be an asset for the rest of their lives. Activities on the day were a mix of challenge by choice and were designed so participants have maximum fun in the ocean. Each participant received a fantastic Quicksilver or Roxy participation pack.
A huge thank you from the Coffs Harbour Public School participants. They still can’t wipe the smiles from their faces.
By Mrs Newton – EALD Teacher
On Friday 64 students went to Woolgoolga to represent Coffs Public at the District Cross Country. The weather was beautiful with the sun out all day long. We had students competing in the 8 and 9’s races, 10’s, 11’s and the 12’s and 13’s. In the ten years boys Farith came 4th and in the eleven years boys Luke came 3rd. In the twelve and thirteen years boys Mabior came 1st, Keanu came 4th and I came 10th just making it to the next level.
By André 5/6M
In Minecraft Club I decided to make my own village. There are walls everywhere in my village to keep everyone safe. There are two beds for the villagers to share and a water fountain for them to drink at. They go out to the forest with diamond swords to catch their food.
By Tylah 3/6C
In Minecraft Club we built an Ancient Egyptian pyramid. We learnt a lot about the pyramids during our lessons. Our favourite facts were:
• Over 130 pyramids have been discovered in Egypt.
• The first Egyptian pyramid is believed to be built around 4650 years ago.
• Egyptian Pyramids often contain multiple chambers and passages.
• Bodies placed in the tombs were preserved by mummification.
By Steven 4/5M and Marquille 3/6C