Coffs Harbour Public School Blog

Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler

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Mural by Uncle Tony Hart

Uncle Tony Hart has done a wonderful job with painting a new mural at the front of the school. He spoke to the students about the story of his mural. We are very fortunate to have a lot of Uncle Tony’s work in our school. Thank you Uncle Tony for the beautiful work you have done for our school.

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NSW PSSA State Athletics

Last week I represented the North Coast in Sydney at the 2016 NSW PSSA State Athletics Carnival. My first event was in the 800m and I came 14th in the state and I came 9th in the Long Jump.

Then it was time for my 200m heats where I came 1st in the heat and 1st in the semi-final. In the final of the 200m I came 2nd in NSW and got a silver medal I was so proud and happy to get a medal.

Next I ran in the 100m heats and I came 1st in my heat and then ran in the semi-final and I won my semi-final. Now it was time for my last race, the 100m final.

I won the 100m final in a time of 12.80 seconds and received the gold medal. I am now the fastest 11 year old boy in NSW!!! When I received my medal it was the greatest feeling ever.

I would like to thank Mr Easey for all his hard work coaching me and preparing me for the State Championships. Also thank you so much for Mr Easey’s family for allowing me to stay with them and all their support at the carnival.
To all the school community at Coffs Harbour Public School who helped me raise funds with our sausage sizzle and donations I cannot thank you enough.

It was an awesome experience and I will now be representing NSW at the Australian National Athletic Championships in Sydney from the 25th to the 29th of November in the 11 years boys 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay. I will be training hard for the next month and can’t wait for the Nationals, where I will be running against the best 11 years boy athletes in Australia.

Thank you everyone – Ama

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Grandparents Day

It was great to see so many grandparents, families and carers at Grandparents Day! Some travelled for many hours to be here for the morning which put a huge smile on the children’s faces. A great morning was had by all.

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‘My Country’ by 2L

2L has been looking at Australia and how it has changed over the years. As part of their literacy groups they studied the poem ‘My Country” by Dorothea Mackeller. They learnt the poem off by heart and turned it into an amazing movie to share at their assembly last week. They hope you enjoy it!!

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Book Week

Last week we celebrated Book Week. This year’s theme was ‘Australia! Story Country.’ The costumes were absolutely amazing and all the children had a great time participating in the afternoon buddy reading sessions!

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Crunch&Sip Launch

A program that encourages primary school children to snack on fruit and vegetables during class time was launched at Coffs Harbour Public School yesterday. Crunch&Sip gives students the opportunity to snack on fresh fruit or vegetables during class time. They are also encouraged to keep a bottle of water in their classrooms to drink throughout the day.

The school community learnt about the importance of fruit and vegetables before sharing a delicious, nutritious morning tea of fresh fruit, vegetables and water. Benny Banana also made an appearance to entertain the children, who joined in with the teachers in dressing up as their favourite fruit or vegetable for the occasion.

Mid North Coast Local Health District Health Promotion Officer Nicki Kerr said programs such as Crunch&Sip are an important way to encourage healthy habits and we would like to thank her for launching Crunch&Sip at our school. The school would also like to thank the four local Woolworths stores for donating their time, fruit, vegetables and water and local business Golden Dawn for making Benny Banana available to visit the children.

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K/3B celebrate the upcoming Rio Olympics

K/3B did a wonderful job at last week’s assembly celebrating the 2016 Rio Olympics!!!!

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School Gymnastics for the NSW Mid North Coast

This term our school will be participating in a series of weekly lessons run by “School Gymnastics for the NSW Mid North Coast”.

The program consists of a comprehensive and progressive set of lessons that meet the outcome expectations for each learning stage. All activities are tailored to meet each child’s ability. The programs will steadily progress from week to week to teach students specific gymnastics skills whilst developing overall fitness, core strength, flexibility, and enhancing spatial awareness.

The first set of lessons started today with all participants learning new skills and leaving with huge smiles on their faces!

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Our Solar System

This term K/6B and 3/6C have been studying ‘Our Solar System’. They have been working extremely hard and learnt many interesting facts along the way that they wanted to share. Well done to everybody involved….especially Seton!

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Rainbow Reading

Rainbow Reading started last week for Year 1 and 2 students! The launch was absolutely fabulous with a sea of colour filling the school. The students split into their differentiated groups to complete a range of exciting activities and group reading. All groups then came together to share stories and to celebrate a fantastic morning :)

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