Coffs Harbour Public School Blog

Courtesy & Honour – Principal:Leonie Buehler

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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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Brainstorm Production – The H Team

K-6 students that attended the wonderful Brainstorm Production yesterday afternoon were all smiles!!! The H Team were wonderfully entertaining and passed on a lot of valuable information to our students.

The H Team: A unique anti-bullying program for schools that gives teachers and students the knowledge, confidence and resilience to help combat negative feelings and behaviours. This exciting adventure story fosters teamwork, critical thinking skills, self-discipline, physical fitness and highlights the power of the bystander. Unhealthy competition about body shape, brand name clothes, toys and gadgets can cause division in the playground and online. Some children feel embarrassed and alienated and others use their power to tease and intimidate. The H Team inspires this generation of children to outsmart the media, the junk food giants, the advertising gurus and the bullies to create a healthy harmonious school community.

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Responsible Pet Education Program

On Friday K-2 students had a special visit from Gina and her pet dog Cruze from the ‘Responsible Pet Education Program’. Students learnt how to be safe around dogs and how to say hello to dogs that are with their owners. There was lots of very important information, role plays, singing and even some dancing! Cruze loved meeting all of the happy and friendly students in K-2.

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Minecraft Club

I’ve designed and built an English Minecraft maze for year 1 students at our school.

It has their sight words throughout the maze where they have to choose the correct spelling. The students that have used the maze thought it was lots of fun!!

I’m hoping it will help them with their spelling.

By Jaylee

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