- Principal's Report
- Name Our Cow Competition
- Book Week
- Windward Bound Voyages
- Calm Classrooms
- Schools Tree Planting Day
- MAST Boating Safety
- Terrapin Egg
- Children's University Tasmania
- After School Activities
- Wired For Health
- Huon Valley Science & STEM Expo
- TAFE Warrane - Creating My Career
- Festival of Bright Ideas
- Firefighter Barry
- Science Week Assembly
- Book Week Parade
- Rotary Youth Driver Awareness
- School Association General Meeting CANCELLED
Hello and welcome back to Term 3! We hope you have all had a relaxing holiday and are ready for what this term brings…
Last term finished on a high note with our NAIDOC celebrations and assembly. Many thanks to all those who participated in the day – especially the staff from SETAC who always provide us with wonderful resources and specialised knowledge. Thanks also to Sharon from wayraparattee who helped run an ochre painting activity on the day.
“My favourite was the ochre painting. It made my hand feel like 24 carat gold” Zaine
“I liked the art room painting with Ms Miller and Stef” Jayda
“The weaving geckos was good. It was fun” Kane
“We learned how the shells turn shiny “ Maddy
“The lizards were fun” Precious
“I liked going around the whole school” Bella
“I like walking around the whole school” Jemeelah
“Ms Kate’s room was the best because of the weaving geckos “ Roman
Reports were sent out during the last week of term. As parent teacher interviews were not arranged, we encourage families to make contact with their child’s teacher/s if they would like. Teachers are available at selected times during the day (non-contact hours) and for a limited time after 3:00pm for face-to-face or telephone meetings. If you would like to make a time to talk to your child’s teacher/s please feel free to speak to them directly, or contact them through the school office to arrange a time.
Our year 11/12 plans are ongoing and I am continuing the work Mr E has started to get ready for our 2020 launch. We are putting together a list of potential students, so if you know of anyone who may be interested in part time or full time enrolment with us, please make sure they fill out an expression of interest form available from the school office as soon as possible. The consultation process is well underway with the project manager negotiating with potential architects over the coming weeks.
Last Friday we had our tree planting day as part of National Tree Day. We were very lucky and delighted to have the support of Sustainable Timber Tasmania who provided us with tube stock as part of National Tree Day registration, and also assistance from Bunnings Kingston, who sent their rep Jessika down for the day with some potted plants, tree stakes and tools to help us. We had a very muddy afternoon, recorded with the help of some High School Photography and Writers Workshop students who took photos and interviewed staff and students about their planting experiences. We were very understaffed on the day and it was unfortunate we did not have many parent, family or community helpers but thanks must be given to the High School helpers who stepped up at the last minute and were so cooperative and responsible.
Term 3 is shaping up to be very exciting! Soon we will have National Science Week where many of our students will be out and about exploring the Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart, the Science and STEM expo in Huonville and the annual Wired for Health information day for our Year 9/10’s. We will also have a science-inspired assembly on 15th August so come along and see what we’ve been investigating and exploring in the science world. This assembly will also celebrate our students achievements through presentation of our Term 3 Wall of Achievement awards.
Our annual Book Week shenanigans will kick off in Week 5 of this term (Aug 19-23). The theme this year is Reading is my Secret Power and there is already a lot of discussion in the staff room as to what this may translate into for our dress up day! Our staff are well known for getting really excited about Book Week! By this time Mr E may be back on board so we hope to dazzle him with our reading (and dress-up) superpowers!
There are a couple of very exciting prospects on the horizon for our students;
This week Kerry and I will be meeting with representatives from Planet Youth, a drug and alcohol education initiative that has had real success in Iceland. This project is being rolled out across the Huon and I am looking forward to seeing how this may benefit our students, families and community. Stay tuned for more information on this!
Last week Bernie and I attended an information meeting about the University of Tasmania Children’s University. Once again, being supported throughout the Huon, this exciting initiative opens up many opportunities and possibilities for our students aged 7-14yrs by recording the learning outcomes students acquire through extra-curricular activities, hobbies and interests and converting them into achievements celebrated through university graduation ceremony. More information will be available on this after a Principal’s follow up meeting next week.
Don't forget our “Super Hero” themed Book Week Assembly on Tuesday August 20 at 9.30am. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favourite hero or book character. We would also like to invite LIL families to come along for this special assembly.
Our school is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Unit and the Windeward Bound journey can be used as a participant's ‘adventurous journey’ part of the award.
The Windeward Bound will be running two more of our popular 3-day career exploration voyages in Term 3. These voyages provide students with a taster of sailing and life aboard a tall ship. This program provides a training opportunity to foster personal development and career exploration for Tasmanians aged 14-18 years. We have professional career guidance officers on board, who have group and one-on-one discussions with the sail trainees about their desired future careers (this program covers the entire career spectrum).
Voyages aboard the Windeward Bound are about more than just sail training! We take students out of the “virtual world” and into the REAL world, where they are challenged to work hard, rise above, and step outside of their comfort zone. From climbing to the top of the mast, to steering the ship through the wind and weather, to catching a beautiful sunrise during the dawn watch… students will create memories and learn lessons to last a lifetime.
In Term 3 we will be again delivering these programs at a subsidised rate, thanks to support from the Tasmanian Department of State Growth. Transport to and from Hobart will need to be arranged, as the ship will be departing from and returning to Hobart. We can assist with transport arrangements if necessary.
What: 3-Day Career Exploration voyages (up to 18 sail trainees per voyage)
When: 28th-30th of August & 4th – 6th September
Who: Tasmanians aged 14-18 years
How much: $315 per student (inclusive of all food, accommodation and activities)
How to apply: contact Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0498 120 092 to secure a berth.
Community Engagement and Sales Officer
Please note: I work Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Mob: 0498 120 092
GPO Box 1330, Hobart Tasmania 7001
Brigantine Windeward Bound
The Windeward Bound Foundation Ltd is a Registered Charity with full Deductible
Gift Recipiency Class 1 Status. Proceeds from donations are used to ensure the
continuing provision of Personal Development Sail Training and maritime career
training opportunities for deserving young Australians.
Donations above $2.00 are Tax Deductible.
To express interest in a Youth Development Sail Training Voyage please click here.
Friday 26th July was Schools Tree Planting Day and the Prep to Year 4 students put in a huge effort to plant 140 native tube stock varieties donated by Sustainable Timbers Tasmania, and 16 larger plants donated by Bunnings Kingston. We would like to thank Jessika from Bunnings Kingston who came down with plants, stakes and bags and stayed for the afternoon to help.
Huge thanks also go to our brilliant groundsman Tim for preparing some of the areas for planting, and the fabulous Year 5-10 students in the Writers Workshop and Photography Options who joined in the afternoon conducting interviews, taking photos and helping their younger school friends.
The Year 3/4’s are trying our best to collect bread tags for someone who really needs a wheelchair.
To achieve this goal, the bread tags will go back to the bread company so they are being reused as well as raising money for a wheelchair.
Our school will have a jar at the front office, or feel free to visit my Year 3/4 classroom where we will have a jar for collection as well.
We need about 5 kilos of the bread tags to make this happen so collect all the bread tags you can and we will keep you updated on our progress.
Callum - Year 3
Dover District School is soon to become a member of Children’s University Tasmania. The program provides a framework that supports, encourages, and celebrates learning outside the classroom. The program is open to children aged 7-14 years and is completely voluntary.
Once a student has signed up they will receive a university passport. Members receive stamps in their passports for participating in activities, and once the children reach the required number of hours in their passports, their achievements are celebrated at annual graduation ceremonies.
To graduate for the first time, new students need to achieve a minimum of 30 hours.
There are many types of learning activities, and Learning Destinations which may include the local library, a museum, a concert or an art gallery.
Other types of activities may be things such as:
- Voluntary participation in a lunch-time activity
- Working in the school garden
- Planning and running activities for younger students
- After school activities (including sports)
- University of Tasmania events
- Children’s University Tasmania monthly challenges and online activities
A Graduation Ceremony is held at the University of Tasmania towards the end of each year. For further information, or to register your interest, please see Bernie in the school office.
15 Aug 2019
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
20 Aug 2019
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM