Entries by Jon Dugdale

From the Principal

Hello everyone, Summer has arrived with a blast of heat and everywhere in the school people are busy working on end-of-year activities. This is a time of endings and transitions as students start moving classrooms and preparing for what will come next year. Our older Kindergarten children are preparing for the move into Class 1 […]

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome Maleka Mitchell to Year 9. We welcome you to our school community and hope you and your family find your time with us enriching and enjoyable.

Year 8 Tobias

A big congratulations to the Year 8 students on producing some wonderful Tobias projects this year. Tobias is a year long design based project for all Year 8 students. Students are strongly encouraged to find a mentor outside of school to help guide them through this process. We spend 1 hour a week in class […]

Year 9 ~ Zonta Birthing Kits

2016 saw our Year 9 students working on various projects as part of their community service program. One of their aims was to raise money to purchase equipment for Birthing Kits Foundation Australia. This week Shannon Morris and three midwives came to assist Year 9 in putting 600 packs together. These kits will be distributed […]

Advent activities in Kindy

During Advent, we can deepen our relationship to the world around us through recognising the strength and beauty in all the four kingdoms of the natural world. The first week is related to the mineral kingdom, the physical foundation for life. The mineral world gives us a fixed basis for our ever-changing existence. Without the […]

Primary Swimming Program

Primary students participated in swimming classes at Mullumbimby Petria Thomas pool over the past weeks and the continuity of this program has been a great success. The head instructor commented that on average, our school had an extremely high level of swim skills and ability. Primary are now looking forward to the Swim Fun Day […]

Class 5 Play

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest surviving written story, 4000 yrs old. It tells of a tyrant King, Gilgamesh, who is overcome by friendship and loss and embarks on an existential journey to avoid suffering and death. The children first heard the story in our Ancient Persia main lesson and then, with the help of […]

Christmas Concert and Market

Come along this Friday for our students musical Christmas performance at 1.30pm, which will be held in the amphitheater. Then swing by our special Christmas Market extravaganza straight after, where there will be plenty of handmade gifts to purchase, activities for adults and children, and yummy foods to eat. Please make sure you stop by […]

Changes to Private Vehicle Conveyance subsidy

From 20 December 2016, the Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) subsidy will be phased out and replaced with the new School Drive Subsidy. Changes are outlined in the attached SDS Quick Guide PDF, or you can pick up a brochure from reception. What is the School Drive Subsidy? In 2017 the new subsidy will available to […]

Children’s holiday program with horses

A nature and art based school holiday program for children aged 7 -13. Activities include meeting the horses. Leading, grooming and general care of horses and ponies. Problem solving and obstacle courses involving horses. Supervised riding where appropriate. Painting, sculpting and camp-fire cooking. Facilitated by a registered primary teacher/equine assisted learning practitioner Dates: Dec 20th […]

From the Principal

Hello everyone, What a wonderful week we have had this week. There have been many activities happening across the school and we have also received some very exiting news. I am really pleased to let you know that we have been notified that we have received Capital Grants funding from the Commonwealth government so that […]

New Enrolments

We would like to warmly welcome the following families to the school: The Djula and Colvin family, with Claudia Colvin in Year 10. The Ben Harush family, with Naomi in Class 5, sister to Omri in Year 12. Apologies for last bulletin, D’arcy and Romany Woods are in the reverse classes, D’Arcy in Year 10 […]

HSC Update

As Deputy Principal, I am thrilled to announce some of the amazing successes of the leaving Year 12 students. We have had a Drama Major Project Group Piece nominated and SELECTED for OnStage in Sydney. This means their piece was one of the best in the state. Congratulations to Inez Brooks, Lee-El Vaknin, Indiarose Thomas […]

Science Triumph

Congratulations to Jet in Year 12 and Avryl in Year 9 who applied to represented our school in the Questacon invention convention, after their visit last term and have successfully been awarded a five day all expenses paid trip to Canberra this Christmas. The theme of this Questacon Invention Convention is REUSE, RE-PURPOSE, RECYCLE – […]

HSC English Extension

Our HSC English Extension class was lucky enough to have Sarah Armstrong, published author and parent of a Kindy child, come to our class. Sarah shared some writing exercises with us and gave us many useful tips for writing and creating our Major Work compositions. We are hoping Sarah will come back and share our progress!

Class 4 Camp

Class 4 enjoyed a wonderful camp at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head. The accommodation was 5 star, as was the gourmet food created by Craig and the parent body. We shared many adventures together, including having fun canoeing, rock climbing, snorkelling, swimming in the pool, building sand sculptures etc.. I had no idea when I […]