Throughout the year the four seasons, Easter, Christmas and other festivals are celebrated with the children to focus on the rhythms within nature, within us and in the outer world. The celebration and reverence for the festivals weaves through the children’s work. Parents, grandparents and friends are often invited to share in these celebrations.
Preparations are under way for the Winter Festival on Wednesday June 21. Students across the school have been making lanterns with great enthusiasm, expertly assisted by lightenUp inc. It will be a truly special and beautiful festival so make sure you save the date!
I go to the bush dance every year. When the music starts it just carries you away and then there’s the games and line dances! In the breaks there’s cheap food that the parents make and the country vibes are great, I love the bush dance.
Jarrah Cl 6
A fun, crazy dance with friends. It’s all dancing, hanging out, fun, having a good time and meeting new people. It’s a great event. Maybe we will see you there next year.
Eva Cl 6
A crazy wonderful experience of dancing, music and fund. The bush dance is enjoyable for any and every age group. Every minute of this special night is filled with different activities and heaps of dancing. There is also a large variety of different, yummy foods (savoury and sweet). I highly recommend this amazing event.
Desiree Cl 6
Our students excelled during this event with four of our teams qualifying to progress to the next round. One of our year 6 teams blitzed the field progressing without losing a match. As did our year 9 Boys team. “The Black Oysters”, who came in as strong favourites after winning last years State Championships. Our year 9 girls “ The Black Pearls”, held their own losing only one match for the day to finish on top of the ladder. Our year 7 and 8 Boys team were short a few players but managed to impress the organisers so much with their skill and ability to move the ball around that they were given a wild card entry into the next round.
The Northern NSW Schools Cup was held over two days at the Mullumbimby netball courts on Tuesday for the Primary School and Wednesday for the High School. There were over 300 students from various schools in the region competing at this event.
Our students showed great tenacity competing against some very strong teams to hold their own in all divisions. For many students this event was an introduction to the sport of netball and for others it was an extension of the sport they play every Saturday afternoon. All the students enjoyed the day and I would like to thank their coaches and assistants, who made the day such a success. Ryan Hamilton, Subhi Awad, Belle McPhee, Lizzie Gavahan, the year 9 assistants that helped manage coach and umpire the primary students, Monica Brandolini,, Ella Whitaker, Jett Grimster, Phoebe Campbell, Bimini Plesser, and Taj Birrell.
Last years State Champions “The Black Oysters” receiving a bit of rock star status from some of the other teams at the Schools Cup Gala Day at Mullumbimby netball courts.
Class 5 & 6
The recent House Cross Country event was held on Monday 8th May and saw an excellent level of participation from students throughout the high school and the primary . The overall times of the students were lower showing an improved level of fitness with more students running the course than in previous years. Students were transported from school to “Brunswick Heads Surf Club” car park and after a spectacular start they ran, walked and crawled to the finish line at Torakina Beach.
Each student scored points for their house depending on their finishing position oveall as well as within their class. At the end of the day the house scores were very close and a special congratulations to all house captains who encouraged their team members to participate and perform at their best.
The final scores
1st Place Olympia 1684 pts
2nd Place Sparta 1679 pts
3rd Place Athens 1420 pts
4th Place Crete 1406 pts
Some excellent individual performances need to be mentioned. First overall was Harper Kelso class 9, 2nd Omri Ben-Harush Class 12, 3rd Thibault Walker class 9, 4th- Jet Grimster class 9, 5th- Isaiah Campbell class 9. First for the girls was Yani Murray class 10, 2nd-Hannah Murray class 7, 3rd- Laila Campbell class 7, 4th Tahlia Van Oostrum class 12, 5th Anouk Smith class 8.
The primary year 5 and 6 classes ran a smaller circuit earlier in the morning and showed some excellent form from all participants finishing the course very quickly. The top 5 from each age group and gender were invited to represent the school at the North coast Independent Schools Competition to be held on the 18th May.
Top 5 Boys
1st Arlo Amos-Eakin
2nd Amit Sonnenfeld
3rd Gabriel Plesser
4th Jack Dodd
5th Amadeus O’Connor
Top 5 Girls
1st Brianna Hart
2nd Noni Wright
3rd Dakota Dennis
4th Lottie Killenberger
5th Tobsha Haig
Thank you to all staff who assisted on the day and to all students who participated with a sense of fun and achievement.
AUTUMN by Michael Leunig
We give thanks for the harvest of the heart’s work;
Seeds of faith planted with faith;
Love nurtured by love;
Courage strengthened by courage.
We give thanks for the fruits of the struggling soul,
The bitter and the sweet;
For that which has grown in adversity
And for that which has flourished in warmth and grace;
For the radiance of the spirit in autumn
And for that which must now fade and die,
We are blessed and give thanks.
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