Recapping Term 1 and Looking Forward to Term 2 2019
Heading into Term 2 for 2019, let’s take a look at what we’ve achieved so far in the year and what our school community can look forward to over the few months.
Extra-Curricular Activities Program Evolving
The ECA program continues to grow from strength to strength with feedback from participants in Term 1 programs being widely positive across the board.
Ice skating seems to be a particular favourite among our students with participation increasing from 25 to 37 students in Term 1. We’re expanding the activity to now include ice hockey, providing choice to participants.
The ECA Program will now include a Wednesday morning running club, and we’re already seeing students who wish to participate in both morning and afternoon activities.
Harmony Day 2019
Harmony Day 2019 was a fantastic day for the school community, we were overjoyed with the commitment from students in attending the day in orange themes and costumes that represent their heritage.
The shared lunchtime feast of delicious food from the many cultural backgrounds present throughout our community was enjoyed by all - students and staff alike.
Following the insights and observations from visiting leading schools in Singapore and Melbourne in Term 1 our STEAM Coordinator, Mr Brad King, will this term deliver a complete pedagogical framework for integrating STEAM throughout all areas of learning.
We’re also pleased to announce that our QUEST Program has been extended to include year 3 and 4 students, following the success of QUEST projects throughout 2018.
What’s happening in Term 2 2019?
Our year 3, 4 and 5 students are already looking forward to their school camps this term. Collectively, our camps provide students with the opportunity to foster teamwork and cooperation in an alternative environment.
In addition to building resilience, our camps also give students the chance to shine in activities outside of the classroom and their academic studies.
This year Larrakeyah Primary will be participating in RoboCup, an educational competition aiming to further learning in robotics and artificial intelligence.
Under the guidance of Eilis Smart, Year 4/5 Teacher, two teams will compete in the Northern Territory Titles in September 2019. Training and practice for teams will begin this term.
School Athletics Carnival
Over 3 days our students will represent their houses in athletic events, and there’s even an event at the end of the carnival for parents to get involved.
With Zone competitions moved up this year, a separate trial for students wishing to compete will be held earlier in the term.
Welcome to Term 2 2019
Again, a warm welcome to our students, parents and the wider school community for Term 2 2019. It’s going to be an exciting 10 weeks, and we look forward to sharing the highlights and achievements of our students along the way.