On the 19th to the 23rd of March us Grade 6’s had the wonderful chance to go to Canberra for camp. The activities were very interesting. The highlights of the camp were having an awesome time at Parliament House where we were able to explore the House of Representatives, act in a role play and the best of all was getting to go into our local member Tony Smith’s office. Another highlight was visiting Questacon where many rooms were filled with interesting Science experiments and facts that we were able to try out. Freefall was a favourite because you would go up to the top of this massive slide and drop from a pole. You felt like you were flying! Our last favourite activity was visiting the High Court where we watched a sitting. They were discussing at topic which was too secret to talk about and is still in progress!
We thank our teachers for being amazing for organising everything and we were blessed they took us in their own time and provided us with so many opportunities. We hope next years Grade 6’s enjoy the trip just as much as we did.
By Savannah and Chloe 6C
Nivia Robinson and Max Caruana represented Ruskin Park at the Montrose District Tennis competition on the 26th of April at the Mt Evelyn Tennis Club. Both students put in a great effort on the day and displayed fantastic sportsmanship. This event is unique as the players need to umpire and score their own games. We are very proud of how these two students conducted themselves on the day.
Our annual inter- house athletics day was held at Town Park Athletics Track in Croydon on Monday 23rd of April. We had all of our Grade 3-6 students compete in events such 80m hurdles, 100m sprint, shot put and long jump. A great day was had by all and weather was fantastic on the day. Congratulations to all participants on their achievements and participation on the day!
We are excited to announce that tickets for the School Concert on Wednesday 16th August will be on sale from Tuesday 25th July at 10-00am.
The event is called “Peace and Happiness” and the link that you will need is:
Ticket Prices – Adult $15 and Child $12 (2-18 years) unlimited
please contact our Business Manager Brenda Porteous on 9723 3886
Our Grade 5 campers are enjoying their time at Sovereign Hill. There have been many activities with highlights including two mine tours, panning for gold, education sessions, the Blood on the Southern Cross light show and Christmas in July celebrations. They have represented our school exceptionally well! They return with a new appreciation of how fortunate we are to live today rather than in the 1850s.
Mayor Tony Dib was at our school to make a presentation to Chloe. She is one of only six children chosen to represent Australia at the 29th Asian Pacific Children’s Convention in Japan! The Mayor presented Chloe with an engraved Maroondah Shield and gifts to present to the Convention’s hosts. We know Chloe and the other representatives will make us all very proud. Good luck, Chloe!