Last week our Grade 6’s embarked on their week long expedition to Canberra. We thank all students for their immaculate behaviour which was regularly commented on by the public. We also thank Mr Coffin, Miss Marshall, Mrs Beach and Mr Moore for readily giving up their time to accompany the students. Here are a few words from the students themselves:
On Monday the 25th of March we went to Canberra for Grade Six Camp. In the morning we were a bit nervous about being away from home, but our fears passed pretty quickly as we were on the road to one of the most memorable trips of our lives. The highlights were Parliament House, Questacon, A.I.S, the Royal Australian Mint, the Australian War Memorial, Telstra Tower and the High Court.
One of the reasons we enjoyed Parliament House is because we got to see the Senate and House of Representatives rooms which we’ve been learning about in our Democracy unit. At the end of our time in Parliament House, we got to do a mini role play about turning a bill into an act of law in House of Representatives.
We had the best time in Canberra and learned so much. We made many memories and will never forget this trip!
By Miriam and Maddy
Congratulations Grade 6’s. You did us proud!
The Ruskin Park sporting spirit was on show again with our Grade 3-6 students competing in our annual Cross Country event. While there were some wonderful athletic performances on quite a warm day, the sportsmanship of the competitors was just as high.
Our top 10 students in each gender and age group will go through to the next level on Monday May 20th.
Congratulations and good luck to those competing at the next level.
Last Thursday, Ruskin Park once again showed how close the connection between students, parents and staff is. The turn out for the Twilight Sports Evening was exceptional by all, with the weather contributing to create a memorable evening. Picnic rugs and dinners were brought, new friendships were made and existing ones revisited. Whilst there were many fantastic sporting activities occurring, the highlight would have to be the Year 6 and Foundation Buddy race.
We thank Mr McDonald for organising the evening, all families and teachers for their support, and we are looking forward to the future community events happening over the year.
Over the next two Fridays, two important events are being celebrated. This Friday (15/3) is the National Day of Action Against Bullying & Violence and next Friday (22/5) is Harmony Day. With inclusion being very important to us at Ruskin Park, we invite you to talk to your children to discuss what is happening within the school on these days. We also would love to see parents at every Friday assembly but particularly 22nd where our students are presenting on the country that their class has been studying for Harmony Day.
We would like to welcome back all returning families and welcome all newly beginning families. There have been a plethora of smiling faces around the school but particularly in the Foundation area where we have welcomed our youngest members of the school for their first day. It was a very calm morning devoid of tears- of the student variety anyway, where the children have settled in as if they had already spent a year.
We are looking forward to getting to know these families over the coming months and years as well as strengthening our current relationships with our returning families.
We have a new canteen menu operating from next Wednesday 6th of February. It can now be found on the website in the ‘About Us’ section.