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St Edward’s Primary School

St Edward's drummers Lily Rogers and Phuc Phung Vinh Ho.

St Edward's drummers Lily Rogers and Phuc Phung Vinh Ho.

St Ed's Sienna Caslick and Mason Mitchell are pounding out the beat.

St Ed's Sienna Caslick and Mason Mitchell are pounding out the beat.

The students at St Edward's School were given the opportunity to take part in a unique and memorable life experience when Planet Rhythm, a music workshop conducted by John Rattley visited Tamworth last week.The students saw, heard and were able to touch a magnificent collection of 'World Drums’ collected over many years throughout many countries. The students gained an insight into how rhythm and drums originated and evolved into that which we know today. Their confidence and self-esteem was given a major lift from being invited into the process of creating rhythm, standing alongside classmates behind a selection of beautiful exotic drums and being the centre of attention. 

John Rattley's Planet Rhythm took St Edward's children on a journey from the beginnings of rhythm through to modern day beats.

John Rattley's Planet Rhythm took St Edward's children on a journey from the beginnings of rhythm through to modern day beats.

Carroll Public School

Principal's Message

Carroll Infants Creating 3d Classroom Map with blocks.

Carroll Infants Creating 3d Classroom Map with blocks.

The new date for the Welcome BBQ is now Friday the 17th of March. Unfortunately the previous date clashed with another engagement. All parents, grandparents, siblings, friends and community members are welcome to attend and enjoy a BBQ and there will be activities for the children. Please spread the word, there will be an RSVP to assist us with catering closer to the date.

The students enjoyed Gymnastics at The Gunnedah Gymnastics Centre last Friday. From this Friday, the students from Tambar Springs will also be joining in the fun. It is suggested that girls wear shorts or bike pants each Friday.

Don’t forget Tai Chi is offered every Thursday afternoon from 3.15 to 4.15 and costs $3. Parents and friends are welcome to join us.

The School Drive Subsidy (this has replaced the Private Vehicle Conveyance subsidy). If you transport your child or children from Gunnedah, you are eligible to apply. Applications for the School Drive Subsidy are now open at www.transport.nsw.gov.au/schooldrive

Congratulations to Breeana Ward, Maddie Mulherin, Lawson McCormack, Dustyn McCormack, Haley Wheeler, Corey Wheeler, Connor Swan and Annie Elphick who have qualified for the Zone Swimming Carnival in Gunnedah on Friday 24th of February.

Please join us for our School Leaders Induction Assembly on Wednesday 22 February at 12.30pm. At the conclusion of the ceremony, parents, guests, staff and students are invited to enjoy a BBQ lunch.

Calrossy Anglican School 

Friday (February 10)  was a pretty special day at Calrossy Anglican School with the 2017 School Leaders Induction. The whole school gathered in the Bishop Peter Chiswell Hall on the William Cowper Campus to see the Captains and Vice Captains of the Secondary Girls and Boys Schools plus the Primary Captains for 2017 being presented with their badges. Congratulations to Naomi Cant - Captain and Sarah Nash -Vice Captain of Secondary Girls, Angus Wolfgang - Captain and Tom Hinchcliffe - Vice Captain of Secondary Boys and Primary students Thomas Hebblewhite and Ruby Dalitz – Captains and Thomas Moore and Julia O’Mara – Vice Captains.

Calrossy’s 2017 Secondary Girls and Boys captains, from left, Vice Captain Sarah Nash, Captain Naomi Cant, Captain Angus Wolfgang and Tom Hinchcliffe (Vice Captain).

Calrossy’s 2017 Secondary Girls and Boys captains, from left, Vice Captain Sarah Nash, Captain Naomi Cant, Captain Angus Wolfgang and Tom Hinchcliffe (Vice Captain).

Willow Tree Public School

Mrs Kelly Barwick presents the N&K Barwick trophy with house captains Bella McCarthy & Katie Martin accepting on behalf of Banksia.

Mrs Kelly Barwick presents the N&K Barwick trophy with house captains Bella McCarthy & Katie Martin accepting on behalf of Banksia.

Kate Symonds Trophy for participation & effort – Bella McCarthy.

Kate Symonds Trophy for participation & effort – Bella McCarthy.

2017 K-6 SWIMMING CARNIVAL

What a fantastic day we had at our combined Wallabadah/ Willow Tree swimming carnival. It was great to see so many students attend and participating, what was even more pleasing was watching students ‘have a go’. Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic day of competition, excellent sportsmanship was shown throughout the day.  Unfortunately there can only be one house winner on the day, and this year the winning house was – Banksia! Thank you to Mrs Kelly Barwick who presented the N&K Barwick Trophy for the winning house. Congratulations to our champions and runner-up champions

Back row – Emily Wamsley, Tarlah Ind/Gesell, Jack Butler, Ned Swain,. Middle – Holly Martin, Katie Martin, Cooper Johnson, Brad Johnson. Front - Troy Johnson, Charlie Martin.

Back row – Emily Wamsley, Tarlah Ind/Gesell, Jack Butler, Ned Swain,. Middle – Holly Martin, Katie Martin, Cooper Johnson, Brad Johnson. Front - Troy Johnson, Charlie Martin.

Juvenile Girl – Charlie Martin, Juvenile Boy – Troy Johnson, Junior Girl – Katie Martin, Runner up – Holly Martin, Junior Boy – Brad Johnson, Runner up – Cooper Johnson, 11yr Girl – Emily Wamsley, 11yr Boy – Ned Swain, Runner up – Jack Butler, Snr Girl – Tarlah Ind-Gesell.

J.E.M Award for encouragement – Jack Butler, Kate Symonds Award for Participation & Effort – Bella McCarthy, Schofield Trophy for Highest Point Scorer – Katie Martin.

Highest Point Scorer & Record Breaker – Katie Martin.

Highest Point Scorer & Record Breaker – Katie Martin.

Thank you to Wallabadah School for a great day of competition and to Wallabadah staff for their organisation of the carnival. A huge thank you to all parents who attended and helped throughout the carnival, we really appreciate it.

RECORD BREAKER

Congratulations Katie Martin on breaking two records at our swimming carnival. Katie broke the 10yr girl 50m Freestyle and Junior Girl Butterfly record! What an awesome achievement.

Timbumburi Public School

Captain’s Induction

On Monday 6th February, our new school captains were inducted. For 2017 our Girl captain is Alicia Turner and vice captain is Caitlin Blanch. The boy captain is Jock Smith with vice captain Ethan Lane.

Dylan Golding, Ryan Allomes. Colin Golding, Hayden Balsar, Tiffany Allomes, Caitlin Blanch (president), Jye Lowder (vice president) Alex Roworth.

Dylan Golding, Ryan Allomes. Colin Golding, Hayden Balsar, Tiffany Allomes, Caitlin Blanch (president), Jye Lowder (vice president) Alex Roworth.

The sports house captains were also inducted. Teleah Brown is the Garoo captain, Taylah Jobson is captain for Gowrie, and Campbell Thompson is captaining Goonoo Goonoo.

The Timbumburi Pupil’s Association (TPA) also received badge acknowledging their role in the school Our TPA consists of Colin Golding, Dylan Golding, Hayden Blasar, Alew Roworth, Ryan Allomes, Tiffany Allomes, Caitlin Blanch (president) and Jye Lowder (vice president).

 Lane (vice captain), Jock Smith (Captain), Alicia Turner (Captain), Meg Watson (vice captain).

Lane (vice captain), Jock Smith (Captain), Alicia Turner (Captain), Meg Watson (vice captain).

Congratulations to everyone and I’m sure they will do an outstanding job.

House Captains Teleah Brown (Garoo), Taylah Jobson (Gowrie) Campbell Thompson (Goonoo Goonoo).

House Captains Teleah Brown (Garoo), Taylah Jobson (Gowrie) Campbell Thompson (Goonoo Goonoo).

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