Willow Tree just electrifying

Welcome Back. Holidays? Have we really just had two weeks holidays? Where did that time go? We hope you all had a relaxing break. Students have settled back into their classrooms well this week and have already produced some outstanding work. Once again we have a busy Term 4 planned. Our new Multilit program has been implemented, our Kinder Ready program commences next Thursday, Year 6 students will be attending orientation for High School and our intensive swimming program will take place throughout weeks 7 & 8. There will be a disco, presentation evening and a rewards day. Please keep an eye out in our weekly Breeze for information regarding events happening at school. A reminder, it is extremely important that all notes are returned by their due dates. Once again, should you have any queries or concerns regarding your child’s education, please do not hesitate to contact the school and arrange an appointment.

Student of the week is Damien Symonds. Damien is a quiet worker who applies himself in all his work. He is a kind & caring friend & helpful to others. Class Awards – K/1/2 - Zahara Tritten- Trying hard in reading. Zahara is working well in story writing. Cooper Johnson- For being proactive, seeing & doing without being asked, a good helper. Holly Martin- For working hard in learning about money, ordering amounts & calculating costs. 3/4/5/6 - Ned Swain- Clever thinking and participation in our ‘SHOCKING’ Science Evening, Sophie Colquhoun- Excellent participation in Writing about ‘Sophie’s ROBLOX Adventure’. Mrs Ramage’s Awards - Holly Martin- For working extremely hard in technology lessons, listening to instructions, successfully completing tasks and helping others in the class., Kyle Sternbeck- For a massive improvement in reading, spelling and writing activities. Very pleasing Kyle!!. Gold Certificates - Congratulations to the following students on achieving a Gold Certificate: Josh Curmi, Charlie Martin, Katie Martin, Molly McKinley, Tyler Ellis, Damien Symonds & Cooper Johnson. It is fantastic to see so many children working hard to achieve these awards.  Well done!.

Science – Electricity & Lighting Night. What an electrifying time was had on Tuesday at the science night. Who would have thought that electricity could be so interesting? Students were fascinated with the electrical experiments. Some students (and Mr Sevil) were even ‘shocked’ by the experiments! Ned, Emily, Gus & Mr Sevil as well as Alana and Joey from Wallabadah took part in a ‘shocking’ experiment where they all experienced an electric shock! Mr Eastwell also demonstrated how electricity is attracted to sharp points before explaining to everyone the dangers associated with electricity and lightning. A big thank you to all students and parents who attended the evening and to Wallabadah students, parents and staff that also joined us for the show as part of our joint science program. Further thanks to Mrs Barnett and Zara for cooking the BBQ for all to enjoy. It is great that small schools can offer extra-curricular activities to students and we thank the families who continue to support these to enhance their child’s learning.

Welcome Miss Harris. Willow Tree Public School is delighted to welcome Miss Caitlin Harris who is completing a prac as part of her teaching degree at UNE. Caitlin will be working with years 3/4/5/6 for the next three weeks. Caitlin was an ex student at Willow Tree Public School, it is fantastic to see her back in an adult capacity. Please make Caitlin feel welcome.

Kinder Ready, come & try morning.Do you have a child ready to commence Kinder in 2017? Do you have a neighbour or know of any child ready to commence Kinder in 2017? Willow Tree Public School will be holding their Kinder Come & Try morning next Thursday, 20 October. New Kinder students are invited to ‘come & try’ the fantastic facilities that Willow Tree Public School offers. An information morning for parents will be held from 9.30am. To register your child for the morning please contact the school. Our Kinder Ready program (for enrolled students) will commence on Thursday 27 October and will run each Thursday until Thursday 17 November 2017. We look forward to welcoming you all into Willow Tree Public School.