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2019 Camps and Excursions
 
 
 
Senior Athletics Carnival
Rescheduled - Date to be confirmed
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The annual Tewantin SS Inter-House ATHLETICS CARNIVAL is planned to take place on Friday 28th June, 2019 (weather permitting).  Students in years 4-6 participate in this event.  A change in venue and date of the carnival has necessitated a permission form to walk down to Noosa District Sport Complex. (See attached diagram).
The first event is planned to commence at approximately 9am each of the two mornings. (see attached program. The times are a guide only).  All events will be run according to gender.   As well as competing individually, all participating students will be scoring points for their house team.
- 9 years (year 4 students born 2010)
- 10 years (year 4 and year 5 students born 2009)
- 11 years (year 5 and year 6 students born 2008)
- 12 years (year 6 students born 2007)                                            
As we are at a new venue and preparation time, compared with previous years, has been very limited, times may change as the program progresses. These changes are due to two factors – firstly the timing; the National Athletics Titles are being held in Darwin this year. Due to the extreme temperatures and weather conditions in Darwin, the titles are earlier than normal which has a flow on effect to all other carnivals. Secondly, the venue change has occurred because the Tewantin Noosa Cricket Club has received a grant for works to commence on Read Park, so it is unavailable for use, apart from the Long Jump pit.
All students are encouraged to participate. Shoes and a broad brimmed hat are compulsory (except when in one of the running races) - a closed shoe that offers support is recommended. Spikes are not permitted.  Students are encouraged to wear their sports shirt but may also compete in their uniform or running singlet/running shorts if they wish.  Please apply sunscreen at home before leaving for school.  The P & C is running a canteen at the venue but children can bring their morning tea and lunch with them. A water bottle is a must!! 
 
Parents and caregivers are very welcome to come along to spectate and encourage the students during this major school sporting event.  Please complete the permission note below and return to your child’s teacher by Friday 3rd May 2019 or alternatively email your response to your child’s teacher.
 
 
 
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Naidoc Week Celebrations 
24th - 28th June
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Once again Tewantin State School is excited to bring to you, and the wider community, a wonderful week of celebrations for NAIDOC, which we will acknowledge between 24th – 28th June, the last week of school.
 
Per last year, NAIDOC will feature a wide range of activities across the week.
 
Here’s a taste;

• NAIDOC ASSEMBLY
• ART and CRAFT ACTIVITIES
• TRADITIONAL STORIES
• ‘INDIGENATE’ ART EXHIBITION
• INDIGENOUS GAMES
• DANCE AND CULTURE WORKSHOPS
• And the most amazing NAIDOC CONCERT EVER! (see attached)
 
The cost is only $5 per student. Please return payment as soon as possible.
 
 
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Prep - Year 1 Sports Day
Rescheduled - Date to be confirmed
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The annual sports day for Prep – Year 1 is planned to take place on Wednesday 26th June on the school grounds, utilising both Furner Oval and the Main Oval.  As this may be the first major school sports day experience for some of you I would like to provide you with some information about the day.
 
Firstly, children arrive at school as usual and go to class when the bell goes.  Any tuckshop orders will be handled in the usual way.  After the morning messages teachers will walk their students to the oval and assemble under the coloured shelters near the running track.  All the classes should try to be there by 9:05am ready for a 9:15am start. 
 
Secondly, although students are placed in a sports team when they are enrolled at school, there is no formal competition amongst these four teams at this level.  A lot of my setting up will involve the four colours (red – Cooroibah, blue - Laguna, green - Doonella, yellow - Weyba), but this is purely for management/organisation and aesthetics.  Some children will want to wear a coloured shirt, others may prefer to wear their uniform.  Either option is fine.  Children will also need their hat, water bottle and fruit snack.
 
So what actually happens on the day?  The sports carnival involves all students participating in a variety of small games for about 40 minutes (such as egg and spoon races, sack races, relays, to name a few) and a 60m running race. The games session takes place from 9:25am – 10:10am, followed by the sprints. The year 2 and 3 classes are invited to join us around 10:15am to watch the running races if they wish.  Prep races will be held first, followed by year 1.  Prep and year 1 classes will return to school after their running races at approximately 11:00am.
 
Generally speaking, running races are organised by gender and class group.  Some children like to run barefoot, others prefer to wear their shoes.  Either option is fine.  Place ribbons are handed out to the first four placegetters in each running race and all other students receive a participation ribbon.  The year 6 house captains and student leaders will be there to assist, along with class teachers.
 
The emphasis of the day is all about participation and having fun so that a positive experience is enjoyed by all.  I encourage all parents/caregivers to be on the oval to get up close and be a part of the day. 
 
Finally, if you have any unanswered questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at school. 
 
 
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Years 2 and 3 Sports Day
Rescheduled - Date to be confirmed
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The annual sports day for year 2 and 3 students is planned to take place Wednesday 26th June on our Main Oval and Furner Oval.  Some information about the day:
 
Firstly, children arrive at school as usual and go to class when the bell goes.  However, the year 2 and 3 classes will have their morning tea at school at an earlier time on sports day (around 10:00am).  They are invited to come to the Main Oval with their teacher to cheer on the Prep and Year 1 running races from 10:10am. The year 2 and 3 program will commence at approximately 11:15am and continue until 2:45pm.  The students will bring their school bags and big lunch with them to Read Park.  Please do not order tuckshop on this day.
 
Secondly, all students are placed in a sports team when they are enrolled at school.
 
Cooroibah – red                Laguna – blue 
Doonella – green               Weyba – yellow 
 
All children are encouraged to wear their coloured sports shirt, however this is not compulsory.  Children must have their hat but they do not wear it in their races.
 
So what actually happens on the day?  The sports carnival involves all students participating in a variety of track and field events.  Field events include high jump, long jump, throwing the vortex, tunnel ball, tug of war and sack races.  Track events include team relays, an 80m sprint race and finally the optional “Dash for Cash” (approximately 250m), in which the first 4 placegetters receive a $3 tuckshop voucher.  Boys and girls compete separately in all events. 
 
Generally speaking, running races are organised by gender and year level.  However, year 2 students who turn 8 years of age this year will race against each other.  Likewise for any year 3 students turning 9 this year. Place ribbons are handed out to the first four placegetters in each running race and all other students receive a participation ribbon.  Year 6 house captains and student leaders will be there to assist, along with class teachers.
 
Finally, the emphasis of the day is all about participation and having fun so that a positive experience is enjoyed by all.  I encourage all parents/caregivers to be on the oval and get up close and be a part of the day. 
 
Finally, if you have any unanswered questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at school. 
 
 
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Cycle Skills Program, Year 4
Monday 24th July
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Introduction:
The Noosa Council is kindly funding a Cycle Skills Program to all Year 4 Students at Tewantin State School as part of the Walk & Ride to School Program.  Bike On specialise in delivering Cycle Skills Programs to Primary School Students in QLD and will deliver the Program on Mon 24 Jun.

Information for Parents:
The Program consists of a 1 hour practical cycle skills session with the aim of raising awareness of basic road safety whilst improving each Students cycle skills.
Delivering formal cycling training provides Students at a young age with the road sense and skills to travel confidently on the road. The end result will be students more motivated to ride their bikes more frequently with improved traffic awareness to keep them safer.
A cycle skills course will be set up on the school grounds for the day and it will include a number of traffic signs (Stop, Give Way etc).  Each session will have a games led approach (appropriate for the age of the students) to engage the students while teaching them how to become aware of the traffic around them.
The Cycle Skills Program will be held during class time and conducted on school grounds in a traffic free environment.  Where possible students are encouraged to bring along their own bikes and helmets.  We do however understand this is not always possible, please notify the school through the attached permission slip if this is the case.  To ensure no one misses out we will provide bikes & helmets for anyone unable to bring their own.
The program will be run by Bike On’s accredited Cycle Skills coaches.  Your assistance in preparing your child for this program is also greatly appreciated.  There are 2 simple ways you can assist:
 
Make sure your child has an approved helmet & it fits correctly
Check that the bike is in good working order (e.g. air in the tyres plus brakes & chain in working order).
Cycle Skills Program Outline:
Students will undertake a series of fun & interactive lessons on basic bike handling skills and safe practices for riding.  An instructor will supervise each learner through the Cycles Skills course that will be set-up on the School oval.  Simulations of different situations they can expect to encounter while riding will be used as teaching examples.
 

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Starlab Education, Year 3
Thursday 1st August
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As part of their current science unit – Spinning in Space, Year 3 students  will be involved in a very exciting incursion on Thursday, 1 August, 2019, provided by Starlab Education.
Starlab Education provides a brilliant educational resource that inspires students and promotes the importance of astronomy and earth sciences. Through use of a portable planetarium and science theatre, the students discover more about the Earth and its origins, the sun, moon, stars and our solar system through the use of visual projections, demonstrations and multi-media displays. Students will be involved in an interactive experience enabling them to participate by questioning and making observations.
Specific Year 3 topics include; Earth’s rotation causing day & night, shadows, using a sundial, why we see the moon and planets followed by an exciting full dome show to suit the year 3 Australian Curriculum.
The sessions will be held at school during the normal school day on Thursday, 1 August, 2019.
The cost of this fantastic experience is $10 per student.
If you would like your child to be involved in this activity, please complete the attached excursion form and finalise payment by Friday, 19 July, 2019.

Starlab yr 3.pdf