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Gowrie Street Newsletter 18th March 2022

Today we participated in the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence.


Friday 18 March 2022 is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative celebrates 12 years of action, connecting schools and communities to find workable solutions to prevent bullying. The theme for 2022 is Kindness Culture. By building Kindness Culture together, we can promote inclusion, respect and community belonging for all students.

At Gowrie St, we take work hard to build a community based on kindness, respect and belonging. We take a strong stand when it comes to violence of any kind and all our students know we have a no-tolerance policy towards violence. This stand also includes explicit teaching of strategies to understand our emotions and seek help when we feel we are not managing ourselves as we might. Our school-wide matrix of expectations is taught via lessons that allow children to practice each expectation so they build great habits and understand that we are building a community where each of us acts in line with these expectations. A copy of our matrix can be found HERE and our predictable range of responses when students act outside of the expectations can be found HERE. Our Bullying Policy can also be found HERE .

Thank you to our wonderful Acting Assistant Principal Ms Michelle for organising the fantastic activity based on the beautiful book by Britta Teekuntrupp "Kindness Grows".



Teachers read the book to their grades, thinking about how we can all make kindness grow and then each student made a leaf reflecting on how they can help kindness grow. These leaves were all added to our KINDNESS TREE which you can see in the front entrance. Thank you to the amazing Cherrie for making our Kindness Tree that you will see in the pictures for this week and for taking the pictures.






DINGO SANCTUARY

The 3/4s had an extraordinary trip to the Bushland Dingo Haven, a self funded conservation haven for over 40 dingoes. The children were able to meet several real dingos that were bred and raised in captivity. We were shown around by Jill, experienced caretaker to the pups and founder of the dingo haven, who introduced us to the majestic animals and taught us many things about the various breeds that can be found across Australia. You can find them on FACEBOOK


OUR WEEK IN PICTURES



WRITER OF THE WEEK


This week our writer of the week goes to one of our brand new writers Elisha Malimingi. He overcame some challenges, bouncing back with a positive mindset to complete his book about the F/1 Kyabram Fauna Park excursion.




Shepparton Arts Festival

Some of our students along with other young people have produced works for Art in the Heart this year part of Shepparton Arts Festival.

There will be a display of these at the old Intersport Building on the corner of High Street and Maude Street (corner of mall) from 18th March until 3rd April.



As part of this exhibition some of our student have been working with Lisa Lynch from Lighhouse to write some songs. These songs will form part of the soundtrack for the exhibition below.

Listen to the tracks



HERE THEY ARE MAKING THE TRACKS


REMINDERS

  • School Council Self Nominations- please call the office if you would love to be a part of our School Council.

  • RUMBALARA DENTIST VISIT- TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY next week. Please call the school if you need forms

  • Children MUST wear hats when outside at school during Term 1. Pease check that your child has a hat.

  • School starts at 8:50 am. It's really important that we are at school on time, every day! Check out our Attendance Policy Summary if you need information about Attendance at school.

  • Sign up to use the Compass App-see our post .

  • 5-6 camp to Harrietville coming up on Wednesday 24th March.

  • Curriculum Day- student free day Wednesday 30th March.

  • Swimming Week 28th March- Friday 1st April.

  • End Term 1 Friday 8th April 2.30 pm.






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