On Monday the 21th of August the Gosnells Primary School Senior Choir attended and performed in a concert showcasing the West Australian government school and their musical talents at the Crown Theatre. 50 of our talented Year 5 and 6 students spent a term and a half of choir sessions, recess, and lunch time rehearsals, as well as rigorously practicing at home to rehearsal tracks Miss Johnson provided on YouTube to produce our own mini performance of ‘Matilda the Musical’. Using sections of ‘When I Grow Up’, ‘Naughty’, and ‘Revolting Children’ surrounded by self-devised dialogue, staging and choreography we tied these songs together with our own Matilda inspired narrative.
Our students did an incredible performance to the large audience, getting to experience performing in a prime professional venue and then watch all the other schools and their hard work in an amazing night at the theatre.
Mrs Rick has been busily organising an exciting new format for our Celebrating Gosnells assembly. This year we will start the morning with a formal assembly to present the class book awards (8:45-9:30). Following this, students will join their family for a picnic morning tea (9:30-10). To finish off our celebration, students lead by Mrs Rick will be presenting the “GPS Street Party” (10:20-11:30) after a long term of preparations and practise!
We really hope our whole school community can join us in this celebration as we welcome in the holiday period.
The P&C AGM is this week and our school needs you! Please click on the flyer for more details.
Congratulations to our 2016 Student Councillors and Faction Captions who were announced at the ‘Celebrating Gosnells’ final assembly.
2016 STUDENT COUNCIL
| John Medrano
|| Asha Francis
2016 FACTION CAPTAINS
|Phedra Ah San
Are you struggling to provide your child with a healthy lunchbox that they will eat? Are you confused about the foods you should be including in your child’s lunchbox to give them the best nutrition possible?
Lunch is one of the most important meals in your child’s diet, and so should be one of the most nutrient dense meals that they consume. If inadequate food is consumed at lunch time, your child will not have enough energy to explore, discover and learn as they should.
In colloboration with the Child and Parent Centre: Gosnells and Nutrition Force, we are offering 2 healthy lunchbox workshops to teach parents about the recommended children’s dietary guidelines, the importance of good nutrition and food variety. You’ll also learn about portion size and how to make the right choices when choosing lunchbox fillers at the supermarket. These workshops give parents the strategies, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthier lunchboxes for your children.
BOOK IN NOW to a workshop on either Tuesday 10th or Thursday 12th, both from 9-11am. Morning Tea will be provided.
Min gala bar…Welcome… Ahlan wa sahlan… Swagat… Huan ying… Ji aya nu… Karibu… Mabuhay… Yin-dee-ton-rub…
Parents of our multicultural children are invited to morning tea in the library after assembly on Friday 23rd of October. Come along to:
- learn about the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme and how it works from Ms Fiorentino
- hear how you can be more involved with your school from the P&C president, Mrs Schokker
- find out about what you can do to help your bilingual child as they learn English from Miss Murray
- share a “cuppa” and some “finger food” from around the world
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Mr De Antoni and a small band of very helpful parents oversaw the first 19 events of our Faction Carnival on Monday. While the weather was a little chilly at times, we were able to get through the scheduled events before any rain arrived, with Pegasus opening up a handy points advantage from Centaur, Apollo and Thor going into our main day of competition this Friday 18 September. With the loss of our Year 7 students to high school, the main carnival will run slightly differently this year. Students in Years 1 – 3 will be competing in their events from 9am up until Recess, with our Year 4 – 6 students coming out for their events after recess. Students in Year 1 – 3 will return to their classrooms with their teachers after recess and re-join the seniors for presentations around 2.30pm. The decision to separate the two groups of students has been made to increase participation and reduce the amount of time children spend unoccupied in the bays. Students will remain under the supervision of school staff throughout the day and will not be “signed out” of school unless they are leaving the school grounds under direct parental supervision.
As the weather is forecast to be a warm one, please remember to supply your child with a sun-safe hat, bottle of water and suncream.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Unfortunately, due to circumstances largely outside our own control, it has been necessary to now move the Sports Carnival back to its original dates of Monday 14 September for Jumps and Throws and Friday 18 September for the main carnival events. In apologising to parents for the change in arrangements, I can assure you it is an unavoidable change and one made in the very best interest of all the children involved.