Principal's Report

We are now officially half way through the term, with just 5 weeks remaining. As things are starting to get cooler, we encourage students to wear school beanies and make sure they are coming to school with their jumpers. This Sunday we have our Bunnings BBQ taking place at Bunnings North Geelong. Thank you to each and every person that has popped their name down to support on the day. Also that you to the Amanda Denny and Sue Davenport who will be team captains and running the show on Sunday. Please see the roster below:

Bunnings BBQ Roster

Go Grey In May

We will be holding this on Monday 27th May. One of our wonderful Grade 5 students, Eli, is working alongside the Junior School Council to help to raise funds for the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation. Eli is incredibly brave and is shaving his head to help raise money for the important cause of fighting childhood brain cancer.

Go Grey in May is a time to participate in fun, awareness-raising activities that raise much needed funds for childhood brain cancer.
Brain cancer is one of the most common childhood cancers with around 120 children and adolescents diagnosed in Australia each year. Every dollar raised gives hope for a cancer free future. By making a donation, you are funding RCD Foundation paediatric brain cancer projects in the areas of research, care and development.

We ask that students bring a gold coin donation on Monday, or if families choose to they can donate directly to the link above. I have heard a whisper that there might be an additional person getting their head shaved if we raise over $2000 - we are currently sitting at $1820 - what a super effort!

Grade 3 Camp

Our Grade 3 students had a wonderful time at Camp Angahook, Aireys Inlet. They enjoyed their first official camping experience with students from Shelford, Lethbridge and Meredith PS. A very big thank you to Mr King for caring for our students while on camp and taking the time away from his own family. Students enjoyed a range of activities, including a walk to the beach, an environmental program through Ecologic, giant swing, frisbee golf, mini golf, low ropes course, and archery. Check out the photos below!


What a great first session our students had at gymnastics this week. There was plenty of excitement as everyone headed to YMCA North Geelong, to participate in a 1 hour gymnastics session. We will share lots of photos at the conclusion of the session, which run for another 3 weeks.

Curriculum Day

Just a reminder that we will be holding a Curriculum Day on Friday 7th June. There will be no school for students on this day, however those that require care - OSHC will be running for a fee. The following Monday is the King's Birthday Holiday, so the school will be closed for the day.

Tuning into Kids

Just a reminder that Tuning into Kids will be running on Monday straight after assembly.

DATES TO COME - also in the calendar

Sunday 26th May - Bunnings BBQ
Wednesday 29th May - Gymnastics
Friday 31st May - Winter Lightning Prems - more information to come
Wednesday 5th June - Gymnastics
Thursday 6th June - Port of Melbourne Excursion Grade 5/6
Friday 7th June - Curriculum Day - OSHC Running
Monday 10th June - King's Birthday Holiday - No school
Wednesday 12th June - Gymnastics
Thursday 20th June - Teeth on Wheels Dentist
Monday 24th June - GSODA Performance - Little Mermaid - Whole School
Friday 28th June - Last day of term 2 - 2:30pm finish

I also just wanted to give a heads up to families that at School Council on Monday night a discussion was held about getting a new fence for the school, with approval for this to go ahead. We will be seeking quotes and taking the next steps to make our school a safer space for students during the day.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend.,

Louise Kahle

Student Awards

Congratulations to the following students who have received an award for demonstrating our values over the past fortnight:

FOUNDATION: Ella Shepherd - For always trying your best in writing and for showing great Resilience in UFLI when attempting to say the sounds to spell unknown words. Keep up the great work Ella!

GRADE 1/2: Hunter Grant - Well done, Hunter, for showing our Anakie School value of aiming for EXCELLENCE in your writing. Your have put in an amazing effort creating, organising and designing your Information Text on Motorbikes. Well done for standing up in front of our class and sharing with everyone. Keep up the great work Hunter!

GRADE 3/4: Oliver Vasils - For displaying all of the school values at Grade 3 camp. You demonstrated resilience when trying new things, respect when making new friends, responsibility when it was your turn for duty group, and excellence when following instructions. Well done, Ollie!

GRADE 5/6: Porscha Sass - Porscha, you are showing a determination to embrace challenges, practice RESILIENCE, and achieve your learning goals, especially in Maths. When tasks are tough, you adopt a Growth Mindset and always look for ways to improve, including by practising at home. Keep up the fantastic work, Porscha!

ART: Alfie Ellery - For Aiming for Excellence with your texture rubbings. You completed the task and then looked to extend yourself by completing extra by using the environment around you. Amazing job!

AUSLAN: Indi Brown - For staying focused during instruction time and remembering so many of the colour signs. You are trying so hard Indi! Well done!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Lakai Barclay - For trying so hard at gymnastics. You gave all the activities a go, joined in to everything and had a smile on your face! Well done!

PERFORMING ARTS: Maximus Loverso - For trying your best in our music lessons. You have a great awareness of beat and timing, and did a great job at composing your animal song. Keep up the great effort, Max!

STEPHANIE ALEXANDER KITCHEN GARDEN PROGRAM - Charlotte Capuano - For your hard work on your 'Lifestyle of a Chicken' worksheet. You listened to the instructions and did your best work. Keep up the great work Charlotte!

PRINCIPAL'S AWARD: Luca Ellery - for consistently demonstrating our school values and being a great participant in activities. Well done, Luca!

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