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The Essington School
The Essington Bulletin
issue no. 19
The Essington School
PRESCHOOL GRADUATION THIS WEEK Our Preschool students graduated this week, and entertained our families at the Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday night. Thank you to our parents for supporting this recognition of an important stage of their formal education. Thank you also to our teachers and assistants who prepared our students for the evening. Thanks also to Renee Schultz, Junior School Coordinator, Jaya Srinivas, Assistant Principal, and Her Worship the Mayor Katrina Fong Lim, for making the evening so special. CONGRATULATIONS Congratulations to all our students who performed last Friday night at the Music Recital in the Auditorium. Our School community were impressed with our talented students and their performances on the night. Thank you to all our students who performed on the evening. Special thanks to our amazing teachers who have been working with our students and preparing them for this Recital. Special thanks to Leanne Bakker, Music Administration Coordinator, for her leadership in our Music program and on the night. SENIOR COLLEGE SINGAPORE DANCE TOUR Our Senior College students are preparing for their visit to the National University of Singapore in Singapore at the end of next week (beginning of the first week of the midyear break). Students will be completing a special program of Dance workshops, not only with the University of Singapore but also with other dance studios in Singapore. Beyond their skill development, students will participate in the choreographing of two dance routines while they are in Singapore. Our Senior College Dance Teacher, Joanna Noonan, will lead the group, and Ebony Burns will assist Joanna on the tour. STAGE 2/YEAR 12 BUSHWALK THIS WEEK A group of our Senior College Outdoor Education students have this week been involved in a bushwalk at Nitmiluk Gorge, Katherine. Rob McLachlan, our Senior College Outdoor Education Teacher, has been leading the walk. We look forward to reports on the Camp and some photos of the Camp in next weeks Bulletin. BORNEO TOUR DEPARTING SOON A group of our students from Middle School and Senior College depart this weekend for Borneo and their adventurous journey through the jungles, waterways and coastal areas of western Borneo. One of the highlights of the tour will be spending time in local villages and staying overnight in a traditional long house. Access to this village is only possible by boat up a river. Our students will be able to count this expedition as their Adventurous Journey for their International Duke of Edinburghs Award. We wish them all the best for this great expedition. NEW CANTEEN/CLASSROOMS BUILDING Our builders are completing the walls and fitout of the classrooms on the top floor, and the installation of fixtures to the ground floor Canteen. As completion is close, planning is underway for landscaping the downstairs and outdoor areas outside the Canteen. Furniture and fixtures for the upstairs classrooms and downstairs seating, drink fountains, and recreation facilities are arriving. They will be ready for installation in two weeks time when our students go on their mid-year break. We are planning for outdoor table tennis tables, basketball hoops, and hand tennis courts in the area. The fit out of classrooms on the top floor with new computers and interactive whiteboards, is progressing with equipment being delivered and ready for installation in two weeks time. The construction of the building is progressing well, and will be ready for use in Term 3. FORTHCOMING MID-YEAR HOLIDAY BREAK VACATION SCHOOLS We will be releasing our full program of Mid-Year Vacation Schools Programs next week, for the forthcoming June/ July holiday break. Our Vacation Schools are part of our Academies of Excellence Program, and will provide opportunities for advanced learning in areas such as Music, Science and Technology, Sport (Basketball Skill Development), Engineering, Computing (App Development), Art and Creative Writing. Information on the Excellence in Music Workshops being offered over the mid year break is available from our Music Centre. We will again be running our international hands-on Science program for a small group of our Year 11 students from Tokyo and Jakarta and local scientists on local animals in our tropical environment. This will be our second Tetsuro Obara Australia Japan Tropical Environmental Science Vacation School program. AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS TERM 3 We have just released our program of Clubs for Term 3, and again offer our students a range of 30+ After School Clubs in many areas. The After School Clubs Program Term 3 flyer is available from our Junior School/ Middle School Office, and from our new main office in the Essington Education Centre (off Chrisp Street). Copies of the flyer will also be included in the Semester One report envelope. PLANNING FOR OUR SCHOOL FETE, THE NIGHTCLIFF COMMUNITY FAIR Many classes have indicated their intentions for a class stall for our major school and community event, our Fete and Nightcliff Community Fair. We will be writing to parents seeking their assistance with their students class stall, and with other assistance for our Fete. This is our major fundraising activity for the year, and all funds raised will go towards purchasing resources, shelving, and furniture for our Library for all students across the school. Such a large event requires all of us to start preparing for their stalls. Classes and class parent representatives are encouraged to start planning for their stalls. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist us in any way for the Fete. David Cannon Principal/CEO The Essington School Darwin 2 mailto:email@example.com
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