Dear Parents, Families and Community members,
This week we held our Scholastic Book Fair here at school. It was fantastic to see all the children so excited to come through and put some books on their wish lists on Monday & Tuesday. We had lots of parents visit and purchase books for their children as well as making several very generous donations of books (31) to our Learning Communities.
We would like to thank all of our staff, students & parents for purchasing so many books for themselves and their classrooms. We sold a huge $6,394 worth of books which means we received $2,237.90 for the school which equates to 141 books to go straight into our learning communities!
School Leaders Breakfast
Recently our principal team and leading teachers had the wonderful privilege of celebrating our newly appointed student leaders together with their parents. Student leaders and their families were invited to a special breakfast where we shared ham and cheese toasties and hot drinks before school. Our student leaders have all been selected for their commitment to displaying our school values and dedicating their time to helping keep Armstrong Creek School a happy and high quality learning community. These young leaders are fantastic role models for our students, taking great responsibility in their roles and wearing their leadership badges with pride.
Grade 3/4 Camp
The 3/4 Learning Community were lucky enough to head down to YMCA Camp Wyuna two weeks ago for two days of school camp. Students bundled up on the Monday morning, waved to their family and friends and headed down the coast. We were greeted by amazing YMCA staff who led each activity, cooked up delicious food and made sure all the students and staff were looked after.
Students had the most amazing time learning, playing and growing together in a completely new environment. The students loved their time sling shotting water balloons in the park, playing games on the beach, learning the game of ‘Ga Ga Ball’, exploring the township of Queenscliff and playing with their friends. All of the teachers were very proud of how our students represented our school, their manners and preparedness to have a go.
Here are a few student highlights;
Scarlett W – "It was fun getting to watch ‘Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs’ with my friends eating popcorn."
Coen – "I liked doing the sandcastles on the beach, and seeing who could make the best one. Our sandcastle was the best! The food was amazing, I think the jam drop biscuits were my favourite."
Hazel – "I liked doing the sand sculptures on the beach. It was tricky but I still knew it was going to be fun! Chocolate Mousse pudding was delicious!"
Harper – "I loved playing Ga Ga Ball and having everyone cheer for us. I loved dinner and breakfast, pancakes with maple syrup!"
District Cross Country
On Wednesday the 28th of March, 34 of our students from grades 3-6 went off to Eastern Gardens to compete in the District Cross Country. This is the first time our children have been to run it at Eastern Gardens which is a vastly hillier course than the one that we run here at school.
We were very proud of the way the children represented ACS and had a few children sneak in for some top 10 finishes. All those who went should be very proud of the effort they put in to represent the school at this level. Thank you also to the amazing staff who went to help, these days don’t happen without your support.
Mother's Day Stall
Wishing everyone in our school community celebrating Mother's Day a wonderful day.
We hope gifts bought at our Mother's Day Stall were warmly received and loved by their recipients! Thank you to the wonderful PACC (Parents and Community Club) Team who sourced the gifts and assisted with the sales during the week, it was fantastic to have you involved on site once more. There were some very excited shoppers visiting the stall who couldn't wait to give their wonderful mums their presents.
To all the mums and very special people, we hope you enjoyed your day and all the spoils!
Take care and enjoy!