There is always something special about the beginning of Term 4. The children are excited to be here, the uniforms are all freshly laundered and it is obvious how much the children have grown since last wearing their summer uniform.

As part of our Kitchen Garden program, the Year 3 and 4 students have experienced a visit to Woolworths to explore how fresh produce is managed and handled. The children learnt about the various seafoods and their origins, saw sushi being made, followed by a tasting. They also spent time in the bakery, testing their skills at kneading. Time in the butchers provided time for the students to look at meat processing practices. Among the many interesting facts about supermarkets was that approximately 10 000 boxes of goods arrive each night on pallets which then have to be unpacked and shelved ready for the next day.

This week, we received the exciting news that our Kindergarten has been successful in securing a Victorian Government Early Learning Grant. This money will allow us to complete some upgrades in our Kindergarten. We look forward to seeing the changes take place over the coming months in preparation for 2019.

Over the coming four weeks, the students will have the opportunity to participate in a Basketball Clinic as part of their PE program. It is obvious we have some up and coming Basketball superstars in our midst. We also have a number of students participating in the T20 cricket. As well as the many sporting experiences, we have a large group of students who will be enjoying an excursion to the Geelong Art Gallery to see the Archibald exhibition on the 29th October. Special thanks to our Art teacher Robyn Kerdel who has coordinated this wonderful experience.

Please ensure you have our Art Show on your calendar for Thursday 1 November 5.30 – 7pm. Along with the exceptional artistic endeavours of your children being on display, there will also be whole class ‘Classterpieces’ available for silent auction. Our wonderful P&F will be providing a free sausage sizzle so please come along and let your child/ren share about their art work. Art work will be available to be purchased for a ‘gold coin’ donation and will be available for collection from 6.30pm.

Blessings in your week

Sue Ellis