Wednesday afternoon brought amazing Melbourne sunshine, so girls group headed out to buy some veggies for the kitchen gardens and explore the Darebin parklands.
This year we are continuing our efforts to raise money towards the purchase of a new school bus to replace one of our ageing Toyota Coasters. While the bus has served us well, it is increasingly expensive and time consuming to maintain.
On the first of March we will be running a sausage sizzle, raffles and secondhand book drive from the front yard of our school. Over the years we have relied on the generosity of the local community to support us in sourcing the prizes for such events, and this year is no exception. The ongoing generosity shown by community members is amazing.
We would like to make special mention to a number of local businesses for their donations. These include:
- Foxtrot Charley, Sydney Road Brunswick
- Bustop Shoe Repairs, Victoria Street Brunswick
- Tom’s Paddock, Glenburn
This Sunday the 1st of March, staff and student’s will be running a number of fundraising activities from our school gates during the Sydney Road Street Party. If you will be available to lend a hand and are interested in helping out on the sausage sizzle, second hand book stall or selling raffle tickets, please contact Dawn on 93809417 to arrange a time.
On Friday the 13th of February SRCS stopped all classes and came together as a school to acknowledge the anniversary of the nationally significant Sorry Day.
Zeb, a senior student, performed a welcome to country and read a short description of the historical events which lead to the the national apology given by the then Prim Minister Kevin Rudd on the 13 February 2008.
Following Zeb’s speech we watched a clip taken seven years ago at the time Kevin Rudd made the apology for past laws, policies and practices that devastated Australia’s First Nations Peoples – in particular members of the Stolen Generations.
BOOK DONATIONS WANTED
SRCS BOOK SALE!
On the 1st of March, for the Sydney Road Street Festival, the SRCS Book Club will be selling cheap second hand books, in an effort to raise funds to improve the selection of books in the School Library. We would appreciate donations of any unwanted books to contribute to our fundraising effort. Please bring any donations to the office before the Festival.
All types of books are appreciated! Childrens books, novels, Fiction, Non Fiction, anything you can find will help, every book counts!
At SRCS we want to promote reading as a regular, valuable and enjoyable activity. We think it’s important for students to have a sense that reading every day is something that everyone does.
This year we are trialling a new whole school reading initiative. On all school days except Wednesday at 12:30pm every person in the entire school will drop everything and read silently for ten minutes. Students may select their own reading material, with the provision that it must be on a page rather than a screen. An important part of the program is that teachers and other staff participate too.
The thinking behind having regular ten minute sessions is that reading, like any other skill needs to be practised. Improvement comes from practice. We believe that if students develop the habit of regular reading they will become better readers, which is an important goal of our school.
Ralph signals the beginning of reading time with the strum of his banjo
Each year at the beginning of term one all students and staff head to Williamstown Beach for a day of activities, getting to know each other and relaxing by the sea before sharing a BBQ lunch.
It’s a great chance for old, new, younger and more senior students to mix and spend time getting to know the range of staff at SRCS after a long summer break or having just joined our school community.
This year with the weather being a little cool, only the bravest students ventured into the ocean, while others read, played beach cricket, chatted and enjoyed the playground set back from the beach.
Thanks to everyone who came along and shared in the excitement of the beginning of a new school year.