Principal's Report

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for their attendance at the Art Show! What an amazing event for our school community. A very big thank you to Christy Thompson, who went above and beyond with the evening. Thank you also to all those that supported the night - Del Rios Winery, Bunnings North Geelong, PFA, JSC, School Council, staff, students and families.

Good luck to Zoe Bowkett, who is representing Victoria in the School Sports Championships in Tasmania today. We can't wait to hear how she goes!


Thank you for the support for the Go Blue for Diabetes Day. As a school we raised just over $150 to donate to diabetes research.


1:30pm - CFA Fire Information Session - this is for parents and members of the community. Anakie FSE FLYER - if you click on this flyer, it will provide you with all the information that you need about the fire information session - which is very prevalent coming into the warmer months. It would be great to have lots of parents and members of the community in attendance. The fire information session will be held in the middle space.

Instead of the usual icypoles, PFA have organised a slushie machine for the day. We will be handing these out to students at lunch eating time, if you have any concerns please don't hesitate to get in touch.

2:30pm - Assembly (Please note the earlier time)

3:00pm - Colour Run. This will be taking place straight after assembly. We ask that students wear a white t-shirt, and old shorts, shoes, and if they wish some sunglasses/headband. Also, don't forget to pack an old towel.


The PFA are seeking donations from families for our major raffle for the end of the year. We would appreciate new and or unused items that can be added to our hamper. The major raffle will be drawn at the celebration evening - invites went home yesterday, and you can also view this on the website.


On Wednesday our Grade 5/6 had an industry visit to Cummins Laverton plant. Students learnt how they service diesel engines for trucks, marine, generators and trains, as well as sell parts and equipment. We even have a budding apprentice diesel mechanic in our midst! We are grateful to Ardoch at The Gordon and Cummins for the opportunity. The students did us proud with their enthusiasm, engagement and respect. Check out the pictures below. In a couple of weeks the students will also visit the Gordon Institute to explore some of the offerings.

DATES TO COME - also in the calendar

Friday 24th November - Colour Run & Fire Information Session
Monday 27th November - F/1/2 Stay Late at School until 7:30pm
Friday 1st December - Hawaiian Shirt Day Fundraiser
Monday 4th December - SSG Meetings
Tuesday 5th December - Grade 5/6 Excursion - Learning Through Lunch
Friday 8th December - Assembly
Tuesday 12th December - State-wide Transition Day - all students
Thursday 14th December - Celebration Evening
Friday 15th December - Open Classrooms & Reports Go Home
Monday 18th December - Celebration Day (surprise)
Tuesday 19th December - Teeth on Wheels Dental Van
Wednesday 20th December - Last day of term - 1:30pm finish - Please note there will be no OSHC available on the final day of school. Students are to be picked up by 1:30pm.

Many thanks,
Louise Kahle

Student Awards

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

GRADE F/1/2: Zara Kenyon - Congratulations Zara for consistently demonstrating Respect and Responsibility within our classroom. You should feel proud of the respect you show your teachers and fellow peers when you actively listen to class learning and contribute your ideas with enthusiasm. You should also feel proud of the responsibility you show when you use your independent learning time productively. Keep up your wonderful learning behaviours! Keep up the great work!

GRADE F/1/2: Madelyn Patman - Congratulations Madelyn for your continued efforts in Aiming For Excellence within our classroom. You consistently approach your learning goals with enthusiasm and curiosity. When faced with a challenge you are not afraid to ask for help and extend your thinking. You should feel very proud of every time you have embraced your learning with 100% effort. Keep up the great work!

GRADE 3/4: Luca Ellery - For your remarkable display of perseverance, persistence, and commitment to academic excellence this term. Your dedication and hard work have truly paid off, setting a high standard for your peers. Well done, Luca!

GRADE 3/4: Eli Wimmer - Eli has been an awesome friend in class this term. He has demonstrated empathy and kindness towards his friends. Eli makes our class a happy place by being kind and supportive. Well done Eli, keep it up!

GRADE 5/6: Oakley Hodge - Oakley, you exemplify RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY as you care deeply for your friends and others around you. With encouragement, you are learning to embrace your talents and AIM for EXCELLENCE through choosing extension tasks, and you show RESILIENCE by choosing to be strong each day. Congratulations, Oakley, on brilliant year.

ART: Aidan Quarrell - For Aiming For Excellence with your under the sea magiclay creature. It was so realistic and the detail was fantastic. Well done!

AUSLAN: Ned Bubb - Aiming For Excellence with our HOLME activity. Ned you were so focused on finding as many signs as you could for each handshape and categorising them correctly. Amazing work!

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Kade Watts - For Aiming For Excellence during Softball. You showed excellent listening skills, great teamwork and fair play. Well done!

PERFORMING ARTS: Zara Piera - For always aiming for excellence in our Performing Arts lessons. You try your hardest and listen very carefully throughout the lesson. Keep up the fantastic work!

PRINCIPAL'S AWARD: Beau Denny - For making the most of your learning opportunities. It was so great to see the passion and enthusiasm that you had for your excursion this week. Keep up the great work!

Celebration & Graduation Evening

Please find our official invitation to the Celebration Night and Grade 6 Graduation.