- So much happening!
- Father’s Day Breakfast – Wednesday 28 August 7–9am
- Year 6 Production – Time After Time
- Mini Olympics
- Aerobics Success!
- Tournament of Minds
- Comedy Night gold!
- Minimbah Tea Towels and Aprons
- Footy Colours Day – Friday 13 September
- Book Week @ Minimbah: 9–12 September
- Year 3 and 4 Camp
- Calendar Dates to Remember
So much happening!
On any given day at Minimbah, there is plenty going on. But over the past few weeks, the staff and children have been in overdrive!
As we pass the half-way mark of the term, a snapshot of recent activity includes Year 5 at Sovereign Hill, Year 6 visiting Bosch for a STEM experience, Year 3 and 4 engaging in the Waste Pioneers Program and the Dairy Industry’s Picasso Cow Program, Aerobics success with two teams qualifying for the National competition, a great PFG Disco and parent Comedy Night; both organised by the PFG. A successful Girls' Footy competition, Year 5 participating in Health and Human Development classes, Year 5 and 6 participating in both the Tournament of Minds and Maths Talent Quest and Year 6 preparing for ‘Time After Time', their 2019 Production!
And here’s what’s coming up! ...
We look forward to welcoming all our Dads and Special Friends on Wednesday 28 August for the Father’s Day Breakfast. The PFG will be cooking up delicious bacon and egg rolls between 7–9am to help kick-start your day. There will be coffee too! See you there.
WE'RE COMING TO BREAKFAST!
Our Year 6 students are looking forward to performing in the 2019 Production, ‘Time After Time’. It’s a totally student-devised and written production and promises to be a wonderful experience for all participants and audience members. Get your tickets now for one of the two performances to be presented on Thursday 29 August in the Woodleigh Hall at our Senior Campus.
Set in a time before ours where magic roams freely, there lurks a devious witch, a treacherous illness, and a secret. Twins, Billie and Grace, are driven to theft when the mysterious illness sweeps through their village, and they are sentenced to five years in prison.
Accompanied by their new jailbird friends, Billie and Grace discover the truth about time as well as the secret that the Warden Raven has kept from them, that lies deep within the prison. Can Grace and Billie escape to get home again? Or will they be fated to do their time?
Grab your tickets now and join us to find out!
Images: Mini Olympics 2018 – so much fun!
Mini Olympics – Friday 6 September 2019, Minimbah Gym
Foundation – Year 3
9.45am – 12.10pm
Year 4 – 6
12.50pm – 3.10pm
Students will participate in a series of activities based on Olympic sports and disciplines scoring points for their School Teams as they compete.
They will be grouped according to their year levels and team colours.
- Red (Sharks)
- Blue (Seadragons)
- Green (Stingrays)
- Gold (Barracudas)
The first part of the program will involve students rotating through a series of eight activities. Each activity will last for five minutes with a one-minute changeover time between. Team leaders (Year 6 students) will act as scorers/equipment monitors and accompany their respective teams to each activity.
The second part of the program will involve a series of team challenges for each year level. These will include relays, skipping, hula hoops, basketball shoot, tunnel ball and jockeys on/off.
Parents are most welcome to attend to cheer on the students!
We congratulate all students who represented the School in the State Aeroschools Aerobics Competition recently.
Images: Year 2 team and Year 5 team.
Two of our teams have advanced through to the National Competition to be held on the Gold Coast in September.
Best wishes to our Year 2 Team: Tilly, Eve, Mae and Harper; and our Year 6 Team: Lily, Amelie and Faith.
On Saturday 17 August, a group of Year 5 and 6 students travelled to Deakin University to compete in the Tournament of Minds competition.
The Tournament of Minds is a problem-solving competition, providing an opportunity for students to apply their creativity, flexible thinking and problem-solving skills in team scenarios.
The following students were divided into three team challenge areas and worked from the beginning of this term on their Long-Term Presentation challenges, complying with the strict guidelines, restrictions and criteria that needed to be met.
- S.A.S. (Serious About STEM): Elfie N., Alice S., Innes T., Maya W., Finn C., Saskia M. and Ollie R.
The team had to respond to a challenge to develop a real and virtual model to collect DNA from endangered species.
- Oztralia: Hamish C., Euan M., Maya W., Lily C., Zoe H., Eli HH. and Charlotte P.
- Flying Taxi: Julian J., Miah W., Sonny W., Nyah A., Sienna G., Faith H. and Tom S.
These teams had to rewrite the story of the Wizard of Oz to become the Wizard of Aus, including an overarching concept, as well as make backdrops, costumes and original music.
Each team was also involved in an unseen Spontaneous Challenge on the day, putting all their skills to the test.
I would like to congratulate all students on their efforts and applaud them on sustaining their enthusiasm and focus during the five-week period, leading up to Saturday’s competition. Their positive and enthusiastic attitude toward problem-solving on the spot and rising to new challenges was impressive. They should all be very proud of themselves.
A special thank you to the supporting parents and also to Mrs Wishart and Mrs Hodgkiss for attending with us on the Saturday morning. A huge thank you also to all the Minimbah Staff, for your flexibility and support in allowing students to commit the time necessary to their challenges.
Individual Needs Teacher
A big thank you to all of the parents and friends who made it to the Comedy Night #8!
Fiona O'Loughlin and Des Dowling were absolute gold! Beyond the hilarity, we also managed to make some money to support the Minimbah Campus PFG. And had a few belly laughs along the way!
Thank you to all the generous supporters who donated goods and services to the auctions and raffle – and a huge thanks to the PFG for all your efforts in organising this great community night.
Tea Towels and Aprons can be ordered by following the link below, or by completing the form (download link below) and returning with payment to the office in an envelope clearly marked 'Tea Towel/Apron Order'.
Kerrie has samples in Reception if you would like to view.PURCHASE ONLINE
PURCHASE OLD SCHOOL
On Friday 13 September, the children are invited to wear their footy jumpers, beanies, scarves or colours to help celebrate the end of the AFL season!
Our annual Book Week will be celebrated this year from Monday 9th to Thursday 12th September. The theme this year is ‘Reading Is My Secret Power'.
On Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 September, we have Anthony Lucas, an Oscar-nominated short film animator visiting to do workshops with each class.
On Thursday 12 September, we have our 'dress up as a book character day', when all students come as their favourite book character for the day and participate in a costume parade at Assembly. Students are encouraged to make their own costumes, re-use ones they have or raid the dress-ups in the library. The staff will be performing a picture book, bringing to life, with much laughter, a well loved story. Not to be missed! Please join us for the Assembly.
We also have visiting illustrator Marc McBride (Deltora Quest) coming to show us how he paints dragons.
Looking forward to lots of creativity and fun. Happy Reading!
To round off the term, we wish our Year 3 and 4 students all the best as they head to Golden Valleys Lodge in Main Ridge for the 2019 adventure camp from 18 – 20 September. Happy camping!
28 August – Father’s Day Breakfast
29 August – Year 6 Production
30 August – Year 6 Basketball Lightning Premiership
3 September – Footy Colours Day
6 September – Mini Olympics
9–12 September – Minimbah Book Week
9 & 10 September – Anthony Lucas Animation Workshops
12 September – Book Week Assembly
12 September – Mark McBride Author Workshops
13 September – Footy Colours Day
13 September – PFG Meeting, 2.00pm
18–20 September – Year 3 and 4 Adventure Camp
20 September – Term 3 concludes, 3.20pm
8 October – Term 4 commences