Year 5 Peer Mediation Training

The grade 5’s have recently been down to the scout hall to complete their Peer Mediation Training. Whilst they were there, they learnt about dealing with small problems that may occur with students at lunch time and recess. They also played several games to test their cooperation, listening, and lots of other very important skills to have when being on peer mediation duty. The grade 5 students have already been walking around in groups of two or three with the grade 6 students, watching them and practicing some of the skills they have learnt at their training sessions on Thursday, Friday and Monday. Next year they will be mixed up with other students in their year level and go around by them selves. There will still be a teacher on duty all the time to help out with larger problems.

By Riley and Pat

RACV Energy Breakthrough

On Wednesday morning (19-11-14) everyone in the HPV/Pushcart teams drove all the way up to Maryborough. It took us around 4 hours to get there and when we arrived it was very very hot! The HPVs competed in the endurance event which kicked off on Friday at 12:00am until 6:00am with a 9 hour break between 6:00am and 9:00pm. Before the event they had a 2 hour time trial to get grid positions. The Pushcarts were in a bunch of events including the obstacle course, the endurance, and finally we competed in the sprint event. Every team presented a short play and they also had to pass scrutineering to make sure the vehicle was safe and able to compete in all the events. Whilst we were there we camped in tents for 3 nights and went home on the 22-11-14. It was AWESOME! 

DSC_3582By Riley and Pat

Year 2 Sleepover

IMG_1239Last Thursday night was the annual Year 2 sleepover. Each year as part of the Camps program our Year 2 students sleep the night at school with their teachers and this year was no exception, with the 60 plus students setting up their mattresses and sleeping bags throughout the Senior Building.

IMG_1271After having an amazing dinner provided by our parents, the Year 2s took part in some games and ice cream decorating. Once everyone had eaten and had heaps of fun, a movie was on the agenda and students lay down in our wonderful Senior Building middle area to watch (and laugh!).

IMG_1294The excitement and energy had drained by the end of the movie but it still took everyone a little while to settle into their beds and fall asleep. Some found it easier than others but most people ended up having a good sleep – until the sun rose in the morning and shone through the ceiling windows telling us it was time to wake up (it was a bit early)!

Year 2 students and teachers would love to thank all the parents who provided food – it was shared between dinner, supper, breakfast and recess the next day! Thank you to all the parents for helping set up mattresses and sleeping bags on Thursday night and picking them up again on Friday. A very special thank you must go to the parents who came into school early on Friday morning to help out with breakfast. Also we could not have held the sleepover without the adults who slept over with the students – a very big thank you to the Junior Department teachers and Mr Pirouet.

Below are some photo collages from the Sleepover – click on each to open in larger size to view. There was lots of fun happening and these photos show some of what we got up to!

Music: Count Us In Performance

Music Count Us InKPS participated in a very special event on Thursday 30th October when the whole school took part in the Music Count Us In performance. This very special event is in its 7th year and it was very exciting for us to take part in for the first time.

According to the website, Music: Count Us In (MCUI) is Australia’s biggest school initiative with more than 500,000 participating students from over 2,100 schools nationwide. There is a special song that is created each year by students and musicians and shared with schools participating. Every school learns this song and then at the same time and day across the country everyone sings! There is a live streaming broadcast from Canberra where schools can watch and count down with everyone.

MCUI 2Thanks to Ms Smith for teaching us the song and having us participate. We all had a lot of fun! Thanks also to Mr Abicare and the Korumburra Secondary College Band who came along to play our backing music. They then showed us their instruments and played a few other songs for us – including Frozen!

So you can hear how wonderful we all were, here is Korumburra Primary singing at the top of their lungs for Music Count Us In:

This year the song was “Paint You a Song” – here is the YouTube video if you wish to hear the whole song: