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South Grafton PS athletic carnival is postponed

South Grafton Public School had a very busy week again last week. We joined all NSW Public Schools to celebrate SASS Recognition week.

We would like to thank our wonderful SAS staff for their excellent contributions they all make daily to the running of our school and the very positive difference they also make supporting our teaching staff, community and students to help us all reach our goals.

Last Tuesday week we posted our Kindergarten Orientation video on our Facebook page. This is the first of a series of posts to assist our community and preschoolers. We will be posting a series of PPP activities with the first one starting this week. Our PPP participation home packs for our preschoolers will be available from our Infants office. If you have already returned your child’s enrolment form please contact the Infants office to arrange collection or return your enrolment form asap so you may collect this pack for your child. This pack will include pencils, scissors, glue stick, white board marker and a personalised laminated name sheet and all required resources to participate in the online PPP activities.

Last Tuesday our boys and girls hockey teams played Grafton PS and Westlawn PS at the Grafton hockey fields. Our teams played with great sportsmanship and really enjoyed representing our school. The girls team progressed to the finals after two wins and then won the final 8-nil. It was great to have a boys team compete again, unfortunately they were defeated in both games but showed a lot of team spirit. The next sporting organisation games are football (soccer) which will be held on Tuesday September 8 at Rushforth Park.

Last Wednesday we held a modified Performing Arts Concert in our Primary Hall. All of our dance troupes and our skipping team performed outstandingly and we were all very impressed with the excellent talent on display. Our thanks to Miss Amanda for her excellent choreographing of our dance performances. We are hopeful next term the guidelines may be relaxed and we will be able to hold a full concert with our parents in attendance.

Our Book Fair is up and running and our thanks to Mrs Heyman and Mrs Vickers for their organisation of this wonderful initiative in our library. The Book Fair will continue until Thursday September 3. Thank you for your support! Information is available at https://sites.google.com/a/education.nsw.gov.au/librarywithmrsheyman/book-fair-2020 .

Our Book Character Parade is being held this week. We will be holding two parades one on each campus. We are very excited to see the amazing costumes.

Good luck to our school Debating team who are debating against Maclean Public School this week in the 2nd round of the Premier’s Debating Challenge. Mr Davey from the NSW DEC Arts unit will again be adjudicating this debate.

Unfortunately we have been notified by the council that we can NOT hold our Primary Athletics carnival at Junction Hill as numbers are restricted to 100 when utilising council facilities. We will endeavour to rebook this carnival in Term 4 if guidelines have changed. If they have not we will hold a modified athletics carnival in our school grounds.

Have a great week from South Grafton Public School.

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