South Grafton Public School would like to congratulations our fantastic staff and students on an excellent Term 3.
We collectively have embraced the many challenges we have been faced with and have successfully implemented many initiatives to support our students. We would like to acknowledge the fabulous support of our school community who have also followed the NSW DEC guidelines throughout the term. We should all be very proud of the achievements of our wonderful school and we look forward to a fantastic Term 4.
Congratulations to all our staff and students on a superb infants’ athletics sports day. Our staff all commented on the excellent attitude of our students who displayed fantastic sportsmanship throughout the carnival.
Congratulations to our overall winners Red Roos and our age champions:
- 5yr boys: 1st: Caleb Hyland, 2nd Blake Jackson, 3rd: Riley Burton
- 5yr girls: 1st: Azalia Walker, 2nd: Jelari Duke, 3rd: Taya Sandor
- 6yr boys: 1st: Hugh Corrigan, 2nd: Drain Skinner, 3rd: Asher McGregor
- 6yr girls: 1st: Ella Smidt, 2nd: Isabelle Moran, 3rd: Amelia Sheather
- 7yr boys: 1st: Caleb Lolic, 2nd: Bray James, 3rd: Chase Taylor
- 7yr girls: 1st: Mollie Moran, 2nd: Phoenix De Bono, 3rd: Mikayla Pigg
- 8yr boys: 1st: Blake Howard, 2nd: Jaxon Amos, 3rd: Fischer Sanne
- 8yr girls: 1st: Isabella Taylor, 2nd: Josie Vickers, 3rd: Kennah Lowe
Congratulations to our school debating team who defeated Grafton in the third round of the Premier’s Debating Challenge. The topic of the debate was “That we should fire professional athletes who are bad role models” Our team was the negative side. The team is now zone champions and will now participate in the fourth round early next term. Well done SGPS!
Earlier this term we held our Premier’s Multicultural Public Speaking finals. Our winners and runners-up from Stage 2 and Stage 3 speeches were recorded and forwarded to the NSW DEC Arts Unit for adjudication. Last week we received a video from the official adjudicator who delivered constructive feedback on our four student’s speeches. Following this feedback, the adjudicator announced Zoe Rayward has been chosen to participate in the regional final of the Premier’s Multicultural Public Speaking competition.
Congratulations to all our students who attended the end of term rewards day activities and our students who will also be receiving a AAA certificate. Students who have achieved their AAA have displayed excellence in Attitude and Attendance and have always tried their very best throughout this term.
Congratulations to our Stage 3 students who constructed the winning chicken coops. The winning chicken coop – ‘Hotel Eggcelstor’ will now be constructed by the Grafton Mens’ Shed and will be raffled by our school in Term 4. The Year 5 students who won first to fourth place in the ‘Design a Chicken Coop’ unit of work had the opportunity to visit the Grafton Mens’ Shed. They were able to tour the workshop and view the various projects underway. They were also able to discuss the construction of Ryan and Aidan’s winning design.
The Grafton Library has established a wonderful display of our winning chicken coops which you can view in the holidays if you have the opportunity. We would like to thank the Grafton Library for their support of this fantastic initiative.
Congratulations to our two netball teams who participated in a gala day held on Tuesday at Grafton netball courts. The two teams played against Grafton PS and Westlawn PS. The sportsmanship, resilience, excellent teamwork and effort was outstanding by all girls and they represented our school with pride.
Congratulations to our students and our families who completed the ‘GOT IT’ program. This is an excellent achievement and we would like to thank the ‘GOT IT’ team for providing this program for our school and families.
Thank you to all the parents who have messaged a picture of their child participating in our online PPP activity. We have had a wonderful response and look forward to Term 4.
If you are aware of families who maybe enrolling their child in Kindergarten next year, please encourage them to complete an enrolment form which is now available online or contact the infants’ office for more information or assistance.
Last week our primary campus held a modified athletics carnival to support our primary students. It was a fantastic success and congratulations to all our students who participated and displayed excellent sportsmanship. Students who were successful received their normal place ribbons and individual champions trophies.
We wish everyone a safe holiday and look forward to a busy Term 4.