Congratulations 19E an 8M for raising an enormous 625 kilograms of food for FOODBANK. What amazing community support /spirit we have here at Goodwood and how wonderful to know that some of that food may end up at Hutt Street,,,our next community action!
Merrilyn comes to help a small group of very keen [and sometimes hungry] sewers at lunch time on Thursdays. We appreciate her volunteering to teach this life skill. Thanks Merrilyn!
Goodwood Primary School had swimming in week 6 and 7 of Term 1 at the Unley Swimming Pool.
I really love swimming because we do laps around the pool and we play lots of games at the end of the lessons. We learn how to swim all the different styles for example; breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle. At the end of the week we do a whirlpool. A whirlpool is when you run around in a big circle in the pool. The instructors tell you to run, run, run. Then you lie on your back and float around the whirlpool really fast. It is so much fun.
The instructors there are really nice and helpful. Our instructor in our group was the best. He was fun, he made lots of jokes and he was patient. Everyone in my team liked him. Our instructor taught us not to give up and even when it gets hard to keep trying.
Another thing we did was to try and put on a life jacket while we were in the water. We also learned how to save other people in the water using a pool noodle, a milk bottle with rope attached to it and a kickboard.
I’m looking forward to swimming next year. I cannot wait.
by Taylan Grieg
The buzz this week was all around the very professional performance Frog and Toad. What an absolute delight for all! From costumes, props, lighting, sound and mostly performances, audiences young and old were enthralled by the magical musical presented by 4 and 5 M. Congratulations to all the fabulous performing artists and the three wonderful teachers behind the scenes, Kate, Janet and Bronwyn.
Our PCW Julie has reinstated the year 7 hangout during lunch breaks on Tuesday. The lucky year 7 participants get to prepare delectable foods that they take back to class and share. From all accounts it is fun, educational and very yummy!
Did you know:
The top 4 people in the Paralympics in running were faster than the fastest guy in the not Paralympics (the Olympics).
The first Olympics were in Athens, Greece.
In 2020 the Olympics are located in Tokyo.
In ICT, Liam has set up accounts for all of the ICT leaders to post things on the Goody Blog. Everything that we post goes straight to Liam to check before going on the blog, so what you see on the blog is not inappropriate. We can also comment on other posts.
In ICT, Zac and Toby plan to teach kids how to design bridges and structures on Mondays. To achieve this we are going to use West Point Bridge Designer. We are going to start sessions in the library soon.
Coming soon…as part of I.C.T Leadership, Damen, Mack and Oscar will be running a workshop to teach year 3/4s how to calculate area and perimeter using Minecraft!
Stay tuned for further information.
On Friday the 5th of August heaps of students and parents from 3M, 12C and 8M participated in the Walk A Mile In My Boots. We raised $1015 for homeless people and we got to experience a snippet of what it might feel like living on the street in very cold conditions. It was amusing to see our volunteer parents expressions when they realised we were walking back to school via a dubious route! In reality we walked about 8 kilometres not a mile and everyone was well pleased to get back to school. Thanks to all the volunteers and students that came along…look forward to seeing you again in 2017.
Catherine Murch, Graeme Hunt, Holly Dixon, Liam McComb