The Year 6 students have been stuffing and sewing their own graduation bear over the last few weeks. A great deal of thought has gone into designing clothes and presenting each bear's individuality! Pop into the main building to catch a glimpse at the creativity of our Year 6 students.
Quiz Question ... Who Are They?
They mow the grass, read with students, sew costumes, pour coffee, sell uniforms, order books, clean tables, cook BBQs, sell books, order equipment, drive students, join excursions, tell stories, share expertise, turn sausages, stack chairs, sweep paths, cook cakes, clean gutters, paint walls, move furniture, listen to spelling, count money, receive bankbooks, maintain rosters, pull weeds and much more.
Answer ... Our volunteers of course!
Staff provided mountains of delicious cakes, party pies, breads, dips and delicious quiches for what turned into an authentic celebration for our school volunteers. Over 60 volunteers were able to attend and many more offered their apologies. Without the sometimes quiet and background actions of so many parents and friends who support our students so much of what is accomplished would be limited.
We are within a breath until the year will end! The week ahead is full of a wonderful collection of fun and learning. On Monday students will meet their new teachers and classmates for 2015. Students will be participating in the final of three transition sessions aimed at reassuring students of next year's class structures. The school will be bursting at its seems as it welcomes the 2015 Prep students.
Monday morning will be our final weekly assembly. While the Year 6 students will need to head away to practice their graduation evening rehearsal the rest of the school will catch up the latest announcements and hear about the student of the week.
Many are holding their breath for Wednesday - a chance to end the year with a bang. The whole school will be heading to the park for a morning of fun and games. Then students and staff will be bused to the cinemas to watch a special sneak preview of 'Penguins'. A special thanks to Kristy Weston for lending her organisational eye to the day.
Friday will be our final day. We start a little earlier at 8:45am and finish the day at 1:00pm. There will be a shortened recess and then our end of year assembly at 12:00 noon.
Now draw a breath and hang on for a wonderful celebration of a remarkable year in the life of Rosanna Primary.
Students who attend the Special Religious Instruction (SRI) - Christian sessions over the year took a moment on Monday to celebrate Christmas. Students gathered to sing carols, retell the Christmas story and to celebrate this significant religious festival in this Christian calendar. A special thanks to our volunteer SRI teachers who organised the morning and those who have shared in our community so regularly.
Thursday night parents, teachers and students gathered to hear a little of the wonderful musical abilities of some of our students at the Soiree. Olivia (our instrumentalist teacher), Eva (singing teacher), Michael (guitar teacher) and Maureen (our piano teacher) organised a wonderful afternoon showcasing the talents of so many of our students. The evening reached a climax with Olivia on sax and Maureen tickling the keyboards in their own performance! A rousing 12 Days of Australian Christmas filled the Chandler Hall and finished the evening on a merry note. A special thanks to Maureen and Michael who will finish up their role as instrumentalist teachers this year. Well done to all those students who shared their talent with us.
Don't miss out on your chance to win an amazing array of Christmas goodies in the school's Christmas Hamper Raffle. A special thanks to the FORPS team who have lovingly collected and presented the three huge hampers.
Tickets are available at the office upon request. Please make sure your sold tickets are returned to the office.
Occasionally it takes a special act to remind us where we live. A ring on one of our neighbours doorbells led quickly to our request. "Hi, we're from Rosanna Primary and one of our students has kicked a ball over the fence! We're just wondering if you might have found it." Mr Jackson enquired. The response was instant with a smile stretching across her face. "Great. I've been wanting to come up and pay a visit but haven't had a chance." The neighbour disappeared down her hallway and return with a cardboard box full of soccer balls. "We have a collection of them that we wanted to return!"
Some say our school is in Rosanna. Perhaps a better description would be to say we are nestled around some caring neighbours who are looking after us!
In 2006 Marie Alafaci was voted in as President of the Rosanna Primary School Council. Eight years later she chaired her final meeting. "As soon as I visited Rosanna I knew it was a very special place," she reflected during her final meeting. "I'm glad to have worked with so many people and to have learnt so much over the years." Her guidance and leadership has been greatly appreciated over many years and has ensured our school moves ahead placing students' learning at its centre.
A special thanks to all those volunteers who heaved pavers, shifted furniture and shuffled 'treasures' yesterday in preparation of our Election Day Sale. Their efforts and those who gathered to make the sales contributed to raising over $700.00! Perhaps as important as the amount raised were the conversations and recollections of the visitors to the 'old building'. Jeff recalled one visitor who "meandered into the room and looked around. I was sitting in a chair in that corner and the television was over there. That's where I sat when I watched the moon landing!" It was indeed a reminder of the powerful connections and experiences that fill our school community.
Students in the Prep classes as well as those in the senior school enjoyed a final visit from the Melbourne Fire Department. Over two weeks students have listened to fire fighters discuss their jobs and lead students through a range of learning experiences. Lights flashed and sirens blared to the thrill of everyone. The visit was another opportunity for students to discuss fire safety strategies. A special thanks to the MFB for the visit and their ongoing support of fire education within school.
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