It has been a fantastic term and I would like to acknowledge all the hard work of the staff and students over the past few months. It has also been amazing to see so many parent volunteers participating at school from gardening to reading support and participation at Governing Council meetings has been strong. This past week we have had representatives from Climbing Tree nature play and Adventure Plus playgrounds out to visit our school to discuss possibilities for the redevelopment of the playground area. It is really exciting to see so many projects moving forward and the next term is shaping up to be exciting. I also wanted to congratulate all our Receptions on completing their first term at school. They have really settled in well, developed new friendships and have enjoyed their learning journey and all the opportunities that school presents. I have also undertaken many personalised school tours and interest in the school and its connected community has been great to see. We welcome several new families in Term 2 so please make them feel a part of such a wonderful community. I am really positive about student learning this term and our end of term concert reflected the amazing opportunities that Basket Range Primary School presents. The enthusiasm of the children in learning instruments, using their voice and celebrating community through dance was really powerful. Many thanks to Bethany for facilitating this and showcasing our students talents.
The community picnic, activities and kite flying this week was a really great way to end the term. The beautiful construction of the kites and the design thinking was revealed as students tested them out on the oval today. I certainly liked the prototypes kites that were made by classes and the resilience of students as they modified them to changing conditions. I always think you can never go wrong with colour and creativity! Thanks also to Josie Ferguson who helped me to take the photos from today as she helped to capture the moment beautifully. It was fantastic to see peer support provided by our older students in walking the group to the oval and in assisting each other with the kite making earlier in the week. I would also really like to thank all the staff that made this such a lovely afternoon and the families that came to participate and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere after what has been a really busy Term. Thanks also to Sally for the delicious dried apples, I am sure it got a few of us through the day. Have a wonderful holiday break everyone and enjoy your children as I have done this term. Kindest Regards Sybila.