Celebration of education at Merimbula PS

Education Week was a huge event at Merimbula Public School this year. An Open Day was held on Tuesday, July 30. Students showcased the school’s range of creative and performing arts programs as parents and guests watched them complete visual arts activities and participate in drama and music lessons in their classrooms.

An Education Week Assembly was also held on Open Day as another way of showcasing student talent and staff dedication to the arts. The School Choir, Boy’s Vocal Group, Girl’s Vocal Group, Hip Hop Dance Group, Band and Recorder Ensemble performed a range of items. The band, dance and vocal students were excited to share their skills with their peers prior to their evening performance at the Sapphire Coast Learning Community (SCLC) Performing Arts Festival at Eden High School. The Recorder Ensemble however shared only a small part of their repertoire, saving other songs for their Opera House performance later this term.

Two students from every class also participated in an Induction, becoming Student Representative Council Members for Semester 2. Parents and caregivers were thanked for their ongoing commitment to the school and its programs by being provided a special afternoon tea on Open Day. This was followed by an enthusiastic display of Jump Rope for Heart moves by Kindergarten and Year 2 students.

Student Lily Butler-Woollard also attended the Wednesday evening performance of the SCLC Performing Arts Festival held at Eden Marine High School. Lily sang a beautiful song she composed at a recent music camp.

The rest of the week saw the school recognised for more high achievements. Over 30 students competed in the Zone Athletics Carnival in Bega on Friday, resulting in the school coming second overall. Many students achieved their personal best whilst others were recognised as Age Champions, event and relay winners.

On Friday, four staff members were recognised for Excellence In Teaching and Learning at the 2013 Illawarra South East Region’s annual award ceremony, the fourth year in a row the school has been represented at the event.

“It has been a busy week but an excellent opportunity for parents, caregivers and the community to come into our school and see the range of excellent programs, outstanding resources and world class facilities we have” said principal Michelle Hulme. 


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