I cannot believe that we have just completed our ninth week, of the third term for our 2019 year!!! Where has the time gone? This week has been so many things- Magical, hard, fun, energetic, celebratory, supportive and unified.
On Monday we celebrated Harper’s Hair Day. With thanks to Emma for organising, rallying helpers and executing two amazing days of hair wizardry our students were able to show their support and love while ending up with a funky cut, beautiful braids or slick colour in their hair. Thanks must go to Brooke, Indigo, Hannah, Alice, Kelly, Ellen for their selfless donation of their time to help cut, braid or colour hair. An extra special thank you must go to Emma who, without her none of this would have been possible! Emma we love you!
Tuesday the Ramingining mob and 2019 Cockatoo delegation had a massive day! They started by making their way to Dandenong Market. There the delegations were able to take in the atmosphere of the market and buy some, much loved mementos of their trip.
After the market, the group headed to Emerald for a special fish and chip lunch and a play before they all boarded Puffing Billy and rattled, waved and smiled their way to Belgrave station.
Once arriving at Belgrave the group had a brief time to drive to Birdsland reserve for our whole school community afternoon play. Everyone had a wonderful time and it was excellent seeing our kids making greater friendships with each other.
After Birdsland we headed a bit further down the hill and shared dinner together at MacDonalds. The day finished at approximately 8pm with many tired faces.
Tuesday night our school also said ‘see you later’ to our 2019 China delegation who made their way, very early in the morning to Shanghai. We are all soooooo jealous (me of the M and M factory visit) but eagerly waiting to hear all of their amazing tales when they return mid-way through the holidays.
Wednesday some of our Grade Six and Five students, along with our Ramingining girls played football at Gembrook oval for the EDEC Girls Football competition. The team fought hard and long and played a total of six games! The team finished third in the competition but, in our eyes they were and are number one!
Congratulations to Jollie on being awarded the MVP award. You are a credit to the sport and our school!
Thursday the Grade Five students, last year’s Ramingining delegation and this year’s delegation, from Ramingining departed early, at 8am and headed into the City. There they had a marvellous day at Melbourne Zoo. This is an annual excursion for our school and one the Ramingining students look forward to.
Sadly, this morning Sarah and I drove our friends back to the airport so they could make their long journey back to Ramingining. We are so grateful and appreciative of the time we got to spend with our new and old friends. We will keep in contact and make sure, if they ever return to Melbourne again we can catch up.
We are sooooo lucky for our amazing students, parents, Ramingining friends and School!
Thank you for being a part of our story.
Canteen - NO wraps, sandwiches, rolls or jaffles next week
School finishes at 2:30 Friday the 20th of September