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Penola 2021 – Issue 15

Penola 2021 – Issue 15

Wow! What an eventful couple of weeks it has been at Mary MacKillop where children were given many opportunities to showcase their talents and join in with the fun at the recent events: Father’s Day fun and games on the oval, Athletics Carnival and Edu Dance concert. Many thanks to all staff involved in coordinating these events which continue to highlight our school’s wonderful community spirit.

Penola 2021 – Issue 15

Penola 2021 – Issue 14

I would like to say a huge thank you to the P&F who worked closely with our staff during Book Week this year. Together, they ran a hugely successful Book Fair and a Read-a-thon. Both events raised several thousand dollars, all of which will be donated to the Library to purchase extra books for our students. I’m sure the P&F will give you the exact details once they have them. I was blown away with the success of these activities and the engagement from our community. It is great to see how much we value reading and good old fashioned books! Well done to Year 2 Gold who registered the most participants in the Read-a-thon which means they get to choose what I dress up as at assembly this week. They kindly gave me three choices and you will get to see which one I chose this Friday.

Penola 2021 – Issue 15

Penola 2021 – Issue 13

I would like to say a huge thank you to the P&F who worked closely with our staff during Book Week this year. Together, they ran a hugely successful Book Fair and a Read-a-thon. Both events raised several thousand dollars, all of which will be donated to the Library to purchase extra books for our students. I’m sure the P&F will give you the exact details once they have them. I was blown away with the success of these activities and the engagement from our community. It is great to see how much we value reading and good old fashioned books! Well done to Year 2 Gold who registered the most participants in the Read-a-thon which means they get to choose what I dress up as at assembly this week. They kindly gave me three choices and you will get to see which one I chose this Friday.

Penola 2021 – Issue 15

Penola 2021 – Issue 12

This week, we celebrate Australia’s only saint and the woman who is a role model for all of us. I am of course talking about Mary MacKillop, whom our school is named after. There are only two schools in Western Australia named after her: us and MacKillop College in Busselton. I think this should make us feel very privileged. We are having our annual Mary Mac Week celebrations and as usual, we will be holding our art exhibition. This year, we are trying something a little bit different. As we now have a dedicated Art teacher and programme, we are wanting the students’ work to be presented as if we were in an art gallery. Therefore, each class will have their work presented on a canvas on an easel. Like an art gallery, all works will be on sale (no doubt, for a bargain price) and all money raised will go to the P&F. Some of you will have the opportunity to purchase these priceless pieces of work that would look amazing in your home. Keep an eye out for a message with all the details of how to place a bid for a piece of artwork. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Owen Miller for putting this exhibition together. It is his first year here with us and it has been a daunting task to say the least.

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