Our Year 3 students had a video link up with Greta Small live from Sochi.
Miss Kylie Green, one of our Year 3 teachers, was interviewed on local radio about the event.
Click here to listen to the interview.
Go MAD Community Service Announcement
In a previous post, we shared the incredible work our Energisers have done in promoting the Go MAD program – Go Make A Difference.
Listen to the radio ad and interview from these talented students!
We have some very clever students and talented teaching staff at Esperance Primary School. It’s time to celebrate our success!
Book in a Day
8 talented PEAC students from Years 5-7 worked with Mrs Annette Edwards to participate in the Book in a Day challenge. Students wrote a short story following specific criteria and published it all in one day. The book is currently being shared with students from all over the school. Well done!
Heartbeats and Minibeats
Esperance Primary has two skipping teams (Heartbeats – senior, Minibeats – junior) to promote healthy hearts. Heartbeats held a workshop for Mallee schools last week and both teams performed at our Learning Journey. This was the first ever public performance by the Minibeats at Esperance Primary School. Amazing performances by both! Thank you to Mrs Andrews, Mrs Vooght-Simpson, Mrs Blair, Miss Green and Mrs Sharpe for their help in coaching the students.
Our sustainable students, the Energisers, have developed a radio ad and video to promote the importance of sustainable living in order to Go And Make A Difference. Very professional products – inspiring! Thank you also to Ms Lewington for her support with these Year 6-7 students.
Tournament of Minds
This year we had two teams make it to the Australian Pacific Finals in Canberra. The talented Social Science and Language Literature teams wowed audiences at the State Finals in Perth and are currently fundraising to assist them in making the trip to Canberra at the start of next term. Well done to the creative Year 4-7 students and thank you to Mrs Ellett, Mr Gurney and Miss Clark.
Red Carpet Event
Earlier in the year, Year 2 students with Mrs Andrews and Miss Green created a DVD on the history of Esperance. They held a successful red carpet event to showcase their movie.
Esperance Primary School have uploaded their new app to the iTunes store and it is already experiencing success.
This app enables parents and carers to access the school website easily from their phone (and easily view newsletters and term planners), view copies of uniform order forms and canteen menus. A copy of the school map is available and parents and carers can also easily inform the school reasons for student absences.
Android phone users can now text absence notes to the school.
A big thank you to Leigh Westcott and Karl Gurney for running a PD on Tuesday for staff to develop their competence, confidence and capability in using the new IWB resource, Activ Inspire.
Staff are looking forward to building their capacity in using this program to deliver learning experiences.
The students of Lucky Bay 1 and 2 were very lucky to chat to a champ last month! They had the opportunity to Winter Olympic athlete, Greta Small. The Year 2 students were able to connect via Skype and developed questions to ask Greta. Here is a link to their chat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROauUtm_Cz8&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLm0RkvIfpBpUNRiNws-dVluikaBXmon49
We have installed these screens in each learning block as a way to showcase events in the school, share messages and display student work. This is our Library screen, celebrating Literacy and Numeracy Week.
Lisa Helenius, Geoff Chambers and Hayley Clark are currently attending a 2 day forum in Brisbane hosted by Microsoft Partners in Learning. Having been inspired by the wonderful presenters, Travis Smith and Joan Dalton, we look forward to implementing 21st Century Learning Design at Esperance Primary School. The learning intentions of collaboration, knowledge construction, self-regulation, use of ICT for learning, real world problem-solving and skilful communication embody of vision of inspiring personal excellence at EPS.
As we near the end of the term, we are closer to teaching and learning in the new school buildings!
To celebrate the history of the current Esperance Primary School buildings, tomorrow is our Back to Esperance Day. Past and present EPS community are invited to revisit the ‘old school’ and we are sure many memories will be stirred when time capsules are opened, past and present Heartbeats perform, people visit classrooms and participate in the wonderful stalls (book sales, sausage sizzles, sponge the teacher, Minute to Win It, treasure hunts and much more!).
We are also preparing for new servers with the move to SOE v4. This is an exciting development for Esperance Primary School as all servers will communicate with each other and less money will be spent on infrastructure (enabling more money to be spent on teaching and learning!). Watch this space!