The Year 1/2 Sleep Out program achieved many goals both in the educational sphere as well as in the areas of personal and social skill development. Students will return to school to talk and reflect on their camp experience. Coping with one’s personal care and hygiene, organising clothing and belongings, sharing a room with a fellow student and eating food prepared beyond the home are all sound learning opportunities. For our younger students it is the difference of a day’s learning outside the classroom that creates excitement and challenge.
At NEGS our goal is to make school camps rewarding and enriching experiences for every student. We know that for some children, being away from their families can be challenging and perhaps daunting. However, we trust that you understand these experiences to be an important part of our curriculum, which cater to the social, physical and emotional development of your child.
Year 5 and 6 students will be visiting Canberra in Term 1 (26 February – 3 March). This five day camp experience will ensure our students understand the importance of democracy in the development of our nation and also significant places such the Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia.
Years 3 – 4 will have a three day outdoor education experience at Lake Keepit in Term 1 2018 (28 Feb – 2 March). This is an important component of our program as it is an opportunity to make new friends, build the cohesion of the primary classes and have heaps of fun. Here is a link to the Lake Keepit Sport and Recreation Camp –
Bravo Madame O’Neill! French Day was a celebration of all things French. The students waltzed, made berets, sang songs and had a terrific time. The creativity of our enthusiastic language teacher made the day innovative and also interesting for students K – 6, and also our French sisters at NEGS.
Science in the bush
Thanks to UNE for a fantastic Science day last week. The Year 5 students had an amazing experience working with scientists and lecturers from the different departments at the university. Forensics, microbiology, pharmacy and surveying are careers that we would encourage our students to explore and this was certainly the case with experiments involving fingerprinting, yeast expansion, microscopes, emulsions and survey equipment.
Term 4 events to add to your calendar
17 November Year 6 Fundraiser Day
21 November K – 12 Assembly (K-2 presenting)
28 November Transition Celebration of Learning
30 November K – 6 Celebration of Learning
1 December Junior School Xmas Pool Party
3 December Year 6 Lunch
4 December NEGS JS Activities Day – Dress Red for Red Cross
5 December Year 6 Final Assembly (2pm)
5 December End of Term 4
5 December NEGS Carols and P and F Family Christmas Party
Transition students will celebrate their year at a Transition Graduation Ceremony. This will be held on 28 November at NEGS Junior School.
Celebration of Learning will be held for Kindergarten to Year 6 on 30 November at 6pm. This will be a wonderful way to congratulate our young learners. All students are expected to attend this formal school event.
Join us for our Junior School Pool Party on 1 December. This is a family event and children must be accompanied by their parents.
All Junior School students will be excited to hear that plans are afoot for the Activities Day at the end of the year. This will take place on Monday, 4 December. Plans are in the making for an exciting day. As we have in previous years, DRESS Red for Red Cross will be the theme.
NEGS Carol Service will be held on the evening of 5 December. Years 3 to 6 will be performing (and Year 2 Vocal Ensemble and Handbells). Infants children are invited to attend but it is not compulsory. Afterwards, all families are invited to the P & F Xmas Party.