WOW!!! What a fantastic effort all of our students put in today running the cross country!!! It was great to see everyone trying their best!!!! Well done to all students!!
What a fantastic day!!! Today Coral Park celebrated Harmony Day. All of the students wore their cultural dress or orange to celebrate all of our differences. We enjoyed Bollywood dancing and some amazing cultural dancing during assembly. We were so lucky to be able to share some delicious food from all around the world!! A huge thanks to all of the parents, families and children for their amazing efforts!!
Today the Junior School had a visit from two Victoria Police Officers. Senior Constable Steve and Senior Constable Sharon came to talk to the Junior Students about their role within the community. They showed us lots of different things the Police do including the Mounted Police and the Canine Squad. Just like when we had the Ambulance here, the students all loved getting into the Police Car and of course, turning on the lights and sirens! It was fantastic to be able to hear about all the great things the police do within our community.
Today the Junior School went for a community walk through the wetlands. We started at the back of the school and walked down to see the Aboriginal ‘Medicine Wheel’. The students were all very fascinated to see the different animals made within the mosaic. We then continued over the bridge and had a bit of a rest watching the ducks. After a bit of a longer walk down to the playground area at the end of the wetlands, we were able to see the Hampton Park shops where we discussed the places in our community that we could see. Finally we stopped off to have some snack and then we walked all the way back up to the Milk Bar on Coral Drive to post our letters! All the students had a fantastic morning (although some had sore legs) and the weather was beautiful for us! Thanks to Grandpa Dave who also came along today to help!
Today we were lucky enough to be visited at Coral Park by Andrew from Hampton Park CFA. He told us to ask parents where to meet if a fire has started at your house? YOU would need to get out as quick as you can, and “GET DOWN LOW and GO, GO, GO!” Would you meet at the letter box?
He also showed us how to ‘STOP, DROP and ROLL’ if we caught on fire.
Thanks Andrew, the Juniors enjoyed your visit.
The junior school had a visit today from Paramedic Kelly. She talked to J4 about who to call in an emergency, our breathing and our hearts! We got to see Sue running and watched her heart rate going faster and faster! Thanks so much to Paramedic Kelly for coming to visit! We especially loved the ambulance!
Term one has been very busy in J1 and J2. We have made delicious pancakes with our buddy grade! Using chalk we drew number lines outside. We practised leaving spaces between words in our writing using cereal pieces. We cooked Indonesian klepon with coconut and palm sugar. An ambulance came to school and we all looked inside.