Term 2 is well underway. All classes are very busy completing units of work and assessment items in preparation for the end of semester reporting.
On Wednesday many of our classes participated in the National Simultaneous Story time where they listened to the story “Family Tree".
Gala Days: Unfortunately, due to the recent wet weather, the Gala Sports day for our older students was cancelled today. Hopefully the event will go ahead in Week 10. We know many of the students are looking forward to this event and our Netball, Flag Footy and Football teams have been training hard during the lunch breaks. A special thanks to the staff who have given up their lunch breaks to assist the students in developing their skills for this competition.
Fanfare: Our Strings Orchestra and Concert Band are performing in the Fanfare competition in Rockhampton on Thursday. They have been practicing hard and we wish them the best of luck.
Prep Vision Screening: On Thursday and Friday we will be hosting Vision Screening for Prep students. This is a free service and we encourage all Prep families to take advantage of this opportunity even if you don't think there are any concerns with your child's vision. If you have not registered your child for this please check your emails for the registration links or contact the school office for assistance.
Edward the Emu: On Tuesday the 14th of June our Prep students will be attending a performance of Edward the Emu at the Pilbeam Theatre. Permission notes and payments are due Monday the 6th of June.
Under Eights Day: Thursday 16th of June will be a fun filled and exciting morning here at Emu Park State School. Our Prep to Year 2 students along with the Kindy students from Coastal Kids will be participating in our annual Under Eights activity morning. Parents and younger siblings are most welcome to join us.
Sport Days: We will be finishing off our term with our Sports Days in Week 10. Wednesday the 22nd of June we will be holding our Prep to Year 2 Sports Day from 9am to 12:30pm. From 1:15pm to 3pm we will begin our Year 3 to 6 events with some running heats and finals. Thursday the 23rd of June is the Year 3 to 6 Sports Day where all student will participate in the field events and we will complete the running events. Two busy and fun filled days ahead.
Did you know?
Handwriting: Why handwriting is important.
In our modern, online and technology-based world many people question the importance and relevance of teaching handwriting. It can also be a time consuming and arduous task for many students. It is important to note that handwriting is actually a very important skill.
- Handwriting gives the brain more “hooks' to hang your memories on. It activates the sensorimotor part of the brain and opens the brain up for learning. When this occurs we learn better and remember better.
- When students learn how to form the letters consistently and correctly they are better able to remember the letters and recognise them.
- When students are able to form the letters quickly and correctly it frees up the brain for other learning and ideas.
- Studies show that handwriting sparks creativity and boosts problem solving.
- Handwriting enhances focus, helps us to learn and retain information better.